I'm very happy to run on my own, but appreciate the new places the club has taken me to, mainly off-road, in places I'd probably get lost in or just not attempt for fear I would get lost if I did.
I was seven when I rumbled Father Christmas, and this was solely because he wrote me a note to go with a present, and I recognised my father's handwriting. But I pretended I hadn't rumbled him, because I so much looked forward to opening my stocking on Christmas morning.
2.22 miles early this afternoon, wrapped up warm because of the cold wind. And fell asleep later, entirely without meaning to.
Matsmum - if she's made the national news, I should think she will be having nightmares, if not sleepless nights, indeed! Maybe she could have let the children in gently by saying "Who is Father Christmas, really" and telling them the legend of St. Nicholas.
(You can appreciate the line her reasoning may have taken, though: if the Church appears to believe that Father Chirstmas is real, then when they are older and find out he isn't, what are they going to think about the other things the Church seems to have accepted as "real"? - our parish priest wisely never mentions father Christmas. Shepherds, yes; angels, yes; gold, frankincense and myrrh, yes; FC, no. Though one year he did print out "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" in the Newsletter, in Latin.)
Bursitis sounds grim, but if you're going to be back running again in the near future, the news must be basically good!
My cold is not entirely better, but now better enough for me to be quite sure I'm winning. Hoping for a little run tomorrow. Thank you for asking, TE.
That sounds quite appalling, your daughter being left behind by the running club she'd just joined.- and WtnMel's experience also. Apart from anything else, surely they have a responsibility for the runners they include in their runs? I am often left behind for a short time, but the others wait, and/or someone circles back and runs with me for a while. And if someone's not planning to do the complete run, the run leaders always want to know, so they know who they should be looking out for, and who they no longer need to be looking out for.
WtnMel, on "Fetch" I am mostly on the 700 mile thread. 700 miles seems a reasonable distance for the year, and besides there are some extremely amusing people who contribute to the thread, always worth a few laughs. Do you use a different name for Fetch, or the same one?
Aws - anthropomorphic - that's me. It runs in the family. My mother used to talk about a teapot which looked as though it was sneering.
I thought you were training for a forthcoming London marathon (not necessarily in 2015, though). Who is the pressure coming from, not to be training for anything? - The extra weight must surely be a good medical reason for a bit of increased time spent running. Or run-walking.
Exhausted - I find that being outdoors in weather which is cold, or wet, or windy, or any two or all three of these, makes my nose stream. It's almost like an allergic reaction.
I didn't see the doctor with "my eye", I consulted the pharmacist in one of the local chemists'. Quicker, though more expensive than having something prescribed. She recommended chloramphenicol, which I have been using according to instructions and the eye is ever so much better. Indeed, seems completely cured but as it's an antibiotic I have to carry on using it for a few days no matter what.
WtnMel - I'm on Fetch, but I don't collect Gore-illas. Which threads do you haunt?