Dr Daffs

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Posted: 18/01/2017 at 23:55
Evening folks

Not stopping long as I'm on phone in bed and really should be asleep! But I was reading back and someone asked me a question which i wanted to answer before I forgot... but darn it, I've forgotten! Aarrgghh!

Oh! Sis is doing Outlaw half - will you be there Meldy?! We're camping (appare tly). I'm holding the coats

Oh, and I should confess I'm not cycling 3 miles uphill every day - 3 miles is the round trip and obviously half of that is straight down - barely turn my pedals on the way there... Did have to cycle into town today though so I've probably done all of 6 miles... Getting easier though!

Right, really must go to sleep, night waister pals ((((())))))

working at it slowly

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 09:50

Not sparkling here yet DL! Although I did sleep for nearly 10 hours last night so feeling substantially better than yesterday! 

Well run Yums! Most impressive We entered a 15 mile race yesterday but it's that one with mad walk breaks so I reckon we'll be ok. We have a plan to beat our 4.28 PB from 2015 It seems XB slowed us down when he joined us last year

((((chuggy))))) glad you've got your shoes on the right feet at least! Hope they sort you out soon x

(((podds)))) OUch! and throwing up with busted ribs doesn't sound pleasant either. I confess I'd be telling someone else to do the memberships!

I love my job, but I could also find plenty of other things to fill my days with I plan to retire at 47, and not a day later (well, maybe I'll stick it out to the end of the academic year...). Currently spending as little as possible in a bid to pay mortgage (that we haven't even taken out yet) off as early as possible  

Nowt to report here. No running since race. But then we did enter this other race, but it's not til June, loads of time Sister has a half ironman to fit in before then! And I'm in cycling mode ready for this ludicrous 62 mile thing. So far I'm cycling 3 miles a day to work and back. Suspect I may need to build up somewhat... but at least it's getting my backside used to being in the saddle, and it's VERY uphill on the way home! Hoping to add in some extra miles on the way home as the nights get lighter... We'll see... 

working at it slowly

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 21:07

We had snow Only about half an inch - and ten minutes down the road there wasn't any. Seems we live just above the snow line  Didn't help when I was gliding elegantly past the library holding onto someone's wheelie bin though! 

Don't get swept away in the tidal surge Podds! Sounds violent! 

Nothing to report here. Had 4 days of cycle commuting (currently taking me roughly the same time as walking as the journey home is SO uphill ) 10 mins there, about 30 home (plus lights/lock/bike shed faffing) and it's 1.5 miles each way. Suspect I might need a tent for this 62 mile race Today was far too snowy to cycle - although it was only on the pavement once I got out the end of my road!

Belated Happy Birthday Meldy You spring chicken you. Hope I look as good as you when I finally reach your advanced age

working at it slowly

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 22:28


Can't believe someone would steal a horse's blanket! 

Great news about your student MC I'll be cheering at Outlaw Half - I suppose you know my sister's doing the darn thing?! 

Excellent meditation record Yums! 

((((waisters, germified, frustrated or otherwise))))))

Lovely day out Got completely drenched, took the world's worst selfie (tried to take a pic of all three of us, and ended up with only my chin...) and helped XB to get his worse half marathon time ever 

Poorly timed really - first day back at work after 16 days off tomorrow...  bag's packed, just need a decent kip! Bike all ready for new cycle commute Will have to go the long way round - current walking route will take me approximately 5 mins there on bike (tis 1.5 miles, all downhill ) - going to whizz there and have a meander on the (uphill) way home... 

Need to start preparing for stupid 62 mile bike ride someone entered me into in 10 weeks 

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Posted: 06/01/2017 at 22:11
Ouch Poddles! Rest up indeed, sounds painful!

(((Chuggles))) you sound busy! Thanks for asking about the house - we are indeed 'smartening it up' (understatement of century ) to sell - I know it feels like forever... but the plan is for it to go on the market at the start of feb. Eek! We'll see...

Oops, being summoned, back later...

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Posted: 05/01/2017 at 20:34

Evening all  

I did run a couple of miles the other day, I promise Tapering now  

Just painting the kitchen. Removed the shelves over the cooker which are so high up that I've *never* cleaned them in the 11 years I've lived here - and I'll eat my hat if Mr Daffs has cleaned them at all since he moved in in 1990  I am a tolerant and not particularly houseproud woman, but even I think they're disgusting 

working at it slowly

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 11:23

Morning all, and happy new year! 

Welcome Sparky No need to wait til you get faster to do a parkrun (you're already faster than some of us!) Get out there and give it a go (just take it easy!)

I've just been for a little 2 mile plod. Chilly out there! Last one before half marathon next weekend. 

I'm not back at work til next Monday but back to DIY as of today  As soon as I've warmed up a bit and been food shopping (er, is anywhere even open today?! Didn't think of that!) I shall be painting the kitchen... 

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Posted: 25/12/2016 at 09:05
Merry Christmas waister pals hope santa treated you all well. I too am relishing my lack of children after learning that my sister has been up for at least 4 hours while I haven't made it down the stairs yet...

Hope you all have a fun day and enjoy your long runs this afternoon

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Posted: 21/12/2016 at 10:54
Morning all,

I arrived at work at 9.30 then spent an hour havig breakfast with mr daffs in the cafe downstairs. Fortunately, this meant I witnessed our adopted work cat (who looks and acts just like the GPO) squeeze into a recycling bin. And then a few minutes later a head appeared... had to be rescued by two women (after they"d taken photos and pissed themselves laughing )

Goodness knows what he thought he was doing. He's not a small cat (he trips the sensor on the automatic doors and lets himself in...). Most amusing

He wasn't remotely perturbed, just carried on waltzing round like he owned the place

working at it slowly

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 23:55

8th Jan  Not a blithering hope of a PB

(((((far far)))))))

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