Camlo - GO TO BED ... as am I but just had a quick skim ...
LOL at the boob comment (and the leg one Camlo - chuckled at that!)
Yay to the XC Lotte and you will be fast.
I have one calf bigger than the other - my skinnier jeans always get stuck on that calf and not the other - weird huh!
Just been swearing profusely - been working like mad to wrap stuff to send South, my sister does Next deliveries and said I should use Hermes, so I go on, process it all as cheaper than Royal Mail, believing them when they say they have a dropshop near me ... no they bl00dy don't, appears there are none in Scotland, so I'll now have to try and sort via customer services to either get a courier to collect from me - not convenient, or cancel and use something else - rah
... am in trouble with hubby cos I failed to phone garage and sort out getting one of the cars going to have it's horrible grinding sound sorted out in brakes (the 4WD Subaru) and of course, it's Christmas next week so probs won't get done until New Year
... the heating appears to have stopped working too ... and have no idea until I go rummaging around the oil tank outside, whether it's because we've run out of oil or something else ... bugger bugger bugger ... so need to check if it's oil in the morning somehow before I get onto agency to get boiler sorted ...
think I had better go to bed don't you?
Sorry for rant but just feel yesterday was all a bit much!!
also just done my TdS entry didn't have enough points to use my double ticket for UTMB this year (having missed Lakes 3x3000 with injury) but I am not feeling to fussed about that ... TdS looks good and I may have changed all thoughts about long distance challenges after The Spine in just over three weeks time anyway!!!
Oh Lotte - you defo don't look big-boned, and I've seen you in person!!! There is nothing of you anyway - even if you are taller than me ... I'm 5ft 3" if I stand really really straight (Pilates posture - been making everyone do correct alignment whilst sitting on the floor with their legs extended - oh god it's a killer but bl00dy makes you sit right!!).
I think we all have weird perceptions of how we look (generally anyway!!).
Um - heels, well I do have some absolute killers in the cupboard but I don't think I could bring myself to wear them these days for fear of breaking my ankle (or something else if I slipped over in them!!). So I guess 3-4" would do me - I like the idea of them, until I start tottering
Glad you've had the bloods done Nurofen ... but to the heavy bleeding and pain ... and also good to hear about some contrition, as CM says, hope it's genuine for you - you ARE too good. It's hard though to know how to feel sometimes isn't it?
Lotte - I think, should you wish to do a tri, then you'd blast it!!! I still have Celtman on my bucket list, but think that might be a thing for 2016 ... so many things out there to do. The draw of the UTMB series is the Mont Blanc region and surrounding area, having climbed (alpine and rock) around there, I would be in heaven. Anyway, have just filled out form for the TdS.
I used to be fairly chilled out, these days I seem on a short fuse half the time ... although just had to get my blood pressure taken to put on medical declaration form for race and it seemed very low 103/63 so god knows what it would be like if life was all calm and organised!!! I do try and go with the flow, but just seem to have an underlying feeling of my legs pedalling away under the water and going not very far!!
anyways, need to be off here sorting tea out ... kids are going to make mince pies while I summon up something magical (definitely mystical) from the fridge - cheats mince pies in that I've bought ready-rolled pastry so they can do what they like with the cutters, but I did make the mince meat (well, a couple of years ago, but with plenty of alcohol ... so it should be fine ... right?)
Nurofen - is the guy from your club doing the full Spine? I shall be looking out for all these random people that have met people on this thread
My Yaktrax running spiky things for trainers arrived to day - apparently I will run with ease in ice and snow - hmmmm - right!!
CM - yes, whole week, in January, extreme way to escape domestics!!!
Believe me, if you were attempting to untangle the contents of my brain you probably would find me certifiable!! :-/ ... I don't feel 21 at the moment, just rather wrung-out and tired!!! And I'll be walking this race, definitely no running, and actually, racing won't come into it, just steadily moving forward ... They reckon once you descend The School - last peak in the Cheviots before Kirk Yetholm and the finish, that's the point where you start racing!! Bigger field this year - 120ish for full spine, not sure how many for the challenger ... Haven't even looked at women's course record, how many finishers vs starters ... Just want to make it to start line (fingers crossed weather doesn't stop my lovely parents getting here to hold the fort), and then the finish line all being well!!