I am trying to be on my 'best' behaviour and not look at long races for next year - I want to improve on some shorter distances and hopefully this will eventually have a knock on effect in improving my marathon time . HAH!
3 weeks no booze is easy when you've had gastric flu . Also lost 4lb in weight which is why I'm currently stuffing my face with anything that sits in the cupboard. I'm surprised no one has tried to market this like one of those faddy 'Hollywood' diets - 'Hey guys, detox, lose weight, quit drinking...all with one wonderful dose of gastric flu'. LOL
Not much 'action' on here at the moment - hope everyone is okay and looking forward to Christmas!
OMG Christmas - unbelievably I came back from a run today and there was a note through the door from one of my upstairs neighbours saying she is having a Christmas drinks / snacks thing on Sunday tea-time for all the neighbours and would I like to come!! Bloody hell, nice to be invited and all that, but its only the 17th November ! I don't want to have to think about any of it until at least the 24th December if possible !
Equally unbelievably I was at the allotment on Saturday and a guy wished me 'Happy Holidays' and said he wouldn't be back until the NY so have a great time! LOL!!
FFS - some of us have work to go to !!
Stomach seems better now, and I'm back running. Still have bad IBS occasionally but its manageable and I'm going to have to really watch what I eat - no rich or processed food as that really sets it off, and I have officially given up alcohol since being ill ! Given that this is the time of year we are all bombarded with this stuff it seemed fitting to quit drinking - I do like a challenge after all ! 3 weeks today .
FFB did really well on her volcano - I hope I have as much fun when it comes to my mid-life crisis ! Well done FFB!!!
Elspeth - I'm semi-recovered, but if it comes back again in a few days I am definitely going to the Docs. I've cleaned the bathroom loads to make sure I'm not just re-infecting myself, so hopefully this is the end of it.
Down to Troon for a walk today and actually had an appetite and managed to eat a whole bag of chips so definitely improving, although still horrible IBS stabbing pain after eating.
Good to have some nice dry weather, been nice Wintery sun down here today .
Been ill all week with gastric flu. Hideous . Spent most of the time in bed, trying to eat soup and recover.
Finally managed to eat some solid food now and been out for an easy run today. Much better, but taking it steady as I don't want it to come back again! If this is some hideousness I picked up from using porta-loos at the last marathon, I think I must have removed just about every bit of bacteria or virus from my stomach by now (one way or another !!). So please let that be it over!!
Meant to be down at the Bella 10k today but am not recovered enough to race yet, so gave it a miss.