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My Last Run

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:40

Been to my niece's hen weekend (don't ask......) and plans for a brisk trot along Liverpool's historic waterfront were comprehensively scuppered by the mother and father of all head colds.  My lord l feel rough....  Actually scuppered my plans for a similar cocktail exploration too Ness, one G and T and l was ready for home.

First world problems.

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 06:55

Too much bloody garden produce to fit in the freezer and a fridge that's too small for all of the food.

You can tell you are a runner when...

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 06:50

You wake up with a hangover and think 'five miles should sort it...'

My Last Run

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:35

Hahaha love it JT! Bloody technology eh?

My Last Run

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:26

Thanks Strangely, had a great time tho it seems a distant memory now!  Sorry to hear about your off patch JT, it's a pain when effort doesn't match results and, like the wind, it never seems to happen in the right direction.

A very enjoyable but hugely tiring 10.5 miles along the canal for me this afternoon, with the ducks, cygnets, walkers and water voles for company (felt like something out of Cold Comfort Farm, which made me laugh). I was more than ready to stop and couldn't persuade myself to double back to do the extra half mile that would have made it a tidy 11.

Heaven is officially the partly frozen orange ice lolly l had from the canal cafe at the end though l could have done without the obvious utter disdain from the posh girl serving behind the counter, with all the weight of her newly minted A levels behind her and her artfully tousled hair.....

My Last Run

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 11:50

I would have welcomed some rain, biblical or otherwise, this morning!  Thought I'd get up and out before it got too warm but still ended up with flies stuck all over my face.  Ho hum.  Never mind, a rather lovely (if warm) nine and a bit miles along the High Peak trail, past happy walkers and families on bikes, plus three very flash looking runners in a bunch all running, very serious looking, in the opposite direction to me, twice.  We must have looked like the before and after, them all tanned and svelte looking (male and female) with go fast sunglasses and smart technical shirts, clocking a very decent pace and me lumbering along red faced, sweaty and covered in flies, wearing an ancient vest and snotty leggings (I'm a very incompetent nose blower).  All part of the wonderful running community.......

Dirty food secret

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 23:04

A good doner kebab is the food of the gods.  Sometimes on a Friday night we drive the five miles to the kebab place (90% meat, non of yer rubbish mind....) and get the guy to make up what he calls two IKEA flat pack kebabs - ie the bread, meat, salad and garlic sauce all in separate trays and pots, then come home and walk to the pub for a couple of pints and return home to our DIY kebabs, the meat and bread having been kept warm in the oven.  Genius! You have to make your own entertainment when you live in the country.

And Walkers cheese and onion crisp butties on white sliced bread.

My Last Run

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 13:41

Zdravete all!  Back now from sunny Bulgaria  -  after two weeks at altitude, in heat, walking uphill for at least some of every day, I thought I'd try my legs out last night and fairly flew along for six miles, dripping with sweat, singing my heart out and loving every sticky minute  -  even manage to overtake two others (twice in one case as I took a diversion uphill over the canal bridge rather than through the long tunnel) and they were proper runners with race shirts on and everything!

While I was away, after walking to the top of one of the local mountains I thought I'd see whether I was actually capable of running, in my walking gear, at 6000ft, uphill, in 34 degrees of heat....  Turns out that I was....but not very far





My Last Run

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 06:33

It was 32 degrees when we woke up yesterday morning and 39 by mid afternoon so all plans of a couple of miles in the beautiful Ssrbian countryside were shelved! we barely have a mobile phone signal in our house in Bulgaria let alone wifi so l'll be checking out for around two weeks but have fun everyone - and Swittle do look after yourself ????

My Last Run

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 07:14

Hi all, several unreported runs owing to rubbish internet connections but now on hols in civilized places (Budapest at the mo - ace! ) and most recent jaunt was a cheeky four miles along the banks of the Austrian Danube early in the morning before it got too hot. Lovely, sparkly water and fresh green trees after the previous night's torrential downpour.  Saw a kestrel flying like a demented bat after a small bird, which l think escaped. Some fantastic running, weeing and artwork going on on here.

Sadly there'll never be any weeing excitement for me - beetroot is the spawn of the devil and the only thing l won't eat even to be polite.

Off to rural Serbia later today.....

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