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Saturday 10th December 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 18:10

Great marathon time Dustin. I know that there was lots "imperfect".

A very productive day there AOH, 9 miles plus a swim and a warm up jog? Yes. Calorie deficit banked ready for the meal! My kind of training.

LMH, Ale? I count those minutes/ miles as dedicated training. The stuff that matters.

Saturday 10th December 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 14:14

Damp here Alehouse.

Still no training from me. Tri Club Christmas meal last night, and awards ceremony. Lovely evening. I was somewhat surprised to be the winner of the first award. Officially titled "Most Improved Swimmer" (zero to hero as I called it).
Unofficially announced as "Face plant of the year".

It was the first time I'd spoken to a lot of my colleagues, so you can imagine that there was only one topic. I didn't want to put anyone off their dinner either, so had to be careful. Lots of hugs, and (ouch) handshakes.

Right. Off to do my endurance exercise..............present shopping.

IM Hamburg 2017 Pirate Champs

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 09:39

I'm still alive, but definitely making excuses. Have a great day.

Thursday 8th December 2016

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 09:36

Lyrics? yes, most definitely. I'll play it later.

What? My prolonged absence has been partly deliberate, as I've not been running.
What? Did a good walk to hospital yesterday (3.1 miles in 40 mins), ambled home in 45 mins.
Last Hard? I did a DVLA sponsored Driver's Brain Cognisance Test. It was a complex psychometric test, aimed at checking you visual acuity, shape recognition, ability to process multiple instructions simultaneously, hand/eye coordination, and the ability to tackle seemingly simple tasks with deep seriousness.
I know a lot of adults who would struggle.
Anyway.....100% result. I hope that this has a positive impact on the attitude of DVLA, considering that I deliberately took this test at a very early stage in my recovery process.

Action for today? I'm tempted to have another gentle jog today.

Thursday 1st December 2016

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 16:06

Good afternoon stalwarts.

Busy day.....

I ran 2 miles. Gently.

I actually managed to find where I'd left my running kit. Mostly. What's this white stuff on the footpaths and grass? That's new. Anyway, gently was 9 m/m. Focus on smoothness and balance. I'm paranoid about falling on my wrist.


Wednesday 30th November 2016

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 21:33

Today? Hard frost again. Hospital appointment. 6 miles + walked. That was OK.

20 minutes doing Christmas lights, frozen fingers. I'm not running yet. I bet AOH is swimming in Scapa Flow. Am I jealous? Let me think for a millisecond. Nope.


Tuesday 29th November 2016

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 19:35

Cheers and thanks guys and esteemed ladies.

Despite yesterday's positives I made an At Point risk assessment.
-It was FAR too chilly
-I was not 100% at first thing (Not quite enough sleep)
-I'd got a load of things I needed to do.
As a result I decided to defer the hoped for run. As I see it, my risk is that I may feel a need to take a walk break. That's no issue. Getting frozen? That's a big risk when lycra clad, unless you keep a consistent pace.

Net result. A relatively brief but brisk walk to the shops. Otherwise, the whole day spent cooking.
Overall result: The family are fed, the plates were emptied
Tomorrow is another day.

Bucket list

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 22:01

Bucket List:
The list of things you really want to achieve before you die. 
For information, I'm not just using it for boasting. Last month I very, VERY, nearly did actually die. It's just beginning to dawn on me now.

My list used to be:
Climb Mt Blanc.
Run a Marathon
Meet and marry a girl before I was 30.
Rebuild my MGB
drive a Ferrari
Fly a plane

Well. I've done all of those, some multiple times.

MY totally refocused Bucket List?
To see my daughters happy with their futures under control.
To fly my plane again.
To get my MG back on the road again.
To get my fitness back. No need to do any more Ironman races.

Monday 28th November 2016

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 21:44

Lists of stuff to do, people to meet....and then it was the afternoon.

I got a walk (2+ miles). Nice and brisk.

But now I really do have the CBA. It's cold, dark, and for me "high risk".
I seem to need a load of sleep these days.

One day soon I shall be looking forward to a really pleasant 2 to 3 mile run "in the zone". Please.

IM Hamburg 2017 Pirate Champs

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 21:19

I think that the Pirate crew are brilliant, and the Ironman events have got a special atmosphere, and a huge cachet amongst the general population.

I'm giving out a positive atmosphere, but being realistic today. My fitness is not too far away. But I may be preparing excuses for 2017. Why? I had a bit of an incident, simply falling off the bike. Complications? Broke skull a bit. Coma for 5 days. Scared wife and family because they thought I would die. That message is still coming across to me and I am starting to try to be a bit more risk averse. I'm sorry for the negativity, but I wish you ALL the very best. It's a test to push the human body, YOUR human body to the limits. If you believe you can do it, then you will train. If you train enough, then you WILL SUCCEED.

Have a great time!

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