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Redhead ✭✭✭

Started running in 2002 to run the Race4Life in memory of a friend. Have now completed 147 marathons and ultras (including a 100 mile ultra) to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK in memory of my mum. I blog at www.extremeknittingredhead.blogspot.co.uk and my current fund-raising page is https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/extremeknittingredhead  - clear

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  • Morning all, Today is a shiny and bright day here for 2 reasons - the sun is shining and I've just run 5k on the treadmill with no ill effects which was a shock after the debacle yesterday! Not sure how that worked but it did so I'm a happy girlie …
  • Morning all, did my joglet, it hurt, sulking now!
  • Afternoon peeps, Glorious day here but have resisted the urge to go for a run as I have scheduled a short trot for tomorrow as part of my fitness regime. It will consist of (1k run/50 x tricep dips) x3 so just short bursts without pushing too hard.…
  • Afternoon peeps, Just popping in to check you're all OK. Aquarius, that's positive news about Steve. It must be really hard for him, having been so fit, to be struggling now but your secret chat with the Physio seems to have helped enormously and …
  • Afternoon peeps, TE, you were lucky to miss the rain! Enjoy your rest day today. Hello MrFox Hi Columba, glad to hear you're feeling better and are back running again. Aquarius, hope you are now completely free of any lurgy and able to run. The…
  • Aquarius said: Just realised I said in my last post that it would cost £5K to repair our track and infield area - I should have said £500K (eye watering isn't it?) I'd report that spammer if I knew how to. Click on the Flag button and s…
  • Afternoon peeps, What is going on with this weather - it's chucking it down atm and the lane is flooded in parts! Been to see Mary Massage Lady this morning who had a good old poke around and was delighted that the swelling has reduced. My foot fel…
  • Afternoon peeps, WtnMel, so sorry to hear about your brother. Much love to you and your family. It's always hard for a parent to outlive a child so extra hugs for your mum. It's difficult when someone dies intestate so I hope you manage to sort thi…
  • Afternoon all, I've spent the last 2 hours sitting in the waiting room at the Quacks for 2 separate appointments, one for my asthma review and one for high cholesterol both of which I get hauled in for every so often. I read a quarter of my book wh…
  • Afternoon all, Been treated by the lovely Mary Massage Lady again first thing and her ministrations seem to be helping as there's much less inflammation now and everything seems to be shifting in the right direction. Icing, stretching and rolling c…
  • Afternoon all, just popping in to see how you're all getting on and my goodness there's some good stuff happening! Hope I don't miss anything out...... JB6 chapeau to you for that stonking time! TE, going from strength to strength which is brillin…
  • Morning all, Exhausted, so glad to see your grandson has been discharged and fingers crossed he's on the road to recovery. Scary time. LOL at Hendrix - I sing "scuse me while I eat some pie"! Have a lovely walk - sun's out here WtnMel, steady on…
  • Morning all, This non-running mullarky is very tiring I can tell you! I've been doing squats, press-ups, battle-ropes, plank, static bike,  leg raises, mountain climbers (whoever invented these is evil!), tricep dips, bicyle crunches (ditto re the …
  • Morning all, Mrs Sensible here. Ran 1k on grass yesterday and it still hurt so abandoned it and I'm off to see Mary again on Monday. In the meantime I'm doing walks around our land twice a day just to keep moving, together with lots of core work an…
  • Morning all, Stretches, icing, arch rolling (with tennis ball as golf ball too small for my high arches) done and ibuprofen gel applied. Not even going to attempt a run until later in the week and have declined the double marathon I had booked for …
  • Good morning all, Been a good girl and done ball rolling, icing, calf stretches and hamstrings already and will repeat twice more throughout the day. I'm also wearing some short toeless compression socks which I found on Amazon and they feel quite …
  • Afternoon peeps, I've been a good redhead and have done my stretches but have been procrastinating about the ball rolling under my arch 'cos I know it's going to hurt! #wimp! JB6, lol at me being a lass but I am indeed sturdy Good time for your 5k…
  • Morning all, OUCH! Mary certainly got right in there and had a good old prodding/stretching/manipulation session. As I expected my ankle is stiff and my achilles/calves on both sides are tight (bad redhead for not doing enough stretches). She's giv…
  • Morning all, Well hello MrFox! If people saw the photos of you and your lovely lady scaling mountainsides they wouldn't believe your age JB6 and you're another speedy boy. I've never raced a 5k but my fastest Race4Life was 26 minutes. MUst do a …
  • Afternoon fellow oldies and a happy new year to one and all I've decided that being sensible sucks and am very jealous of my fellow marathoners who are experiencing a glorious sunny day along the Kent coast. Aquarius, hope the xc was fun. I love…
  • Afternoon all, Today I am wearing my sensible head and have decided not to run a marathon tomorrow as my foot is sore. Off to see Mary Massage Lady on friday and won't be running until she's had a good prod round in it. Being sensible is a right pa…
  • Afternoon all, Hope you've all had a lovely Christmas. We've just been at home except for today when we went for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary of 3 decades - where do the years go?! No running for the last few days as the niggle I pick…
  • Morning all, Oh my goodness I'm glad I chose yesterday to run in sunshine with a light breeze as it's so horrid here today with heavy rain and a cold wind! I started reasonably well for the first 2 laps out and back along Deal seafront with a glori…
  • Morning all, Tough few days here with Mike being especially lurgified and the usual Christmas death anniversaries which never get any easier. I am virtually OK although still a bit heady but I intend to run my marathon on Saturdayasit will be my la…
  • Evening all, Just back from another funeral, hope there aren't any more this year - Christmas cards have been full of gloomy news. My cold is nearly gone, although still chesty so no running, but Mike has now come down with it poor love. Hopeful th…
  • Haha! Glad I'm not running today as the weather is horrid
  • Afternoon all, Bugsy Redhead here. Stupid cold has refused to leave my chest so I've pulled out of the marathon this weekend. This is my first full-blown cold since 2011 when I had to pull out of Beachy Head marathon as I normally shift them quickl…
  • Morning all, stupid cold's gone to my chest so no running or yoga today as I do not want the incubus to take hold of anyone else! Should be better by the weekend for the Festive Frolic mara/ultra on Sunday.......Glad I did 5.5 hilly miles yesterday …
  • Morning all, Did a short time trial yesterday. The route I used has only got 2 short sharp hills which is about as close to flat as it gets here. 1 mile jog to the end of the village then pushed the pace a bit coming back. 2 miles in 19:23. So that…