Sorry, been AWOL for a while, what I thought was a nasty chest infection looks as if it is whooping cough - which can last for anything up to around 6 months (known as the 100 day cough) Not slept properly for two weeks and can't even contemplate running, although have been able to keep cycling. Appointment with Cardiologist next week, so all in all falling apart (plus I need another lump investigated on my right hand)
However some great running going on with Free filling her trophy cabinet and 2Old defying all the aches and pains to grand a great marathon time.
AA: enjoy the Greek Islands, I'll think of you as I trudge round Universities with my nephew from Belfast.
Chick: hope I can bounce back as well as you always seem to!! Take care and don't overdo it
Barry: great to see you are back running, but don't push it too soon
Survived the spin and leading a 5 mile off-road run last night, so having an easier day today. Seeing the Doc tomorrow about my referral to a Cardiologist, so trying not to do anything too fast until I see what the situation is. Have also picked up a chest infection, having survived all winter without so much as a cold
AA: are you planning to do a tri this summer or just keeping the swimming and biking going for variety?
2Old: I am assuming you will do the full marathon - hardly worth getting up for a half
Barry: you must be pretty fed up by now. We were up past Cotswold Water Park on our bikes on Sunday - is that where you swim?
Nell: bet your rest doesn't go any better than mine!
Right, that's my 2 weeks rest after the 100 over (2 weeks rest from running that is). Managed around 200 miles on the bike last week including one 74 mile ride with my new club - the Bristol Thursday Old Time Cyclists. As the name suggests nearly all are retired but boy do they move 25mph into a headwind on the Cotswold Edge was just a warm up for the pub lunch. I was the 'token totty', but luckily was able to take most of them out on the hills and just about keep up on the flats. Being a careful descender I kept well back and dodged round the potholes.
Back to the running club tonight Off to the gym now for the regular Monday mayhem at spin - this month it is hill sprints
Nell: or two or three!! Congratulations on a sensible marathon in a time I could only ever dream of - sure I can't tempt you to 4 PoF them back to back?????
Forgot to mention in my report that on the section with all the hideous high stiles I heard a voice behind me as I struggled to lift my leg up to the step on the stile 'lets just hope the rest of the seven dwarves aren't also waiting to get across'
turned out to be a good friend so I contented myself with a universal gesture and plodded on........