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Cannock Chase Parkrun?

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 20:28

I have emailed Parkrun about this now and got sent a list of "things to read if you are thinking of setting up a Parkrun".  I would really like to make contact with others who are interested, I mentioned this to Parkrun but they just sent the standard info.  From my experience with Beavers if I step up to the line I will let it take over my life and I don't want it to take over my life.  I am quite happy to go most weeks, and quite happy to volunteer more often than running and put some time into setting up a route etc, and even have a teenage son who has started volunteering as part of his Duke of Edinburgh, but I want to do it as part of a team and I don't know anyone.

Ha ha, apart from encountering at least four other people running round the village this morning, maybe I should ask them, but they might not be very happy having their morning run disturbed!

The Telford run director, bless him, quite put me off saying what a huge commitment it was at first but now he had a team he could take a week off now and again if he really wanted to!  

How do you feel about this?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:19

Killing someone is quite specific really.  And what about the expression "I could have throttled her" or "I could shoot him sometimes", that's very specific if you take it literally but not likely to get the police called.

How do you feel about this?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:33

Odd thing that occurs to me reading all that is that it is fairly acceptable to say "I could kill those baggage handlers" and certainly "I could murder a big mac" but not "I'd like to rape the baggage handlers".  Why is that?

I was wondering, you know the Bath store thats located in Bath...

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:26

I once did a talk in a village called Old, only to find that half the audience had gone to the neighbouring village where they had an Old Village Hall.  Something like that, anyway.  I was pregnant at the time and ended up more confused than them.

So I sent my mum a birthday card

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:17

And also, and I'm quite upset about this still, this evening I had booked my teenage son to go to a talk at the local library about Tolkien, and then forgot about it.  It was only £1, but he would have really liked it, and it made it worse that I remembered halfway through so he could have rushed down, but he didn't think it was worth it so I had to sit there gnashing my teeth.  I have been remembering this all week, it was on the calendar, I even paid upfront at the library this morning when we went in, and then - phit, it's gone out of my head.  Stupid woman.

Must not forget to take him to the cinema to see David Tennant play Richard II on Tuesday.  Must NOT! 

So I sent my mum a birthday card

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:12

I got a very funny look the other day when I handed my address book over to the librarian...


Running with migraines

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 14:53

I was plagued with them for a while but my body seemed to adapt to the exercise level after a while.  It got to the point where I had three in less than 24 hours (when I say migraine I am describing progressive loss of vision and feelings of disconnection, sometimes but not always followed by headache, nausea, etc). I was getting so fed up I just thought "oh stuff this I'm going to ignore it and carry on" when I found a customer's face starting to disappear one morning, but I'm lucky the headache does not always arrive.

It could just be a co-incidence and is down to "your age".

I did read about someone who claimed it was down to lack of salt, so I took to licking a few grains of seasalt after a run, or even licking the sweat off my arms.  I think that helped too.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 14:43

The doctor is not too worried because it is only after running.  But sending me for investigations just to make sure - ooh fun!  I am nearly on a full house of embarrassing bits of me to be investigated...


Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:29

I took it because I had had problems getting past 7k (and often quite a bit less) without having to head home and only just get there in time.  It was the first time I had taken it, but not the first time there was blood, and yes it (the trots at least) pretty much only happens when triggered by running.   Sooo... if I gave up running would probably solve the problem.  I'm sure if it was cancer I would be having far more serious symptoms by now!


Posted: 29/09/2013 at 13:33

I ran my first 10k today, which was also the first time I had ever got past 7k, so I took two immodium a couple of hours beforehand, because the instructions don't actually say "if you are taking this to stop you s****ing yourself in a race" so I didn't know when to take it.  I did manage to get past the finish and have my banana and drink before I had to make a fairly dignified exit to the toilets.  Still staggering back and forth to the bathroom an hour and a half later though...

When is the optimum time to take it, or should I go and see a doctor?  Because there's also blood... (sorry)

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