There is an interesting article/letter in this month's RW about smoking and how it can affect your health. I think that it was brilliant and compact, so much so, that I have photocopied it and put it on the notice board at work in the hope that smokers might just get the hint about their early demise to the grave. Anyone fancy doing the same? I can also claim (quite honestly) that I have never even put the butt of a cigarette in my mouth, let alone 'tried one', in 38 healthy years of life. Can anyone beat this? I'm sure someone can.
With onset of yet another icy winter, there is a problem which many male runners face, myself included. How do you protect your, let's say 'manly bits' from the freezing temperatures? I sometimes return from a chilly morning run and I cannot feel a thing 'below', and fear it's dropped off with frost bite! Are there any products on the market to stop my wife from panicking about our future sex life? Thermal jocks etc?
I live in a reasonably hilly area. I cannot run more than a mile on flat ground. At some point, generally more than once for a five miler, I encounter hills, .... steep, shallow, the lot. Will I suffer over a period of years from doing so much hard training? At the moment, I really boost my times, because of all the strength training that I naturally incur, and have recently produced PBs (in my late 30s). Does anyone have the same surrounding undulating problems?
I too was rejected five years in a row 1995 to 2000. I enquired with FLM as to why and they proved that the ballot system was just bad luck for me! Everyone with five rejections is put into the same 'hat' and some pulled out for acceptance. But I got in on the 6th year. Keep trying .... or break 3-15!