Peter Everitt

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Posted: Yesterday at 15:02

Great timing:

What should or shouldn't be on the NHS?

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:49

Is it not that food is just so cheap now? A little bit of tax won't make any difference - three or four times the current price of your average junk food might make fresh food more attractive and perhaps make people choose between fags and food.

I also think big cuts to NHS provisions are inevitable in the near future just as pensions and benefits have already been cut.

Or we could go back to ration cards...

Hel,p! Glandular fever/ fatigue- will i ever be able to run again?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 18:35

Hi Laura - the tip of monitoring your resting HR in the mornings is key - I've done this and it really is the best way to guage progress and stop you from overdoing things. Some really excellent advice from rowex and CheesyRider.

What made you smile today?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:09

My lunch - scrambled eggs on toast, a bag of plain crisps and a cup of tea. Perfect.

Hel,p! Glandular fever/ fatigue- will i ever be able to run again?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 11:26

Hi Laura - I can fully sympathise being 4 years down a similar road and still unable to run. I don't know that much about glandular fever (I didn't have that) but it can take a very long time to get over fully. I think you are maybe taking the wrong approach to the exercise you are doing. Try and start with very gentle exercise and do so every other day. You need to do this for a while as you need to learn what you are capable of ie what doesn't provoke a relapse. Very gradually increase when you haven't had a response for a while. Doing too much a couple of days a week (which if you can only manage a couple of days is therefore too much) is just going to hold you back. Excuse the pun but you need to think of what is best in the long run. You will have to accept that fitness will be lost but by keeping doing what you are doing is probably barely retaining it anyway. This is of course easier said than done but you can beat this - but it really will take time. Think of the energy you have as a finite amount - less than you used to have - do too much today and you've used up some of tomorrow's. And everything you do is eating into it constantly. Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep but even moreso good quality sleep which is vital. Try and stop worrying about it too much too and relax - even that is wasted energy! I don't think there is any magic answer to this but time and patience. I'm more than happy if you want to pm me if you prefer to discuss off the thread - I don't have the answers but I've certainly picked up some experience of this!

Food, Fatigue and Muscle (or lack of)

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:33

If you know what your resting heart rate should be, try taking it when you get up in the morning. If it is more than 5 bpm up then that's a sign that either you are not recovering from exertion or your immune system is busy. Both instances require rest. I've been there and it is not good - ignore at your peril. I wasn't doing more than normal but training combined with additional stress (work and an infection) lead to chronic fatigue which 4 years later has still to relinquish its grip.

Food, Fatigue and Muscle (or lack of)

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:46

Do you think you may have pushed yourself harder to catch up on missed runs and overtrained? Or you may be fighting a virus and need some rest. Whatever it happens to be though keeping pushing seems to be counter-productive and a rest or cutting back for a week or two may help. Are there any other stressors going on in your life at the moment?

Should we have a right to anonymity on the Internet?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:41

I'm a former Australian rules football player apparently. I can't even remember going to Oz..


Should we have a right to anonymity on the Internet?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:12
Screamapillar wrote (see)
Cinders wrote (see)

Far to easy for what?  Not everyone necessarily wants to be hidden.


No, but giving out lots of personal information in a unregulated arena isn't a terribly good idea. You put your name out there, roughly where you live and talk about how excited you are about going on holiday on Friday.

You've just told the whole world that your house is going to be empty. They have your name, your approximate location and access to your address via information from the electoral roll which is freely available on the internet.

See what I mean?

You'd need to be a pretty good bet for a huge haul for most burglars to be bothered with that. There's plenty of houses in all areas that are easy to break in to. I'd have thought most burglaries are opportunistic. Having said that I don't intend to test the theory.

Should we have a right to anonymity on the Internet?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:44
Mr Puffy wrote (see)

it isn't anonymity to do or say what you like with impunity, it is anonymity to protect privacy and keep wierdos at arm's length.

I agree with the above. The reason I post in my own name is because I was too dense when I originally signed up to set up a pseudonym and now I can't be arsed. I don't want any nutters turning up on my doorstep mind, but I don't think I've ever posted anything so controversial as to prompt such an action.

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Glad I'm not North Korean!

I'd be in a lot of trouble.. 
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What's with the massive video advert halfway down the threads?

Why not ditch the forum and just have adverts! 
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As above 
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Are the RW forums running slowly?

Or is it just my old computer? 
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Road tax rant!

Thieving gits!!! 
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Have you done something a bit daft today?

I have! 
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One of my best yet worst runs ever!

First run in rather a while! 
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So now they are over - what was the best moment for you?

Olympics best bits! 
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"Let me be clear..."

Politicians - please stop saying this! 
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Birds (the feathered variety)

What have you seen today? 
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Return to training after 9 month break

Advice sought 
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Advice sought on how to stop nibbling fingers

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A thread for those on the bench for the long term..

A chance to have a guilt free self indulgent whinge 
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Christmas ads on the telly...

Please, just bugger off! 
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Heart rate increase

Have I been overdoing it? 
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