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Running on country roads

Posted: Yesterday at 07:35

I knew Oscar Wilde in a previous life..... I was in Reading Prison with him  Oh boy was HE full of 'smart-arse-ism's'

Running on country roads

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 16:44

Who said the PCSO was female? Your imagination knows no bounds 

Running on country roads

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 15:31

Of course Machiavelli is dead; If he was not he would be 546 years old 

But his 'smart-arse-ism's' live on and his ideas are still relevant and taught today!

Running on country roads

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 13:34

Sorry VDOT51 much as I would love to fill in the details.....

"The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves" Niccolò Machiavelli

Running on country roads

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:38

I was extremely calm believe it or not; the PCSO is no longer a PCSO an the two officers are no longer in the armed response unit.

You know what they say about know your enemy? "Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant" Sun Tzu

Running on country roads

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 21:24

I would not advise calling the Police if you get hit by a car; I was hit by a car, was called a idiot and told I should have got out of the way as, "this is a road, I am driving a car, YOU should get out of the way".

A PCSO turned up, did not talk to me, looked terrified of me (he was shaking). The Police (turned up eventually) were so totally uninterested in what happened that they did not even ask me what happened, but still told me my story was, "a pack of lies" and, "you had better change it or we will arrest you". "We can do this because on the balance of probabilities their story is more likely to be true than yours" (I had not told a story remember!).

The worst part of it was when I asked to borrow a phone so someone could pick up my shivering dog I was told, (by the PCSO) "If you are cold then you can sit in my car, but the dog will have to stay outside!" True story!

The driver had decided to change her story to, "he punched my car".(no reason given) the Police are useless.... and like these three some are incompetent/dishonest; a worrying trait in people trusted to carry weapons. Don't call them unless you have to and even then don't expect much.

Fractured Tibia recovery help!

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 20:59

I am gutted for you Kate, I have had some injuries over the winter (including a stress fracture in my fibula). But I am back, did the North Devon Marathon yesterday, next event is the Croyde Triathlon (sorry).

The bad news is that after 6 weeks you may just get a smaller cast for another 6 weeks (double sorry) I know someone who was in a cast for 18 weeks (triple sorry) this is a link to 'not cycle training over Winter'

there is some relevant information in there; short sharp training keeping up fitness for example. I am thinking that doing some 'upper body stuff' with kettle bells, dumbbells etc. immediately and asking when you can get in the pool? Ask about a waterproof/removable cast if they want to put another cast on in 6 weeks to allow this. The amount of time in a cast will depend on how badly broken the leg is.

Some people say that taking a Calcium/Vit. D supplement can help with healing, others say this is c**p! So swimming first (see Dr for details) then I am thinking Turbo trainer? This should be easier on you than road and will allow you to do just enough and stop as soon as it becomes uncomfortable. Running is going to be the biggie but half decent second hand running machines (Ebay) are £150 (ish) again this should be easier than road/trail. 

Most important; don't be in too much of a hurry, trying to come back too soon will extend the healing process. Hopefully you have an understanding Dr/Consultant!

Good luck keep me/us informed! In time you will come back rested and raring to go (like me at the moment!)

Am I the only one with this problem?!

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 14:32

That rapid increase in pulse when exercising is exactly the symptom that he is getting; I will try and follow up and see if he gets a diagnosis. I know he is getting a treadmill test at some point.

It must be very frustrating for you and these things take time (unless you go private ).

Am I the only one with this problem?!

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 07:39

I came across someone suspected of having this recently;

He has not been diagnosed with it (yet) but he has similar symptoms to you when he starts running. Diagnosing arrhythmias that only happen now and again is not easy. You may need to be persistent with your GP  

Dragon's Back 2015

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 21:31

"Loved it all"  Quote of the week!

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