8°C, stormy, 55mph gusts.
Woke very early, fizzing with energy. After breakfast, I got the turbo out. While on it, I recalled that I have a pair of running shoes.
A decade on, these shoes get a second run. I bought them for an event at my last school and have only used them in gyms since. They’re not ideal gym shoes but seemed fine on the slabbed pavements around here.
I feel great now, let’s run again soon. Next is a bike ride this afternoon.
Later: a third workout.
The tail end of Storm Gareth still has some force. No longer is it dangerous but the return leg was non-stop hard work
18°C, bright sun.
Holidays are precious, I hate to loose any of them. This one has started with a cold in my head. At least it could be over reasonably quickly. A term-time cold can often last more than two weeks.
23°C ,cloudless blue, perfect day.
What a day to get a cold. I have so much to do here at home. Garden, marking and decorating.
At least this may explain why the last few days hiking were not as energetic as normal. Often, I get back feeling that my stamina is indefatigable. Mike R. had a cold mm last week’s expedition. That’s where it came from, no-one else has one.
My partner pointed out that I have just been on a very demanding (physically) course, in bad weather where I get cold and wet. With all that on top of wind, rain and lugging a heavy load, the expedition was lead by a guy who had a cold.
It’s not surprising then…
High Blood pressure, or not?
Playing with a blood pressure gadget at home. I got three readings within a few minutes:
100/63 x 120
Systolic/diastolic x heartrate.
Perhaps best ignore this device.
The standard top measure is 140/90.
If the first readings are right, I have high blood pressure. In order to improve I should:
1 eat less salt,
2 eat more fruit and vegetables,
3 healthy weight,
4 Drink less alcohol,
5 exercise more.
But I cook without salt (and ready meals- never), eat almost only vegetarian, Bmi 23, 1 unit per week average, 10-14 hours exercise each week.
It’s probably like the bathroom scales. They’re not much use either if you weigh yourself at a different time each day.
10°C, brisk SW, dry after Gertrude.
As of mid-morning, I can declare myself free of ‘flu. As in previous occasions, my energy levels surge back to more than normal as if in over compensation for the two weeks of sluggish.
In the morning, I look forward to a ride, probably on my cyclocross bike,
It should be a nice day.
13°C, grey, warm and dry.
Those numerous symptoms are largely gone. Fizzy legs are back, mouth ulcers gone as has the malaise.
Which bike today?
Laurie Anderson, USA live.
Meanwhile, an LP plays in the background. Here is one I have not given a whirl for many years.
10°C, bright sun. Dry too.
I tire easily, the thought of cycle ride today does not make the fizzy feeling like it normally does. At least my weight has stabilised at 13st. 13
Tricky: Angels with Dirty Faces.
A warm sound slowly fills my room.