Some good news

This morning I ran 3 miles.

This is good. I can now run again. Stupid Achilles tendon appears to be fixed again.

I’ve felt like a fat slob over the last 11-12 weeks, missed a marathon and rediscovered cycling.

Lesson learnt: Next time my Achilles tendon goes (as no doubt it will knowing my luck), carve it out with a scapel and wait for a new one to grow back. That’ll teach it.

August 2010

I would start with saying that not a huge amount happened in August… but then having thought about it, I’d be lying.

My right ankle is still in a state of disrepair – after hurting my achilles tendon … so no running, and I’m feeling fat / unfit as a result. I have got my mountain bike out of the shed and started to cycle again and found a few interesting routes around Dodford.

No running, means no Nottingham Marathon. They did however send me the running top – so I can at least pretend to people that I did it – “Look! I have the t-shirt to prove it!”. I am hoping to start running again within the next week …

In other news, Bromsgrove Hockey club started to do some stuff again, although my one big toe appears to have been broken in the first game back (hint: keep your feet out of the way). The second time out (last weekend) was on grass, which bought back some memories and was quite enjoyable (if only 30 minutes play in total).

Pale Purple moved office (yes, so don’t ask: “Did you do anything nice on the August bank holiday weekend?” …). The cost of the office is effectively the same, but now we have more room and it’s a far nicer (not dim and dingy).

I’ve also joined the local RoundTable group – although I’ve not coughed up any membership fees yet, so perhaps I’m premature in saying “joined”. The first event involved driving a motor bike around a rough field in the rain (good fun) and the second involved playing Discus Golf. All good stuff, and the guys seem a great bunch.

Rowan’s started to potty train; Anya smiles and makes cute noises. I’ve had a hair cut. Fun times.

Oh, and work’s been busy and somewhat stressful, but that’s all hopefully over with now (as $site_migration is complete).

Running routes

I’ve used http://www.favoriterun.com for years now (See e.g. http://favoriterun.com/account/public_user_profile/5369 ). However, today Chris pointed me at http://gb.mapometer.com/en – which does a far better job of plotting routes (e.g. auto-follow road; calorie guess-timation etc).

Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to allow the public to see who plotted a route – or see any other information about a route – apart from it being plotted on a map.

So, here’s a few of mine :

Bromsgrove to Kidderminster (21.94 miles)
Bromsgrove – Timberhonger – Droitwich – Canal – Finstall (19.48 miles)
Bromsgrove – Stourbridge Road – Swan Lane – Catshill (5.94 miles)

If only they had twitter / facebook or some means of ‘showing off your running routes’ …. silly people.