Friday 6th November 2020 I remember when I was five and you were ten


Lyrics: I remember when
I was five and you were ten

Was reminded of these by yesterday's.

Re results, Chick: still waiting, and will be until the 24th.

Great wins yesterday, Wabo!

What: short and easy

Why: working all day so likely to be dark. And ran longer yesterday.
Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.


  • Morning.

    Yesterday's lyrics - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) by Cher.

    I was just thinking of lyrics Alehouse so you've saved my brain. Foggy start to the day here.

    Sorry to hear about your friend emzap. Hope you had a good night's sleep. Nice session at the club.

    You'd have thought the Yanks would have learnt chicksta. No news from your surgeon yet?

    A session like that would definitely distract me from reality for a while Dustin - I think I'd be seeing stars!

    My knee was good for most of yesterday, ok on Lola's afternoon walk but started grumbling in the evening and wasn't comfortable overnight or coming down the stairs this morning but I am determined to try a run today.

    What:             easy miles
    Why:              trying to beat my knee into submission
    Last hard:      not knowing if it will settle
    Last rest:       4/11

    Lyrics - yes.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • Morning

    Forgot to post yesterday.

    Good thing Lola didn't mind the fireworks yesterday LMH.

    Ouch to the fall WP and belated Happy Birthday to Alun. 

    Lazy would be just lounging around on the sofa Els.

    Nice session Dustin.  Seems you have a good stretch for tempo running in your village too.

    Sorry to hear about your friend emzap.  Like the fireworks session.  Shame you won't be able to say goodbye to your former colleagues.

    Difficult time of the year to get out in the light when working all day Ale.  Can you nip out over midday?

    What: short MLR
    Why: gets me out of the door
    Last rest: 30.03.

    Lyrics: tentative yes.
  • Morning

    Dustin : I saved you a slice of lemon drizzle cake as unsure if you are working from home and there maybe a lack of cake supplies :)

    Hazel:Enjoy your MLR today.That is one long streak you have :)

    What: 5.25 miles
    Why: Because I can
    Last hard hitting the concrete last week.
    Lyrics: Yes

    I am gaining trust in my body again but still not tried a run over the hills or by torchlight(the fall happened by torchlight with a pot hole)
    Live each day as if it was your last  give it all you have to reap the rewards.
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    yes to todays lyrics too and I know what you mean alehouse.  One of my favourites
    Poppy oh that is a problem the head torch runs I mean! 
    Hazel enjoy your run
    LMH rooting for you to beat that knee
    alehouse, indeed our teams did well.  Hope you can get out for a run, not too dark!

    What: 4.22 off road lovely run this morning
    why: it was a lovely crisp morning and the forest looked so good
    last hard: that was
    last rest: 31/12/16

    have a good day all 
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • chickstachicksta ✭✭✭
    Hope you had an enjoyable run on a not-too-grumbly knee, LMH. Still waiting to hear back. I spoke to the practice and they're having a hell of a time trying to reschedule everything. Despite being a purely specialist clinic they still have to provide for a certain number of spare beds for possible Covid cases, which doesn't help either. And new regulations coming into force state that non-critical ops will be cancelled.

    I've resigned to the fact that it will be next year for my slot and that patients in a lot of pain will take priority, which is totally fine by me. It's not like I'm going to break any national or international records anytime soon ;)

    Em: Oh, that's so sad about your friend :(  My heart goes out to you.

    Did another 4k walk a lot and run a little this morning. I need it for my head. I may even build up to some form of running in the next few weeks. Almost wanting the op to be next year now because I have ALWAYS been running on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day which I can't if I go under the knife in 2020.
  • chicksta - I'm really sorry to hear that you are going to have to wait. It does matter. The situation there must be worsening if they are going to cancel non urgent operations.

    I'd much rather wait and run when it's light Poppy. I'm even a bit nervous about long stretches covered in wet, fallen leaves at the minute - can't see what might be underneath as well as the slippery surface.

    Did you not have fog this morning Wabo? It was quite thick here and took a while to burn off.

    We've had fireworks going off for well over a week already Hazel. Do you get the same there? Are you cats ok with it?

    My knee was painful from the off but fortunately settled after half a mile or so as usual. I was looking to extend my run a bit but my hip started to ache so I decided it probably wouldn't be very sensible.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • Chick - yep would be good if you can do your new year runs, something to look forward to!
    Emz - v sad!
    Poppy - increasingly unkeen to run in dark where no streetlights. Think it's an age thing with me!
    Wabo- sunny crisp morning here too.
    Beautiful run from stromness to black craig on west coast with P, perfect day for it. No pics though as phone camera kaput, tbh phone is heading that way too. Visited wool shop in stromness and had take away lunch in finstown on way home in the sun with glassy sea in the bay (bit more waves out west). 
    LMH - good to get out. 
    Hazel - indeed a long streak!

  • chickstachicksta ✭✭✭
    Poor you, LMH. Do you think the hip is caused by an overcompensating gait of some sort?

    Sounds like a really lovely day, Els

    I'm totally chilled about the op in the meantime. My surgeon just called me to say that he really can't tell at the moment. He was supposed to have a meeting with clinic management which was postponed from Wednesday to Thursday then to today and still hasn't happened. Basically nobody really knows what's going on. Thing is, he wasn't the only doctor trapped on the A1 that day so it's a real bad knock-on effect. 

    I kept whining about wanting to run again and he said fine :) (I guess he did that to shut me up). Since it's almost 6 months he's ok but urged me to be sensible o:) . I said sensible is my middle name but I don't think he really bought it ;)
  • Your attitude to the whole thing sounds very sensible to me chick! Some folk can't handle cancellations no matter how reasonable the cause so I bet he was glad you weren't giving him a hard time!
  • chicksta - I spoke too soon. Two hospitals in England now cancelling non urgent operations. It's gluteal tendinopathy according to my physio, caused by the knee being unstable. Nowhere near as bad as it was a few weeks ago - I've been doing my exercises :-)  Enjoy the return to running!

    Els - Mark has a chest torch that he uses if he needs to run in the dark, much better than a head torch. I've never been keen to run when I can't see where I'm putting my feet! What's your knitting project?

    I gave in and tried the Parkin this afternoon - lovely if I say so myself. First time I've used this recipe but I'm going to throw my other Parkin recipes out. As I'm not going to run tomorrow I'm contemplating making mincemeat for the first time. I've found an easy Mary Berry recipe which uses butter instead of suet so much easier than trying to find gf veggie suet and I'm expecting tastier too. If I do make it I may turn some of it into a mincemeat cake. Need to get my miles up really!

    In other news having very narrowly failed to get a telephone consult with the GP I need to speak to this morning (the last one went as the receptionist took my date of birth to book it) I've tried (at the receptionist's suggestion) to book one via an e-consult though apparently he's not in again until next Friday.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭
    Emz - sorry to hear about your friend, tragic news.
    chick - sounds a pragmatic approach to the situation.
    LMH - sensible decision - at least you got a run in!
    Hazel - in daylight, the trails extend the options for training. I’m very lucky to have some very good runnable (and less runnable) trails just beyond the back door. 

    What - 6 easy miles
    why - recovery
    last rest - 10/10
    last hard - yesterday
  • LMH. .currently knitting a jersey for my son.
    I no longer put suet in mincemeat basically it's just a cheap filler...I put a bit mor apple in. Not made any this year yet...I think maybe it doesn't keep so long though.
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