Busbar - yes, that spinning class is certainly a good workout. I have to take a flannel with me to wipe my face as the perspiration streams down it after 20 minutes or so. We have some weights work to do as well (I pick the smallest ones, 0.5 kilo - once picked 1.5 kilo weights by mistake, impossible to hold them at arms' length for more than a few seconds), keeping the legs going while doing things with the weights. It is all done to unbearably loud music; I switch off my hearing aids but leave them in my ears to block the sound, but it's still very loud.
TS - a drying cupboard, brilliant idea, and wonderful that you are able to fix it up. Won't Margaret be borrowing it to dry all the washing?
Above freezing today (not much above, and the wind was from the north and very cold). Ran my 3.1 mile route, which pretends to be a parkrun.
Wonderful running, Red. Had to laugh at your 105 marathons after you'd been told to stop running. And you never had the operation?
3.1 miles early this afternoon. Temperature was (just) above freezing, but the wind was cold. I dressed up warm, everything covered except my head, and even then I had a band on to cover my ears. Shorts indeed, it has to be pretty warm before I expose my legs.
For a while I couldn't get onto the website, and TE's comment about being "back on line" indicates why.
TE, that was truly magnificent, and how funny about coinciding with John B from the Over 60s thread!
Congratulations on new grandson, Exhausted. 9.5 lbs is impressive. My largest was 9lbs 2 oz, and that was enough.
WtnMel - despite a 3 week break you were still overtaking people going uphill? You clearly maintained cardiovascular fitness somehow.
Red - so it's 50 done, 2 to go? - Enjoy them, and celebrate properly at the end.
I've done a few short runs, and been to another of the spinning classes, since I last posted. Knee is much the same. I've arranged to see some sort of an expert (in London, when I'm there over Christmas) recommended by Elder Daughter. It seems to be gait analysis plus. She has seen him herself, re a foot problem; but one of her reasons for recommending him was that he's about the same age as I am, so I won't get the "just slow down and stop running" line. At least, I hope I won't.
Cold her today. Temperature outdoors was -8 when I first got up, and is still -5 now. Goodness knows what it got down to overnight.
TE - 3rd MV70+ and better still beating your nemesis! Very impressive.
Red - good thing you'd allowed plenty of time for getting there. How old is Kizzy? What do you have to multiply horses' age by, to convert it into a rough equivalent of human age? 3, is it?
Went out with the running club on Tuesday evening; there were enough of us, of varied abilities, to split into 3 groups. Needless to say I was with the slowest group, and also took a couple of short cuts as I'm still nursing my knee though it's a great deal better than it was a few months ago. Today I did 2.2 miles on my own, very slowly. Must try speeding up a bit and see if the knee reacts at all.