Minni: does this mean you won't be doing Rotherham?
i am currently lurking, sulking and generally trying to get my life back on an even keel
X-rays revealed nothing so next step will be MRI and consultant, going stir crazy. In the lat 3 weeks I have retired, spent a week in Yorkshire for the TdF, organised the completion of the sale of the family business property in Belfast, completed 5 tax returns and co-ordinated various builders and tradesmen at the new house - at times it feels like project managing the construction of the Taj Mahal
have barely run for 3 weeks and my longest bike ride has been a miserable 72 (albeit hilly) miles. Bizzarely I have managed to lose some weight while not exercising much -wtf???
Left work with £200 vouchers for the bike shop so a new lightweight bike is in my sights - also had a queue of hunky young men wanting to give me a hug at graduation, much to their parents' bemusement. One asked if he could have a hug before he left - to which I responded that at my age I was unlikely to turn own offers like that
Don't want to worry you Free but my cold started Monday and am still feeling ghastly today, just when we are heading off to the Tour De France - cottage in Yorkshire for a week. X ray on my foot yesterday, possible stress fracture although I feel the pain is in the wrong place for that. Had my retirement dinner on Tuesday [couldn't taste much] and now have £200 worth of vouchers for the local bike shop and my eye on a lightweight road bike. Haven't actually retired yet, but dinner coincided with the end of University term so seemed a sensible time to do it.
No word from VLM and got my entry in earlier than Free, so starting to fret a bit, although part of me thinks a rejection might not be such a bad thing
Ran a slow off-road 5 miles with the club on Monday after a gruelling 12 mile relay leg on Saturday, which I know I shouldn't have done - but team of 10 people doing the prestigious and very popular Cotswold Way 110 mile relay event so didn't feel I could let the rest of the team down. Got caught in a torrential downpour at the highest point on my leg [2,000 ft of ascent - the hilliest leg] which turned the paths to sludge. Didn't do my hamstring or my foot any good but at least I was well within the time limit - 20% of the teams were timed out on my leg
Was driven back to Bristol in soaking wet clothes which probably didn'rt help me to fight off the cold.
Anyway no running for a week and I'll get the results of the X ray when I get back, which should tell me where I am