Red, thank goodness you are feeling better. Take care of yourself - the prospect of running a marathon after such a nasty virus is very daunting.
TE - Amazing as usual. Even without the wings. I salute you.
I have been very busy the last few days with family things but have managed to do my runs as planned and make it to my various classes. I am going to stick to the 3:5 miles four times a week for now because I do feel quite tired while running them. Hope it gets a bit easier soon.
BIW - I am aching all over and it's not because of running! I exercise Denzel every day with swimming and running and he is extremely fit. But I cannot make him walk on a lead. On Sunday I took him for a 5 mile walk and he pulled the entire time. He is so strong. It took all my strength to manage him. Have you any ideas?
Mr Matsmum has gone for a snooze, so I have a few minutes to catch up!
Red - Nuisance about your breathing, just when you feel as if you have a lot to say. But as for slowing down ....Never! I can't imagine you doing that. The only thing worse than committee meetings are those arranged by social workers. I have a lot of admiration for social workers, who are invariably lovely and overworked people. They do have one major disadvantage, however - they all voice their differing opinions and then simply cannot make decisions.
WtnMel - 10 mile runs are at present but a distant dream for me.
HS - Lol about shopping with daughters. I can imagine your frustration at spending an hour at the perfumerie! My daughter sees something she really likes and then, instead of buying it, she has it PUT ASIDE!! We then visit more shops to see if there is something she likes more. Then we go back to the first shop and buy her initial choice! But her company is worth it. I laughed about the wings. Yes, you might take off in high wind, so sensible decision not to wear them on Sunday.
Abigail won't get to us until tomorrow teatime. I made a mistake about that.
I did the run and took my garmin this time. It is actually 3:5 miles, so I am feeling virtuous.
Good morning. Exhausted - the reason that route tires you out is because of the shopping beforehand! I went to the city with daughter L yesterday and felt as if I had run 10 miles by the time she had made all her purchases.
Red - I sit down and congratulate myself after 4:5 miles. How you can dig heavy clay for hours afterwards amazes me. Well done.
HS -That sounds like a good session. It is really warm here too. Although Abigail will be coming our way tonight I think.
BIW - Took Denzel for his check up yesterday and the vet pronounced him "A fine, fit dog" But he eats anything he can get his paws on and I have to be extremely careful. Yesterday he stole the butter that my son had left too near the edge of the counter and he wolfed it down wrapper and all. Conkers might be risky. Poor Shani. And poor you, that is a dreadful thing to watch.
'Evening all. (Gosh, that takes me back!) Thanks for the welcome back x
BIW Commiserations about the hip, that is a real nuisance. About the conkers - I have heard about how efficacious they are at repelling spiders - but aren't they poisonous to dogs????
WtnMel - Glad you had a happy holiday. Shame about the rude juvenile. I have honestly never had anything but waves and smiles when I am out. Run, Forest, Run is about the only remark shouted at me and that made me laugh.
Exhausted - I shall definitely be waving my hand and saying "84th Problem, Man!" . It will take me back to my (slightly) hippy days. I would invest in blackout blinds rather than approach your neighbour. You have not had time to establish the sort of relationship that would enable your request to be accepted in the way you intend. Having said that Mr Matsmum would just charge over and demand the light be turned off or he would take it further!!!!!
Columba - Whenever I hear the word Barcelona I feel compelled to watch Freddie Mercury sing the song of that name with Montserrat Caballe on YouTube. It just makes me want to stand and cheer at the end! My boiler is called a name sometimes, but not a very polite one. She is somewhat temperamental.
Yes, I have run as planned, and I have found a new route the middle bit of which is across fields. Good as my knees are a bit creaky! So lovely to be out again, and I even bless the rain!
Hello everyone, remember me?!!! I have been busy for the last 18 months meeting life's challenges, a couple of which have been life-changing. Something to be expected as one gets older. But hey, what was that about the 84th problem?
I have not read back far, but enough to feel sad for you, TE, and to congratulate Red and Columba. Well done, Ladies! And congratulations to BIW about her clever dogs.
Running has been off the agenda for me for a year and a half. But I have a goal though. I am easing myself back into it, and I hope to run a marathon in 2017, when i shall be 70. With other races on the way ofcourse. I have started running with L, my daughter. She runs 4 miles in 36 minutes 3 times a week, I run 3 miles 4 times a week. That way we start out and finish together timewise, and cover the same distance each week. Well, it's a start!