Posted: 08/02/2016 at 21:13
Alsoran, that is such a sad story, I hardly know what to say. Such harsh feelings within families are really distressing. As you say, not only do you feel very sorry about it but you always will. I can pray for you, and I will (undoubtedly so will Aws, if he happens to look in on this thread) but it doesn't sound as though that rift is likely to be healed this side of eternity. I'm so glad you have your 27-year-old daughter whom you have a good relationship with.
Canute also contributes to the Over-50s thread on the Fetcheveryone website, and is full of interesting and well-thought-out information. Always worth reading.
Welshpoppy - yes, thank you, I did Liswerry (even blogged about it on Fetch, - much more about me than about the race, though). 8 miles, all flat, all on road, 1 hour 34 mins. It was wet and windy (so what else is new?). It was chip-timed, so I started off right at the back, having nothing to lose thereby, and succeeded in overtaking a few, - there were 8 behind me at the end. I met LazyDaisy from Fetch there; we have met before, and were glad to see each other as otherwise we'd both have been there on our own. Had a cup of tea together before we went on our way. Well done for 5 miles on a treadmill; that is truly heroic.
WD60 - sorry to hear about the diagnosis and the need for steroids, - but I note you're determined to make a come-back! And although TS thinks it "unlikely I will ever run again" I also note you haven't actually given up but are still run-walking!
Went swimming today. The weather was absolutely awful, - so glad I hadn't planned a run!