HS - you would probably love the Ridgeway Run course - a bit of everything and enough changes of terrain to keep you (literally) on your toes. Thankfully no rain this year unlike your mudfest! Hope you get to the bottom of your phone problems. I sometimes get taken back to page 1 of this thread as well - very odd. I keep trying to find re-runs of Star Trek Voyager as I used to watch it regularly but missed the season 7 finale.
Red - you are right of course about 'resistance is futile' being a Borg thing. I was thinking of the Vogon who was marching around carrying Arthur and Ford away to throw them off the spaceship. Good luck with your forthcoming marathons.
DBI - that aquabiking sounds like hard work (in a good way). I'm a SF fan as well by the way - have been enjoying Alastair Reynolds books over recent years. Shame about Nemo showing his age a bit.
Columba - hope your break seeing family in London was enjoyable. Sounds like the 'Huntington Chase' was good fun - chuckled at the men in drag ("My name is Emily Sir and I'm a lay-dee!").
The call to Tesco re my iffy Hudl was 'interesting'. They basically said too bad and no refund will be forthcoming. The 'interesting' part was the explanation of the formula they use (allegedly used by all other retailers). When the 1 year warranty runs out, the device is deemed to be worth 50% of its purchase cost. After 2 years, it is deemed to be worth nothing at all.
No running for me at the moment. I got a bit carried away at the weekend and have had sore glutes. I cut both the lawns, raked them both afterwards, then swept up all the leaves around the house. My own fault for trying to do too much at once and not doing any regular stretching/core work - when will I ever learn! My back is better than it was yesterday so fingers crossed I can go out running with the club on Wed evening.
Off to the opticians in a bit to get my eyes checked - I tried to find the test results from last time (3-4 years ago) but they seem to have been mislaid during the house move.
HS - glad to hear you've surmounted most of your techie problems. Sorry to hear you were 'robbed' of your 1st place at your race.
Columba - my race on Sunday was using chips for the first time and the results do seem to be in that order, rather than gun time.
Red - glad to hear you're managing to keep Mike under control! Re the knitting & stitching show - 'resistance is futile' is cribbed from H2G2 if I'm not mistaken (Hitchhikers Guide ..)
DBI - had a chuckle at you beating John. Re aquabiking, don't blame you attacking the cake afterwards!
Had great weather on Sunday for my Ridgeway Run. No PB this year as the delays at around 1.3mls where we cross the road onto a narrow footpath seemed worse than in the past. I should probably go a bit quicker at the start to not be behind so many, but I always worry I'll blow up and not have enough energy at the end of the race. Anyway, my time of 1:45:24 was only a minute or so slower than my previous best time.
Re techie problems, my 2yr old Tesco Hudl tablet appears to have given up the ghost. The good news was, when I rang Tesco they mentioned an out-of-warranty repair/refund straight away. I had already browsed t'internet and it seems they've had lots of similar problems so fingers crossed I get a good deal from them.
I've been very industrious this afternoon. After not bothering for over a year (since we moved) I've finally (finally!) got round to contacting the local optician and dentist and arranged an eye test and check-up. I also went to the doctor and arranged an appointment to get my ears seen to (keep getting blocked up and self-administered stuff doesn't seem to be working).
I've not updated my blog yet with details of our 'grand tour' or sorted through my photos properly. But while we were on a coast walk between Hunstanton and Holme-next-the-Sea, we came across this carving. Its connected to a story about St Edmund being beheaded and the monks finding his body and then later, finding the head being guarded by a wolf.
DBI - when I saw this carving I immediately thought of you ..
I've not managed to catch up with the posts I missed while we were away so I'll just pick up again from here on in ..
Columba - sadly I was taking photos at the skinny-dip rather than appearing in them. Although I suppose I may pop up in someone else's photos. I'll keep you posted
DBI - I did try being vegetarian for about 6 months when I was in my twenties (out of curiosity). But I don't see me doing without meat anytime soon.
Red - sorry to hear about all the problems with Mike's health scares but sounds like things are (sort of) back to normal?
HS - hope you head is less fuddled now after your visit to the o2 guru.
I went out with my running club last night. I was in the 9:30mm-ish 'fartlek' group (the 'slow' group is too slow for me). The fartlek group works by stopping at pre-set points and the faster runners have to run back and tuck in behind the 'sweeper' at the back. As I have my race on Sunday I ran at an easy 11min/mile pace so spent most of the run at the back (and was 'sweeper' sometimes as well).
The weather looks like it may be okay for Sunday - there's a possibility of showers/rain so fingers crossed it stays dry. I'm going to aim for 1h 40m - my previous best on the 9.7ml course is 1h 43m.