Thursday, 5 January 2012



“Aw Feck IT!!!!”

Not the cry of a man returning to work after twelve days leave. Oh no, it’s the cry of someone waking up to a cold dark house and the start of their third day without electricity!

Not an ideal end to the holidays it has to be said and for the first time in as long as I can remember I almost didn’t mind coming into work today – at least I could have a hot shower this morning. 48 hours with two runs, but only one shower – not nice(there’s only a certain level of “freshness” that can be attained with a packet of baby wipes L ).

I don’t enjoy being in a house without power…but I can accept it.  There was a lot of wind and a lot of damage and I accept that they have to let the winds abate a wee bit before its safe/practical to go out to repair the lines. What I don’t like is not getting to talk to a human when I phone their emergency help line. And I especially don’t like the fact that the estimated reconnection time keeps changing!

Please god…let it be back on tonight.



On the old running front. I will go down to the club tonight, but I doubt if I’ll take part in the monthly 5k handicap race. I’ve been having a wee bit of “bother” from my left hamstring for a couple of days now. Feels very tight. Keep stretching it and it’s not too bad after a few miles of gentle warm up. But I don’t trust myself to warm up adequately before hurtling off for a 5k dash. Probably best if I just went off for a few mile gentle trot on my own.

So, a diet of paracetamal and ibrufen for me, coupled with the regular and vigorous application of tiger balm.

However. I shall be down… a perfect opportunity to show off my classy new running gear. Oh yes… Lidl have jackets and leggings in again. It’s strange that a few years ago I used to scoff at Lidl (I used to view it as a sort of Waitrose for Pikies). Now I’m of the belief that if you can’t buy it in Lidl – well, you just don’t need it!!

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