Good afternoon all. Misty murky day here, but I don't really mind that. Better than blazing sun if you want to be busy.
TE - You have clearly passed on your determination to Alice, so well done to you both. You never seem to change. It's lovely hearing about all your runs.
Columba - Walking round that lovely garden will probably be therapeutic for your knee, and better than running prematurely. Red is quite right about ibuprofen gel. It can be very helpful.
WtnMel - That's so annoying being pipped to the post unfairly - especially as you are getting faster. It's good to have some recognition! Careful with that back. Patios are not as important as your vertebrae! Rambling is a lovely way to spend a day. Our rambling days are over as OH can only walk a very little way.
Red - How typical of you to get up the day after running a tough marathon and feeling unwell afterwards, and then run another! You certainly give us all something to aspire to when it comes to character. Well done, lady.
I can't say I enjoy getting up so early. I get out by 5:15 and by that time I am ready to appreciate how lovely the world is. I go early because Denzel can run with me on a long extension lead with no distractions . He has never learned to walk properly without pulling, and he is too strong for me to manage, but a run with him is a joy. The world is ours, shared with birds, rabbits and deer and I have him under perfect control.
Do you remember Little K? She ran for the county and lived for triathlons. Well, she is now grown up and is breaking hearts instead of acquiring trophies. I guess she will be back to it one day.
Hello, you energetic lot......remember me?! Life has been crammed full of unexpected twists and turns. Wasn't it John Lennon who said that life is what happens when you make other plans? Very wise of him. No races for me, or long runs to report, and I congratulate you all on your achievements and dedication. However, I am not down and out. Five mornings a week I get up at 4:30 and go for a jog with Denzel, my labrador. Anything up to 5 miles. So I am managing to clock up 15 to 20 miles a week albeit slowly. I have in mind a 2017 October marathon, when I shall be 70, but at the moment it is a distant dream, and I am not sure whether I will be afforded the time to train, but you never know. I have looked back a bit at your postings and can't see any from JJ or Exhausted. I hope all is well?
Hello everybody, I have a few minutes before H arrives with her 11 week old baby, so then will be busy doing grandmotherly things.
Red - that sounds like a challenge, which you met with your usual aplomb. Good luck for Sunday. I am sending you a hug in case you need one.
Columba - my grandmother taught me how to make Christmas cakes. When the mixture is in the tin you have to drop it to the ground (right way up ofcourse!) in order to properly distribute the fruit. And you do indeed do the knitting needle thing periodically to feed your cake with brandy. I no longer make my own cake because I am the only person in my entire family who likes Christmas cake. Consequently I eat the entire cake all by myself . It just calls to me from the cupboard every time I pass.
Your running all sounds as if it is going fine. I am sticking to 3 or 4 trots a week but feel a right wimp compared to you lot. Still, the weather hasn't stopped me, so I can pat myself on the back for that!
We have been watching The Bridge and it is absolutely great. The subtitles don't detract at all.