Posts Tagged ‘JOGLE’

“Every day, in every way*, I’m getting better and better”

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*well… in a foot/tendon/resting/pain kind of way.

The Nottingham Robin Hood Marathon is on 29th September 2013 – 3 weeks away.
My foot is getting better. I can now point it up and down without a crunching sound and I can walk on it without limping, which is a huge improvement. But I’m being sensible for once, and I am continuing to rest it.

Mostly.

Well, cycling seems fine.

So I took the little lady (that’s my daughter, by the wa I’m not being sexist) out on the bike, in the rain, for a longish ride where we managed cheer on Richard Whitehead at two different points during his 40 marathon JOGLE challenge.

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He looked a bit grumpy if I’m quite honest… but I don’t blame him… He was on Marathon 25 and it was grey and rainy. I think he’s doing a fantastic job!
His fellow runners, it has to be said, were full of beans.
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And I’m sure they were all rolling around in hysterics upon seeing my pre-placed signs slightly further along his route announcing the cessation of rain (just before a tunnel/bridge/underpass)… and the subsequent resumption of rain (you’ve guessed it… at the exit of the tunnel/bridge/underpass).

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I mean… Seriously… I sometimes even surprise myself with my genius.

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So there we have it.

Another running blog update involving me NOT running. I hope I can report more action in a week or two. Otherwise it will just be more randomness.

Speaking of which… Can you tell me…

What common running related injury is depicted below?

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Answers on a postcard (or alternatively in the comments section).

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I’ve been more than a bit quiet in BlogLand recently. Usually that’s because I have nothing to say or I’m too tired or too busy. Most recently it’s been all 3…

… Until now.

I have time – I am currently staying away from home so can write this in the small hours without fear of little people waking me up early (and I can have a lie-in… We’re talking maybe 8:00am).
I’m not tired – I’ve no idea why not. I should be really.
I’ve got stuff to say – … and here it is…

Last week, starting on Sunday, I was part of a group of nine people (here we are…)

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The journey to Scotland from Nottingham did not start well as this:

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Caused this:

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And I had enough time while it was being fixed to doodle this:

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And even superimpose this:

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The evening before we started, I fancied Going just a little further north than John O’Groats so took a little dip…

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Shortly after that photo was taken it started raining for pretty much 3 days. Scotland should have been full of wonderful views but it was mostly foggy and wet. Here’s a few rare moments of clear and notsoclear-skyness when I got my camera out…

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…Have I bored you yet? Well done if you’re still with me. The first days just involved packing away wet tents, cycling, being wet, hardly drying off, putting wet stuff back on, cycling, putting up wet tents, eating, sleeping, and repeating the above.

Then, after nearly getting blown off a bridge…

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And I got burnt.

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I don’t know what to say about the cycling really other than I like the flats or gentle slopes but could easily live without hills in my life. I maxed a speed of 42 miles per hour. Nobody got severely injured and we all made it to the end 🙂

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Ok… I am tired now. And I must actually sleep or I’ll need to get up before I’ve gone to bed.

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So I shall resume to boring old writing with (slightly) better spelling and punctuation.

My final day of Juneathoning was a pretty decent one. I cycled just shy of 50 miles and felt like I could have done more if it weren’t for actually seeing my family on Saturday. A lot of planning was done at the refreshment point…

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…for the great copathlon bike ride and along with enjoying the ride, I got to meet other members of the team who I’ll be spending a sweaty week with at the end of July.

Many congratulations to everyone who has managed to jog(or whatever), log, and blog their way through June. I have found it tougher this year than in the past. Grey matter and muscle matter clearly both on the decline!
So once again, seriously well done if you have stuck with it – with the rules or with the spirit.

As for the great cycle shorts giveaway of a few days ago I have put all the entrants’ names into a hat and abradypus was the unlikely winner! So Louise, if you do actually want the shorts (and weren’t just humouring me) then perhaps send your address via private twitter correspondence and I’ll get them sent off to you as soon as I can.

I’ll leave you with a pic taken on Saturday’s ride, as we were peddling along. A bit of a flukey one to be honest given that I was trying not to drop my phone and we were travelling different speeds… but this is me with Andy, a great bloke who’s son has inspired our fundraising efforts.

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