Nurse Ratched

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Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: Today at 16:04


I feel there will be a few of us in the 'sheer bloody mindedness' camp on the day.

Today I have mostly been at the village show, so I am now eating my first-prize-winning strawberry jam on my first-prize-winning panscones (drop scones).  Get me!!

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 16:49

Tapering? Can't be time to be talking about that already, surely?

Bit of a mixed bag here.  My f****** back has been playing silly buggers, with pins and needles in my hip, bum & thigh, so I binned my planned 16 miles on Wednesday and rested instead.  Feeling a lot better today and did 6 miles this morning without anything going black and dropping off!  I have a physio appointment booked for Monday.
I'm now planning on doing 3 more long runs - 16, 18 & 20 - (with other bits of jogging in between, of course) and a two week taper.  I have made my peace with the fact that LN isn't going to be pretty and it isn't going to be quick, but I am a stubborn old cow and so long as a limb doesn't fall off in the next 5 weeks, I'll be on the starting line.
In other news, it appears my childcare cock-up has been fixed 

Daily disappointments

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:05

I'm a little disappointed in myself today.  HTFU Nursey.

Faithsdaddy, get a couple of these and never leave home without them

Balanced Distance Tri

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 15:10

List ... ?

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 15:36

The next 4 weeks is going to be the bulk of my quality training, with the kids back at school 

Dear doubts and negative thoughts,
Please piss off.  I can do this.  I am an ironman FFS, I can do anything I put my mind to.
Thank you.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:06

We seem to be split into two camps - the "running like the wind" camp and the "if I was a horse I'd be off to the glue factory" camp. 

6 miles in 56:57 this afternoon.  Felt really good … for the first 3, and then I turned into the wind.  Jeeeeez, that was good resistance training .  Anyhoo, my back feels ok, so perhaps not quite ready for the glue factory just yet.

My big problem at the moment is that I have managed to completely balls up my childcare arrangements for LN weekend.  I must have been looking at the calendar cross-eyed, because I was sure hubby wasn't working.  Turns out he is, so I'm going to have to do some serious babysitting begging.  

Three words

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 08:52

Ten years married 

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 13:29

Should have been 10 miles today, but my back is playing silly buggers again, so it was a slow 5.  Better than nothing, and I think I may have caught the back niggle in time.
Will actually be able to get out for a run Saturday and Sunday this weekend - pass the smelling salts.

Robin Williams

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:55



Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

If anything it tells us that money,  bags of talent  and even having a life that revolves around comedy can't buy you happiness, no?

It's sad.

It's also a good pointer to say that he was probably someone who'd never be satisfied or content, and therefore selfish, however on this occasion I agree with Dave, he is just another person, I've more sympathy for the family he chose to impose this upon


When someone is so ill that ending their life is the best option they can see, then I think that "chose" is a word we need to be careful about using.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:23



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