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My knee is still playing up. It’s swollen and sore but doesn’t get any worse when I exercise.I suppose that I should rest it properly but now I’m getting back into the swing of regular activity, I don’t want to stop. I’ll try to keep the impact to a minimum and do more walking instead…

Holiday – Tidying Up

Monday After my walk to Portmeirion and the resulting blistered heels, one of today’s tasks was to track down some Compeed (other blister plasters are available). Officially a Rest Day, we took a leisurely drive to Barmouth where we partook of a little Geocaching before locating a chemist and blister plasters which were promptly applied…

I am not a number

The committee (Sue and I) had decided on a visit to Portmeirion for today. Needing to get a few more miles under my belt, I opted to walk to Portmeirion, giving Sue a bit of a lazy Sunday before having to over to meet me.I plotted a route trying to avoid (busy) roads as much…

Best parkrun ever ?

I was up around seven and after breaking fast, jumped in the car, leaving Sue in the Land of nod. I made my way along quiet roads, mainly the A470 arriving in Dolgellau around a quarter past eight. I pulled into a deserted car park! I sat in the car for a while but around…

Going Coastal

After a restful night, I was up early to explore the area around our cottage. I headed along the edge of the main road (not too busy) before turning off and heading for the river’s edge; the river in this case being Afron Dwyryd. Following a path of decreasing width, I came to the water…

On Location

Pub LunchAfter working far too many shifts, including eight nights in a stretch, I finished work at 07:00 on Wednesday morning and went straight to bed. But not for long.After a couple of hours, I was up and putting on my running gear. A quick bite of breakfast and I was out of the door…

Weighty Issues

Having had to do many, many extra hours at work over the past few months, I have had very little time to run, walk or just about anything else. As a result, my fitness has declined, my health deteriorated and my weight and clothes size increased.Luckily, and at long last, we have some new staff…

New Shoes

After another gruelling night shift, I walk a mile and a bit from work to Saltley to catch a bus home. I made my way along the canal getting off just past Saltley Viaduct and was soon waiting for the arrival of my chariot.A bus proclaiming that it was not in service pulled up at…

Sunday Stroll

Legs are a little achey today after yesterday’s parkrun – but not too bad, not bad at all, really. Still on nights, I decided that I’d walk into work this evening and chose a route along the Birmingham Fazeley canal. By the time I’d reached the canal at The Tyburn House pub it was getting…

Parkrun

As planned, i left work around half seven and took a slow drive out to Kingsbury Waterpark arriving around 08:10. I paid my £2 for the car park (special rate for parkrunners – normally £4.50!), parked up and waited in the rain.Around twenty to nine (kick off at nine) I left the dry comfort of…