Well I managed to run 10k today.It was a slow plod,but i never intended it to be quick.That is the longest run this year.However about 30 minutes after finishing I had yet another migraine.It is obviously the exercise which is triggering it.I just wish i knew how to stop it from happening.
Tomorrows tune is Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar and ''Thinking About You'' .
I finally had some good news about my parents old house today,and my sister and I accepted an offer of 270,000.It's 15 grand below the asking price,but there is no chain,and as we have had the house on the market for quite a few months,it is a relief.Once it has gone,then we can finally move on and get some closure.It will be sad to see the house go in many ways,but it marks the end of a couple of awful years for us.
I suffered another bad migraine on Sunday night,not brought on by exercise,which stopped me from running yesterday.I have had half a dozen migraines in the last 2 weeks,after a period of 18 months without any.I do have a tendancy to get them a lot at times.
Hopefully I will be ok for tomorrow,and I will do a slow 10k run to reach my distance target for this month.To make up for missed training yesterday, I may do my first Parkrun on Saturday,which will meet my other target.I don't expect i'll be fast,and i'll be happy to finish in sub 35 mins.
Chili,that cake sounds lovely, I'll have a slice please.Yummy. I did some baking yesterday.I made some yummy fruity flapjacks for my wife and I,and a coffee and walnut cake for the MS therapy centre I took my wife too.It went down very well with them,i'm pleased to say. I looked into the HIIT training regime,but I feel it would be too intense for me to get through without injury.
Franny,well done on getting through a wild and windy Parkrun.Just going is a big thing on days like that.
MC I hope the weather gets a bit better before you come home,and you get an alpine swim.
Today's tune is by Neil Young and Crazy Horse with ''Keep On Rocking In The Free World'' which should blow any cobwebs away.
Hi all. I guess I've missed a few days of posting songs,but it has been a busy week with one thing and another.
My cat is much improved,and we let him outside for the first time today.So far he seems to be coping well,and even managed to jump on top of the shed.He is eating well,and looking much happier.
As Franny mentioned,I finally felt up to a run yesterday for a 4 mile run.I really had to force myself out of the door though.Once I got into my stride I really enjoyed it,and I was 20 seconds faster than my last run a week ago,so I haven't lost any fitness.I was really happy,but I did suffer from another migraine within 20 minutes of finishing,which has happened 4 times in recent weeks.I have tried to make sure I am fuelled up and hydrated before I run recently,but it still happens.Hopefully it will settle down.I'm not going to let it stop me training.
I was very inspired by an interview Jo Pavey gave on BBC Sport today.She described how for the first few months of her return to training,she was very slow,and despite trying didn't seem to be improving much from week to week.And then there was a small improvement,and suddenly it all started to come together.I have been in a similar situation since I came back from my injuries,and I feel I'm slowly beginning to see signs of improvement after months of struggling.Hopefully I can get back to where I was,just as she has.
Franny,I hope you enjoy your Parkrun.Especially after your long run.A good mix of training.
MC,Your holiday sounds great.It looks like a wonderful place.I hope the weather has been kind to you in Switzerland.I have been watching the athletics from Zurich,and they have had some very cold wet and windy weather at times there.
Chili,it's great you can go running with your daughter.It is something to bond over.
Jude,I hope you have a lovely anniversary.Well done on a really long run.
Today's tune is an old one that wasn't a hit,but I really liked it.It is the debut single from China Crisis, ''African And White'' which came out back in 1982.
Hi everyone,sorry I haven't been around much,and missed a couple of songs of the day.I've had a few worries with my cat being poorly,and also some issues with the sale of my parents old home to deal with.It has been very stressful week.
As a result I've felt a bit under the weather,and I haven't had the energy to go for a run,as I have not been sleeping well.When I'm stressed or worried I find I make excuses not to go running.I hope I feel a bit better in a day or so,and i'll try and get out for a run on Friday.
My cat is a little better and managed to go to the toilet properly today,so hopefully is on the mend.
Tomorrows tune is a dance tune.It is Disclosure ft Eliza Doolittle and ''You And Me''.
Hi Legs and welcome to the thread.Mathschick is right,this is a great place to get chat and advice.And she is also right about not doing too much too soon.A good rule of thumb is never go over your previous weeks mileage by more than 10%.
My cat is back home,and is very weak and quiet,but is eating properly for the first time in 2 weeks.We have yet to see if anything comes out of the other end.Hopefully it will as it was chronic constipation that made him poorly.We are having to keep all the windows closed to stop him getting out,which is horrible as I like fresh air.
With all the problems with the puss, I didn't find time for a run today,but hopefully will tomorrow.
So the last tune was ''Fergus Sings The Blues'' by Deacon Blue.Which contains the lyrics James And Bobby Purify.So the tune for tomorrow is ''I'm Your Puppet'' by the afore mentioned James And Bobby Purify.