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Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 09:57

Nice parent-child interaction #2

Child (crying, having trapped his finger in the shop fridge door), 'Ow, ow, ow, kiss it better daddy.....'

Daddy, 'I swear down Jason if you don't shut up I'm going to give you such a belt in a minute.....'

Well done daddy, let's show him how daddies do things.


Posted: 16/04/2014 at 09:49

When I started I used to think that feeling cold at the start would make me run less efficiently but I very quickly found that I warmed up *really* fast so I've gradually learned that although the first five minutes might feel a bit chilly, the fewer clothes I wear the better and it has to be a howling gale and snowy before I will wear anything on my arms and I never wear full leggings.  Perhaps as SNB suggests wearing something small and with plenty of room for air to circulate might help?

Three words

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 12:29

Still feel sick.


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 12:26

I'm lucky enough to live and run in a very rural area and do trail and off road running so I amuse myself by noting and identifying all of the different flowers that have come into bloom since the last time I was out and in the winter I try to see what tiny signs there are of a change in the weather or temperature, such as wilty leaves that have frozen and thawed or frost on the spider webs.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:55

More or less everybody in the office  -  losing weight is quite straightforward (though not necessarily easy)  -  you use more calories than you eat.  That's it.  You don't need to sign up to be ritually humiliated once a week or but expensive advice guides or even cut out all carbs / proteins / green things.  You don't need to count how may 'sins' you eat a day or weigh your bag of crisps on a micro scales.  Really.  Just eat a bit less and do a bit more exercise. And FFS pleeeeeease stop talking about it.

My Last Run

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:18

Was looking forward to a gentle long trot on Friday afternoon  -  the Tupperware sky had finally cracked and there was lovely mild sunshine and a bit of a breeze.  From the first step it was hideous  -  it felt like when you miss the beat on a horse and every footfall banged like a hammer.  I hauled my poor body to the turning point at just over five miles and thought, 'I can't stop, I'm a runner me, I know I am, because it would hurt more to stop than to carry on'*

Even the eight teeny fluffy ducklings that kept me company on the canal could only raise a fairly feeble 'yay'.


At mile 8 I was starting to feel distinctly squirmish and I was very glad to reach the public toilets in the car park at the end!  Got home and was felled by THE most spectucular 24 hour D & V I've ever had....


On a happier note  -  brilliant running everyone and well done all of you on your races!  Happy and healthy running to all this week  -  hope to back on form soon   


*other opinions are now also available.

My Last Run

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 08:59

I have to say it wasn't nasty heckling, more the 'come on duck, you should be sprinting up here...' sort of thing and he did look remarkably like Windy Miller from Trumpton (honestly) so I was inclined to forgive him quite a lot and just gave him a sweaty smile.

SB  -  as a card carrying member of the cat loving sorority I'm afraid I interpret every glance from any size of dog (all of whom I see as being just two meals away from being a wolf) as a prelude to savage attack so I don't make eye contact if I can avoid it!


Swittle  -  I would *love* to run on that beach, they're some of my favourite things in the world 


My Last Run

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:56

Mind you Nessie, I got heckled by a tractor driver yesterday so white van man is alive and hauling silage!

My Last Run

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:37

If there was a blushing smiley I'd put it in!    Having a rotten day at work so feel cheered up now  -  thanks chaps!

My Last Run

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 09:10

I'm afraid that everybody's discipline and brilliant mileage makes me feel so fat and feeble that I don't want to comment on how hot and sweaty I was time after time so I cheer myself up by thinking about what was nice!  I'll focus in future 

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