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Monday 30th March 2015

Posted: Today at 11:14

Morning again!

Heading in the right direction, Wabo!

What: 3.5k

Why: running errands. May run again later...but not if the torrential rain and sleet that is forecast happens!

Monday 30th March 2015

Posted: Today at 07:53


Lyrics: indeed!

And indeed very well done Joe!

I dare say a few people's legs will ache this morning!  Mine do and I haven't even done much running!

What: a short run (or two) in the wind (and probably rain by the time I get out)

Why: legs are sore from furniture removing and driving...wish it was running related!

Just switched on my Garmin and has found a signal straightaway today!

Sunday 29th March 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 21:15

Nice work Dustin! That's a long time on your feet in not ideal conditions! About 51 and a half k! Sounds even further!

Pammie: keep that consistent consistency going!

Sounds tough, Blisters!


Sunday 29th March 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:05


Interesting report, RFJ, especially mile 11! You seem to be going increasingly well and with better weather (and concentration!) at VLM you may go even better.

Don't be disappointed, Don:  I think it will be another couple of months before the training changes you have made will really pay dividend. 

LMH: my Garmin decided not to play either today and I had to resort to an app on the phone...which uses an incredible amount of battery. Garmin is fully charged but just not getting a signal. 

What: 4.9k

Why: didn't look at the phone app until I got home or I am sure that I would have run 5k! But not much more! Legs feel as if they have done some sort of hard hill session or two (probably two and a half days of seemingly going up or down stairs: every time I came down I carried something with me). And have clocked up over 500 miles of driving during those two and a half days, which plays havoc with my hamstrings in particular, that is when the driving isn't causing problems with my calves.

Mum's house is all but clear: probably need just a couple of hours down there which can wait until just before sale completion.

Interesting course, Chick. I've done quite a bit of work on the behaviour management of children but very much on the "mental" side of things, although I have done some restraint training. I find that distraction techniques work the best (I used to head a unit for Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties):  "have you got new shoes/what do you think about Zayn leaving 1-D/is it true your mum's having a new baby?"  (even when you have no idea whether they are or not!) tends to deflect them before you have to get to the physical stage. 

OH:  you are used to open water swimming! 

Sunday 29th March 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 09:19

Refreshing rain in the East Midlands. I'm sure you won't dissolve LMH!

Lyrics: no

What: a few ks when I have driven north

Why: legs won't fancy much more

Enjoy your races, racers.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:38
Cross post: well done RFJ!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:37

Lyrics: yes

Another busy house clearing day plus driving plus visiting some of mum's old friends. Not sure how many times I have been up and down stairs! Legs, back and neck are feeling it. Was hoping to drive back tonight but can't face the drive. However I can face the alehouse.

What: 4.1k

Why: all I wanted my legs to suffer.

Take it carefully SC!

And enjoy tomorrow tomorrow's racers!

Friday 27th March 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 23:14


Just done a Birks style shift...started at 6.30 this morning and just finished, with a brief stop for a short run: emptying mum's house/charity shop runs/wait for charity to collect furniture...too big/fill van with teenage neighbour's help/drive north/empty van with son'd help. Garage full. Lounge and dining room full. Not much room in the kitchen or one bedroom. Drive now contains the large items that charity wouldn't take: if I had known I would have dismantled them. Van has to be back in East Mids before noon, so either run before or after...although suspect legs and back will be so tired I won't want to do much. 

Would be good to be in the Lakes, too! Used to go at least once a year with school parties for over 25 years: one thing I miss even though they were usually quite stressful at the time.

And back to the usual with the lyrics, i.e. no.

Thursday 26th March 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:18
Good to see you out-running me today Pammie! Hope you had a nice day!

Thursday 26th March 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:36

Surprised more people haven't got the lyrics: I've actually used them before.

Nearly passed you today LMH as I came through Derby as the road I wanted was closed due to a crash.

Extremely windy here at mum's house on the top of a hill...

What: 2.31k slowly

Why: wasn't going to do much with a long drive plus lots of physical work house clearing. ..and the wind made sure I didn't.

Promising news re Jnr, RFJ, even if he doesn't get this one. Hope Miss RFJ is ok.
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