Freemers - very sad, hope he didn't suffer. Take care. I am the proud owner of two ancient horses,can't bear to think about how I'll cope when the inevitable happens...
I've been awol from the thread - hello the the new joiner! Good luck Zuvai with your training.
I had a running drought for 2 weeks, caused by the snow, work and feeling a bit under the weather. I broke the drought by running a 20 miler on Wednesday. Eeek, my body paid for it. I crawled home and fell asleep in the bath for 90 minutes!
I've been running in some YakTrax Pros - great for running on compacted snow and ice, and they only cost £20. I think they're fab.
And, as you can probably tell, I'm on a night shift. Grrrhhhhhh!
December's been so busy for me, I've neglected running, and reading this thread. Boilers, backs and icy tumbles seem to be the order of the day - comiserations to all who've suffered from these afflictions.
Sue - hope the walking is helping your back. I can sympathise, as since I fell down some concrete icy steps, I had a niggle for about a week and didn't run as a precaution. It now feels better, without treatment, but I'm keeping an eye on it. Fingers crossed your sorts itself out soon - the power walking is a good idea.
I've been really slack on the running front. A combination of a hectic work schedule, working extra shifts to pay for my holiday in February and a bit of a malaise generally. I haven't been ill, but have had a scratchy throat, swollen glands and sore head for about 10 days. It hasn't developed, and fingers crossed it doesn't. This is my third of three night shifts, so I'm being cereful about food etc.
So after not running for 2 weeks, I then had a free day, it wasn't snowing, so I decided to grab the moment and run a 20 miler! It was really tough, snow and ice on at least 75% of my route. But I managed it, full marks for effort, not style. I've since been running in my YakTrax Pro and can honestly say they're brill! 6 miles for me tonight in a snowy Notting Hill - it was brill.
Oh gosh, I'm almost too embarrassed by my lack of running to post here!
I've had an eventful week of work (snowed in in Leeds, plus 3 full on 13 hr night shifts) but I have barely run since Sunday's 20 miler. Mainly because of the snow, and then a tumble down some steps which though was quite funny at the time, has left me with a sore arm, shoulder and a sore lower back. It was quite a comedy fall, I was walking from my home in York to the railway station at around half 3 on Friday, to go down to London for a night shift, and I slipped so suddenly at the top of a flight of 10 steps that I had no chance of stopping the fall, and had to just go with it. Then I had to roll out of the way as the chap behind me did exactly the same, and was about to land on me!
Hey ho, I'm going to run tomorrow, after a gentle swim in the morning.
I have also bought some of these: http://www.yaktrax.co.uk/back-to-shop/yaktrax-walker-pro/yaktrax-pro to help me run in the snow. Does anyone have any experience of them? I've already paid for them, so I'll give them a go anyway, but keen to know if anyone has used them.. Fingers crossed they'll prevent me from being housebound in this prolonged snow.
Hope everyone's OK, I will now read back over the last few pages that I've missed.