HS - well done re your 11 mile run - you are lucky to have a running partner to help push you along and make it a quality training run (ie. more so than if you run by yourself like I do). Glad the presentation lunch went well and the improved navigator's hat was well received! I did think maybe Dennis Compton and Fred Titmus might be worth something - not so sure about the others (actors) but will keep hold of the autographs until I've had a chance to check.
BIW - glad John is better and nice to have a lane each to yourself for a change. Hope you are right about Nemo having the lesson imprinted in his head and there are no more 'nipping' incidents.
Columba - well done re the 1km intervals - glad to hear the cold has gone. Nope, no Brylcreem machines in men's changing rooms these days and having been in ladies's ones, I can confirm none in there either!
RayL - I don't train with regard to my HRM but I do wear it on most runs to keep an eye on my heart rate.
I forgot to say I went to the golf driving range on Thu - getting some practise in while my friend Alan is on holiday! I never did get out for a run on Fri, in fact I've not been out since Wed. Needless to say I've been busy, primarily with the de-cluttering. We are making great progress so its well worth it. I went through my desk draws and found the majority of the contents were surplus to requirements. Today I have been breaking up some old furniture, collecting together other items and shredding numerous pieces of paperwork in readiness for a trip to the recycling centre tomorrow morning. Hopefully I'll get out for a run when I get back.
BIW – glad to hear your check-up went okay .. well done re outdoor swim but sorry to hear John has succumbed to a virus.
Red – Tetbury is nearby and I was told from friends there they entered ‘Britain In Bloom’ a few years ago, spent endless hours preparing then were upset with the judging process. They felt it was biased against them as winning seemed to depend on who you knew rather than how it looks. I hope your experience is better.
Columba – glad the lurgy is improving and you’ve been able to run.
HS – great photo (thanks – hadn’t seen it before). Strange re that ‘popping’ and the calf seeming to improve – hope that is the case.
My run on Wed went well – 4.5mls at 10:15mm pace which was purposely a bit faster than usual. I shall be heading out again in the morning and think it’s probably time I did some hill repeats.
I’m de-cluttering my desk draws and today I came across my autograph book. They were mainly from 1967 when they filmed “The Dirty Dozen” near where I lived as a child. I see I have Telly Savalas, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez and Donald Sutherland amongst others. I also appear to have Fred Titmus & Dennis Compton from when they played a charity cricket match in Tring. I did wonder if they might be worth something to someone so shall investigate.
HS – the navigator’s hat really is a fine piece of work. I wonder how many more attachments can be applied to it (there seems to be room for a few more!). Ah yes, the £50 fee for the hygienist (sigh..). Well done re another placing (2nd MV65+) .. great result!
Red – I’m not expecting to get much (anything?) for the first day covers – if I do it will be a surprise. Same goes for the stamps. In each case, I will need to check them in the relevant Stanley Gibbons catalogue (or similar). I guess these days it’s easier to get valuations as photos can be emailed.
Columba – sorry to hear you’ve brought a lurgy back with you.
I’ve entered the Ridgeway Run (my race number is 30 so I am obviously one of the early birds) and the hotel is booked for two nights. As I said to Mrs Wm earlier, I can book two nights because I no longer have to rush back on the Sunday ready for work the following day.
I had to take Mrs Wm to hospital in Bristol today (it was just a check-up and everything was okay) but it’s a ‘normal’ day tomorrow so I shall run in the morning and do some more de-cluttering then go and see my son in the afternoon.
Hello - back for my 'proper' catch-up and not cooking Sunday roast for a change!
Red - glad you feel better after a visit to Mary Massage lady. Although I studied massage/qualified in 2010 I haven't done it for several years - planning to refresh my massage skills now I am retired and have more time. Sorry to read you've had problems with dogs and got stung as a result. I have had similar problems on occasions in Cirencester Park - think in your situation I would have confronted those dog-owners to tell them how f*****g stupid and selfish I thought they were (sorry for ranting but am really annoyed on your behalf!!)
BIW - annoying about the non-appearance of the postcards.
HS - hope hygienist visit went okay. Sorry to hear about insect bites and calf problem but like your self-administered red-wine treatment I like the new attachments for the navigator's hat supplied by Red.
The de-cluttering continues apace - have re-discovered my stamp album and first-day covers album (both c. 1967-1970).
We were in Warwick yesterday - Mrs WM's son had asked for various items we were getting rid off. But he hadn't cleared it with his other half and her face was a picture when she found out the garage now contained a shredder she hadn't known about.
I hadn't managed to run since last Tuesday but just been out and done 7mls. It was lovely running in Cirencester Park - nice and quiet because (a) midweek (b) raining! Had to walk for a few minutes after 4mls but expected that tbh. Hope to get out again on Wed & Fri.
I've had an email to let me know entries are open for the Tring Ridgeway 10ml run in October - have done it for the last three years so must get entered and book the hotel.
Just a flying visit to shout "Hello" and let you know I'm still about. I managed to get out for a run on Tuesday but not been out since (been busy de-cluttering, visiting sons etc.). I won't be running this weekend - Mrs Wm and I went for a walk in Cirencester Park earlier on today and tomorrow we are off to Warwick to see her son and deliver some surplus stuff we no longer need that he has expressed an interest in. As we are visiting tomorrow I am currently cooking our Sunday roast this evening so I need to get on with that - will try and make a 'proper' visit on Monday. Bye for now ..