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Posted: Today at 16:42

Impressed that the ghoulish weather isn't dampening everyone's spirits 

Sensible advice fron Swittle JT, that's what my OH always says and then gives me the 'l told you so' talk when l come back too soon...

just come back from a strangely enjoyable 4ish miles in the twilight murk up (and then down) a not very steep but very long (2 miles, oddly enough), slightly undulating uphill.  Road running for once, which l don't like usually but at least managed to stay upright and prickle free.  Did step in a great pile of mud though avoiding an oncoming car so not an entirely wasted outing!

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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:08

Looking forward to hearing how you get on Nessie........  To borrow from JT, scientists say it works too, not just me!

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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 13:06

Just a quick thought about circulation  -  if you mix a couple of drops of black pepper oil in some olive oil or vegetable oil and rub it into your hands before you go out it really helps to keep them warm.  You can get BP oil at Holland and Barratt or somesuch place and it lasts for ever because you only need a tiny bit.

If you haven't got any and you want a quick fix when you've got back and your hands are still cold  -  a bowl of warm water and a couple of grinds of fresh black pepper and stick your hands in it for a minute or so.


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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:15

Well if scientists say so JT.....

Well done Swittle!

Bruises and scratches healing well but l don't think l'll be winning any Miss Lovely Legs contests any time soon! (if indeed, ever)

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Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:23

Gregry C  -  that certainly is character building  -  if you can start after stopping particularly so!  Well done Swittle  (even if you have now given me an earworm)

(Don't buy into manflu  -  you get it just as bad as we do so don't beat yourselves up!)

A very flat, non muddy and remarkably uneventful 6 miles in my lunchbreak  -  this is what working at home offers!  (Get up, put kit on before I've even thought about it and sit fidgeting in it until dinner time when I haven't got an excuse for not going...)

Actually quite chilly on the extremities for the first time in ages and my hands are still a bit cold.  Lovely though and two buzzards flew right over me, one so low I could actually see into its beak when it mewed  -  ace!

You know you are old when ....

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:22

When supermarket chek out people address you as 'love'.

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Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:18

Swittle, l have a mental image of you as one of the iron statues just running on and on and on relentlessly! So impressive.

I'm fine, not a bit brave, just a bit scratched and bruised  -  there must have been a rock involved somewhere but l was so concerned that the brambles would rip my leggings when l disentangled myself l didn't notice!  My OH says l'm not fit to be allowed out on my own..... 

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Posted: 22/11/2014 at 16:41

No real harm done though and l ran the remainng two hills giggling at myself.  You don't get that sort of excitement in the gym.....

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Posted: 22/11/2014 at 16:39

I love coming on here and sharing everyone's experiences!   1500ft up, Barcelona marathons, skippy slidey running in the dark, seaside running and everybody hating treadmills....

Lily's muddy hilladventures part 2:  haha l thought, as l was slowly and gingerly sliding down the hill, in the mud, surely there's some physics that says that if l go faster and put my feet down harder l will gain more traction.....

No, there isn't. There is though some physics that says that if you fall over face forward while going downhill, you keep going until a blackberry bush stops you.

Result - Lily / blackberry bush interface and lots of blood, which frightened the poor walker coming up the hill

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Posted: 18/11/2014 at 20:50

Weeeeeeellll, l s'pose so and l'm aching in bits of me that don't usually hurt so l guess it was just different but it's no substitute for puddles and flies in your teeth......

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