Thanks. The youthful look to my picture was not intentional it was obviously something to do with my vision!! The design was mine, but was put onto the timber by an artist because I knew I couldn't get the proportions correct myself. It would have taken me ages and I may have given up!! Yes, now 2 artists on this thread. Well there would be 3 if aws was still here.
Your trigonometry sounds very complicated to me. I was always interested in the time and the distance run and HR but never had the interest or the ability to take the stats any further. But you obviously have both the interest and the ability to do so. I can well imagine the mixture of weight and increased milage as one advances in age, does indeed take it out on one. Good on you for combining what must be a wining combination.
I like the sound of Canadian youngsters
Good that, at least, something could be done to alleviate your pain and discomfort in your shoulder. Both my rotator cuffs are tight and disrupt the rotation of my shoulders somewhat! I think that has come from my tennis playing days. I hope that you get relief from the steroid injection. It's far too hot and humid for me too.
Will you be returning to your bike class? It will build up your quads well. I was always hopeless on the stationary bike, 2 reasons, quads got tired very quickly and I always found the saddle very uncomfortable! It certainly sounds as if the new exercise got at the weakened muscles in the knee affected leg.
It is good that you just have respect for your injury and that you no longer are scared of PF. 10 miles requires a lot if fitness to run. Bit by bit your fitness WILL return. It really will. Are you going into the mountains in Austria or any of the cities and towns?
Loved the Churchill retort story, made me laugh out loud I agree with you about the thin extendible leads which are often difficult to spot. This morning I had a cyclist ride either side of me. I was aware of the one on my right but not the one who rode through on my left hand side just a fraction after the other passing bike. I run close to the edge of the trail so it really made me jump. Actually dangerous, I am always asking cyclists to ring their bell when passing. But it makes no difference!! On a different trail in a more cycle educated area, one always gets a bell by a passing cyclist.
Even though it's hot keep that Mr Sensible hat well glued on!!
I like your philosophy in coming to the conclusion that the heavier the tank (bike) the more effort extended!!! Hope you found a park not too full if 'effing runners!
Hot again, but lower temps and higher humidity. Ran/walked the usual present distance. It was slow and a little laborious but done.
Stewart is in the process of getting my picture ready for hanging outside.
I am baking a gluten free carrot cake which tastes just like a regular cake and a regular strawberry cream sponge cake for a Tanzanian School Charity in the form of a tea party tomorrow.
Monday sees us singing twice at the Oxted & Edenbridge Show. We sing twice so it will be a whole day affair, which should be great fun.
We just missed the crash too, we had driven past not so long before the accident. I don't think the reading clubs read high brow books. Well not from my experience of hearing of the books that my friends read at these clubs. I noted the remark about your m-i-l !
Thanks for your appreciation of my picture. Keep up your good work.
The size of the picture is 113c X 95c. Quite a good size. Have you recovered from your visitors yet?
Speed reading War and Peace. Haha.
Pleased to hear you both enjoyed your time spent in Worcestershire. Age grading observation after a race is the only way to go! Have you relaxed about your old injury or does it still get into your head?
Well it isn't much cooler here at all. I set out running in temps of 30c. But it is cooler than that down the trail due to the tree shade, but the trees do contribute to the humidity. I ran/ walked the usual 4.5 miles and 3/4 HR later I am still leaking from all parts of my body. No point in having a shower just yet. I think later I shall have my feet in a cold bucket for a while!
I had an incident during my run which made me even hotter as a result of getting angry.
I ran past 2 (well dressed and tidy) teenagers with a large German Shepherd. As I went past the dog lunged at me and touched me. I wasn't to know he wasn't going to bite me, or indeed knock me down. I had words with the boy which he didn't like. He said he was only saying hello. I then explained that I wasn't to know that as he was behind me. The indignant response then was "I have got him on a lead" yes, I said but you didn't have him under control. I told him how old I was and that many runners get tripped by dogs. He shrugged, so I asked him how he would feel about his granny running and how old was she and he replied that he had no idea because he didn't speak to her. So I told him that this summed up his character! They carried on walking so I the called out that I was going to overtake them again. He then yanked the dog in to the shortest lead so I then said no need to take out on your lovely dog.
Then of course I ran too fast with anger boiling inside me and my HR rising with each step! Did me no good at all
Phew, that took a lot of words, but I needed to get it off my chest.
I don't suppose there were many other 76 yr old ladies in the SE mad enough to run in our high temperatures today!!!
Thanks TS. It will be grouted on Friday which will change the look of the picture completely. I have been checking to see if there are any loose tiles and re-glueing them. Quite a laborious task.
Yes agree with you about Bryony, her innocence was delightful. You were lucky that you were pounding the streets of London yesterday, because today was even hotter. 32c here and so very humid too. My hair has been wet all day! Re TV, agree with you, but we have been plouging our way through ALL old episodes of Cold Feet and enjoying them. Then tonight is The Great British Bake Off, I do enjoy that programme!
I couldnt sleep last night because of the humidity, I guess tonight will be the same tonight. It's horrible not sleeping well isn't it? Sorry to hear you are afflicted by not sleeping well either.
I should have run today, but it was too hot, and I don't need to! I walked into town and back a X that was bad enough.
Good to hear from you, I had been wondering how you were and had been hoping that you were ok, which you are with your 55 mile weeks.
Pity yout stationary bike is hanging on because I have a friend (who is old a decripid, his words) who has been a runner most of his life and now has an injury which won't go away. He has recently bought a new exercise bike which is named something like Tour de France bike!! He says it is superb but I think it cost him rather a lot of money!! I can identify with you on being able to train somehow with something or other being enough to keep one happy!
Watch it kiddo, you don't need to be laid off running again just when you have patiently built up all that fitness once again. You didn't mention the GB Ladies Hockey team, they were SUPERB. Brownie brothers are amazing. Mo is so exciting to watch and he comes up trumps when needed. I shall so miss Usain at the next Olympics. So many fantastic performances in the Olympics. I felt so very sorry for the lovely Gemilli, on missing out so very narrowly on the bronze medal. Such a lovely young man. He was team captain.
Please can I add my best wishes to you for your diagnosis.
Shame about L Vyrnwy. Such a pleasant race. Your knee sounds to be settling well.
Good mileage in the bag. You are coming back!!
I have run a couple more 4.5 milers. Also had a couple of my 1:1 Pilates sessions. Recovery takes so long theses days. We have had a couple days of rain but nothing like what was forecast and the next few days we are blessed with warm weather again. Although I am not looking forward to the humid nights. Sleep is not my best asset at the best of times.
My picture is coming on well. I shall miss the Olympics big time. The BBC do us proud with their incredible Olympic coverage.