TE - you are right about Prince Charles. I was at Aber at the same time, and so was my husband, although we did different degrees. We saw him a couple of times, but he didn't mix and was always surrounded by an entourage. It was a kind of gesture because he was to be Prince of Wales, - he wasn't there for more than a term, I think.
I have been thinking of Red today and wondering how she has got on. I am sure we will hear soon.
40 minute trot for me today , with a walk at each end. Lovely spring weather.
Thinking of you, TE, and hoping that all is going to plan x
Red, chin up, I know these challenging times. We went through some difficult weeks with husband's tests after a very worrying result, which was partly why my posts were few and far between. You are a strong girl, both physically and mentally, and we are all behind you sending you positive thoughts to support you xx
BIW - poor old Charlie. Good job he has you to keep him strong and healthy. Hope your arm is better soon. Hey - I am going to try that smoothie this very day! Sounds as if it is doing you the world of good.
Ran for 30 minutes along the beach this morning, pitting my strength against strong winds whipping sand and heavy rain into a sort of sand storm. I only managed 2 miles! Poor L who was with me was not really equipped for the elements and was the one who suggested calling it a day. I was only too glad to agree!
Columba, well done - you are doing remarkably well. Your family must be very proud of you.
JJ - Take care of yourself with that cold. Loads of people round here have suffered from something similar and have had a difficult job trying to shake it off. Take the opportunity to spoil yourself a little.
Red - Wish I felt that way in marathons!!
HS - My dentist likes his patients to go to the hygienist just before an appointment with him, not afterwards. Does it make his job easier I wonder.
Exhausted - Re procrastination.....is it because we feel a bit guilty about going out when there are so many other things to do? It is, in a way, a selfish time. I find if I do not get out first thing then I do not manage a run at all.
Columba - Three Men in a Boat! Oh, I loved it. I thought it was just SO funny. The bit in the maze, for example, I read it as a teen and and I can still remember lots of it. Like when he goes overboard and pretends he went in on purpose - do you remember that bit?
BIW - Is it a rotator cuff injury? Is it too painful to raise your arm? Poor you - hope it gets better quickly. How are the dogs btw? My boy is 3 now and devoted to me. He watches me all the time. We take him to the beach each morning by 8am to wear him out a bit because his energy is boundless. I am teaching him some tricks (currently spin around) because he wants to learn all the time. Can't believe we were so lucky to get him. It was a gamble because he was a rescue and untrained, but I am so glad we took the risk.
Running has been spasmodic because life has very much got in the way. A very worrying test result meant everything was put on hold for some while, but a re-test proved more encouraging. Some good news - H (daughter no.3 who did the Outlaw) is expecting another baby. Grandchild no. 11 for us. Anyway, I have been covering 6 miles, jogging 4 mins walking one, and doing it very slowly. So keeping moving at least. I am wondering about a half in October or November, like Columba.
JJ - Agae being little green things......? I could say you got the 'ell out of it, but I won't! Did the doodle go with you on your muddy run?
Thanks for all the info about hydration etc, particularly you, Red, for such a long helpful post. I am going to stop taking gels because I have been very sick after each of the marathons I have done. I will experiment with some solid food instead, and stop drinking unnecessarily.
BIW - We all thought you were busy enjoying your new life now that you are retired. Those of us in a similar position know that life just gets busier. Have you implemented those fitness regimes you were talking about? And how are Charlie and Nemo?
Exhausted - Your unpredictable tum doesn't seem to hold you back at all so that is fortunate. I can embroider because my mother taught me, but I haven't done any for a long time. I either get impatient or drop asleep.
TE - A month is a long time to be suffering from cold symptoms. Poor you. Glad to hear that you are at last beginning to get back to your old self.