I actually read Don Quixote (not in Spanish, of course!) about a year ago; my mother had a 2-volume hardback edition, which is still on my bookshelves. He certainly was very thin, often going without food altogether. And sleep.
TS, that's really good news that you can do a bit of running now, and that if not entirely pain-free your foot is tolerable.
Ceal, a long time ago you sent me a reference to a whole lot of exercises for plantar fasciitis (from which I had been suffering), so undoubtedly you know how to treat it. Hope it is clearing up now.
Went for a run this afternoon, a little over 4 miles, nothing special. The day was cold, grey and uninviting but I'd had 3 pieces of cake earlier in the day at a church coffee morning, so I thought I'd better run them off.
Went for a little trot this afternoon; weather was most uninviting, cold and grey, but I'd had 3 pieces of cake at a church coffee morning earlier, so thought I'd better run them off. I was talking to someone at the coffee morning about how he "feeds" his cake; he turns it upside down, pierces holes in the bottom with a knitting needle, and pours the brandy in. Is that how it's usually done?
Lovely to have you back, Christine. Your brutal half-marathon was a lot quicker than my recent PB, in spite of the hills and the heaving and the blue fountain. You're now going to take it easy, I hope, and do what the physio suggested.
WelshPoppy - wonderful mileage. You're going to keep very fit throughout the winter.
Mick and Graham - go carefully, gentlemen. Especially in the cold weather. And Mick will no doubt have it really cold.
Went swimming this afternoon. Nothing heroic, just my usual sedate half hour in a well-heated pool.
Been swimming (in a nice warm pool, I hasten to say).
My cold seems to have almost gone, without ever having really developed. If that's thanks to the echinaceae, I'm very impressed by it. TE, it's a herbal medicine, derived from a plant of the same name (which has pretty flowers, often grown in people's gardens), and it can't officially clain to do anything as it hasn't been through the rigorous trials that "real" medicines have to go through, but is sold "based on traditional use". But lots of people say it really does help, so I thought it was worth a try. It's supposed to boost the immune system; the instructions say take it at the first signs of a cold. In future I shall take it pre-emptively, when I go to London!
I think you've had it colder darn sarf than we have in Wales. I think it's been dropping below freezing at night, but a few degrees above in the daytime. I went for a short but hilly run. Have been fighting off a cold - with the help of echinaceae, which I've never taken before but (touch wood) it seems to be working.