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No, he was back to usual runner's uniform, but I don't think it will be too long before Vader makes another appearance.
Let's hope on wednesday for Tolkin's run... or alternatively he'll choose an inspired LOTR outfit!
Morning kate and emmy.
Meant to say that last week I saw my first snow plough of the winter
Just logged on for the first time in ages and see I'm not the only one with heel problems. Big lump on back of heel suggests Haglund's Deformity (heel spur). Waiting for results of an x-ray which I should have later today. Managed to do the Devil's Run 15k yesterday but was rurally sore this morning and hobbled for the first 10 minutes of our SOC run. Want to avoid surgery (if it is Haglund's) as will mean a minimum of 3 months not running and potential complications. To answer MC, cycling and swimming are okay for me - no problem.Good to see everyone's well (apart from me and Kate) and still getting up for SOC ing!
I've told myself I'll be running in 3 weeks, not months!
Afternoon all, hope those that are injured recover quickly without the need for surgery -
Alarm was set for 4:50 this morning, I must have hit the cancel rather than the snooze button, net result was my son waking me at 6 for his breakfast. So that is a rest day then!!!
Grendel - you must have needed the rest.
Chris - welcome. sorry to hear about your injuries I hope the news from the xrays is positive
E mmy - two marathons in two days - if anyone needs a rest it's you!
It just means I won't Friday as a rest day now.
X-rays show thickening of the tendon and calcification where the achilles attaches to the heel bone. Good news is that the bone itself is okay so hopefully physiotherapy/stretching calf etc will sort things out eventually. Also recommended is warming the affected area before running and icing afterwards. So on that note I shall head out for some mountain biking!
Grendel - No rest for the wicked... next one is on wednesday
It's all about the bling
emmy - lovely bling well done for the weekend
Chris - good to have you back although sorry to hear about your heal, but good that it isn't anything too bad.
no running etc for me today just work
birky - snow ploughs
You've cheered me up again Chris, thanks. Is the Tolkein a multi dater Emmy?
Dayer, not dater, made Tolkein sound polygamous.
Morning you lot
40mins Steady to start the day. Okay run
NW: Quiet one today. 1 owl, 2 cats, 2 dogs. 1 cyclist. I couldn't see the horses or cows in the fields when out. Too dark now, either that or they've been moved !
Coffee calling, catch up time as usual.
One black Labrador (Geordie) is now dozing at my feet.
Morning all - just a garage prance for me as track tonight. Managed a spin and swn last night, still can't quite remember how swimming works. 5.30, you are way ahead of me, I'm pretty much retired from running marathons now that ironman has it's grip on me, I think Sunday was 41. So, when you both hit the magic 100 will you ease off?
Had a sense of humour failure today with NW:
NW: 10 dogs. 7 of which were completely out of control, 1 attacked Boyska and i shouted at the owner in my best aggressive dutch (yes, she was on her phone and not watching).
5.30 - you're catching up on me! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow
Lovely misty morning for a run. Got up half an hour earlier than usual to un-stiffen my achilles before heading out - seemed to work.
PSC - could be lots of things. Overtraining, too many hills, wrong shoes, not stretching enough or just one of those things! I have an entry for Snowdonia Marathon in a few weeks time so hoping I'll be able to do that but will probably be advised not to when I see the physio on Friday. Will probably ignore her advice though!
Sensible man Chris.
Lots to catch up on
Mrs B and I are off to Lake District in a few weeks for a wee holiday. Booked it today.
Track done, heel played nice. Good luck to the marathoners tomorrow. I think you'll be OK to leave the sun cream at home birky but you should get in some beautiful SOCing.
Morning all - oh Grendel, what a beautiful start to the day. Nothing for me either, run and club swim tonight, should have been garage prancing but did the old dismiss rather than snooze trick on the phone buttons.