Alehouse, if anyone needs a model of sticking with it, I know where to point them. Glad you are, and hope the niggles and the chest and sinuses clear. I suppose they might, if this summer thing actually happened.
LMH - oh my. Which race, when?
Emzap - hope the medical issues aren't too grave.
Ditto for Alex. Worth getting it checked. You get either peace of mind or an explanation. Both are worth having.
Congratulations you lot - you did it!!
Did what, I hear you asking, well you may. You got me out the door, and round the 4+ mile loop.
Did I have time for an outing today? No, not really I didn't. And it was a bit risky, as I had a four mile walk as part of the end of the day (losing the summer research students in the woods ), and energy is chronically in short supply - so
I got to thinking, well, am I going to not post, or am I going to post that I welched out on day two or..
..was I going to do it anyway. 4+ miles, with speedier intervals, never very long, sometimes lengthening stride (probably not good for one, but I like it), sometimes keeping stride short but increasing tempo, never for very long, couple of hundred yards, just to get a little short on breath, to experience something other than standard dead slow flat footed plod.
It took an hour, and I needed a nap afterwards, but - I did it!
Thanks, all of you.
I'm only attempting to get out for three runs a week at present. Not a lot, but I might be able to stick with that. With luck fitness will increase and I will be able to manage more.
What: About an hour, with three ascents of Castle Hill.
Why: If it isn't time to give up, you just have to begin again.
It's been a couple of hard years. I didn't post for a year or so, because traumatic things that were happening to family dominated my head, and it wasn't my place to talk about it, and I couldn't open mouth without talking about it, so I had to hide. Then it was a bad year for me, cold after cold, surgery, infection, yada yada.
So here we are again.
Very encouraging to see names I recognise still here!
Bit of good news: Sis-in-law officially cancer free! Not the end of our worries, but that's one in the pincer for the villainous crab. Her magnificent daughter is running her first half in her mother's honour https://www.justgiving.com/freya-newton/.