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My Last Run

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 07:22

Having the recommended blast! Managed a fairly pacey (for me, after the previous night's beer and massive pizza) 4ish miles around Lake Bled yesterday morning, in the early (ish) morning cool but still ended up scaring Japanese tourists with the colour of my face   Had a bit of a shopping frenzy in Lidl where we only went in for crisps and bought a rather stylish stringy running vest for €4!!  Massive thunderstorm last night in rural Serbia prevented any more running but hoping for something in Sofia tomorrow.....

My Last Run

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:36

6 hot and happy miles on the high peak trail, just me and the hundreds of butterflies (counted 54 in one random half mile) - the mind games are starting to work!  Off on hols now, driving across Europe to Turkey and back for five weeks in between jobs, so as and when l have wifi we might get European running updates..........  Happy hot running everyone

My Last Run

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 22:04

Wish l could get away with a string vest.......!

My Last Run

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:37

I used to have enough eyebrows to do the job of their own accord but, being a young thing in the seventies, when the startled deer look was all the rage amongst Jackie readers, they eventually got plucked to death and just gave up growing in despair. 

My Last Run

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:34

Ooh, thanks Swittle, l'll give it a go.

My Last Run

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:53

Thanks Birky and DD for the kind words - they got me out of the door this morning and  off to continue the 'make yourself like running in the heat' psychological training, which involves smiling constantly to at least pretend that l'm enjoying every second, even when the sweat ran into my eyes and made them smart hideously   The strategy also has the corollary benefit of making all of the passersby think l'm the running equivalent of the nutter on the bus so they give me a wide berth - no mean thing when the towpath is hemmed on both sides by stinging nettles and brambles.

10.5 miles and then a lie on the grass with my bottle of water, with the sunshine sparkling off the dried salt on my face.

No suicide squirrels sadly but l did get hissed at by a swan who thought l was eyeing up her scruffy looking cygnets even though l was studiously looking in the other direction humming nonchalantly.

My Last Run

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 13:26

Wow, all of your amazing mileages and times make my 6 mile trot in 62 minutes very tame indeed but having woken up at 3.15 to see my OH off on a school trip and then not got back to sleep again before going out it perhaps at least felt harder than the mileage warranted!  A lovely run, in a cool breeze and light drizzle - my favourite conditions. 

My Last Run

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:34

 Lilytoo: I'm convinced passers by who gawp, stare & pass comments are secretly envious of our abilities and determination......

That's what l tell myself Swittle  And Nessie, anyone who is prepared to run through rats (and l'm with you on the cockroaches) has my utmost respect - that's above and beyond.


What made you smile today?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:43

I delivered some staff development at another college and got a spontaneous round of applause because it was 'so interesting and entertaining' 

My Last Run

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:37

Wow JT, that's drastic ! I suppose garlic is antiseptic but l'm not sure if that's the same as antibiotic.   I'm all for herbal remedies (says the woman who  chews cloves for a sore throat and wraps achy knees in comfrey)  but at the first sign of earache l'm off off to the doctor's like a shot - neglected it the first time and ended up with a burst eardrum. Eww.  Hope you're well soon, although it doesn't seem to be slowing you down any!

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