AB+ can take anyone else's blood (real Docs please feel free to add any needed caveats to this vast oversimplification please). Anyway. Unless I specifically travelled back to the UK to hand over my tainted blood, I have to keep it within. Shame. I like this civic responsibility, think it is a tremendously worthwhile thing to do.
Sorry YM, didn't spot you had gone faster in the Park Run. Well done you.
Nearest I came to hard exercise has been monstering myself in the gym yesterday, doing mainly upper body weights. I say monstered. Real men would have been laughing their heads off i am sure at the measly amounts of mass i was shifting.
But I did get complimented by the lifeguard/ instructor type person "pour mon entrainement intensif" and I don't have legs like most of the guys who lump weights around having big puffy out chests and a flamingo look below the waist.
Can we stop talking about anal sex now? Makes me feel quite queer
Maybe you could start by offering me a beer PC91. No promises though...
Not on the first date eh?
I'm very chased Rob. Ooh, chaste.
Unfortunately, I used to be a regular and willing blood donor even though my arms are full of rather unusual and somewhat unuseful AB+. I'm a universal receptor but I believe my claret is only good for a small minority. Probably goes past the sell by date before they use it and they have to throw it away with the cheese they keep in the same fridge.
Since being in Belgium, it's very clear I have unacceptable blood. Officially, I am NOT worthy. Something about Mad Cows... but I told them Thatcher is dead now, they should just get over it
Love Eddie Izzard. Got a b/w photograph I took of some street entertainers in Covent Garden, London, 25 years ago and Eddie is there in the background....
Eggy - how did you catch a GFA ? I find the Taser works best
DV - when we've got ourselves just that little bit more together in the coming week or two, I'll make a pain of myself by plugging the ITLR activity. We'll certainly be very grateful for all the retweets, blogging and Facebook Sharing that can be done by other people thereafter. Thanks for the prompt!
Dannirr- Absolutely incredible. I'm in awe of your job.
Iain/ Dannirr - I imagine you perceive it more as a vocation than a job? It's one of those roles that is so definitve for your life. No one looks at me and says, "Look at that Corporate Strategic Risk person go!"... no caché whatsoever. Certainly not my waking thought.
ITLR - 1300 km in 8 days, 15 runners. Would it be best for each runner to do 2 x 30 minutes (or even 3 x 20mins) ? Although I know Emmy was looking forward to doing the whole lot. You would want to advance quickly as there will be obstacles to slow you down (hills, traffic, detours). It's an amazing project. Good luck to all.
Yes PC91, definitely some planning challenges ahead. We are going to have to work very hard to keep up the average speeds. Some days we will have slightly less mileage than others. It's up to me try and find the best route to avoid tough conditions, traffic, navigation risks etc. What we might try and do is get Emmy to run her FASTEST ever marathon one day
Contemplating running chester marathon on 6th October and the Dublin on 28th October.
Not sure if this is madness or not.
But I'm guessing there will not be too much training between the two runs. it's whether the body can take it.
Shame not to run Cheste, as it goes past my house.
James - that is certain madness indeed. Did you know that people from Liverpool sometimes make it undetected inside the city walls of Chester?!?
Those ladies look less happy than you RR. Did you beat them, from a non-elite start position?
Today I managed to run 4kms with our Start to Runners in the pouring rain - it was so lovely - really enjoyable, not cold or windy, just refreshingly naturally wet. Then I stuck on a couple of kms at the end because I just wanted to run, nudging under 5min/km pace and my hamstring injury felt like it was quite tolerating the exertion. So I might just get to run the Brussels 20K race wekend after next after all, although I will be running like a tourist if I do it. Could be a fancy dress opportunity? Any suggestions?
How's your boiler Eggy? How's your arm Iain? How's your new tricks ATM? Have you joined The Bristol Convocations group yet?