Category Archives: Health

Quick run!

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 … Continue reading

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What a start to a valuable holiday.

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 … Continue reading

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Summer cold.

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 … Continue reading

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140/90

High Blood pressure, or not? Playing with a blood pressure gadget at home. I  got three readings within a few minutes: 172/93 x77 144/78 x92 111/81 x113 100/63 x 120 Systolic/diastolic x heartrate. Perhaps best ignore this device. The standard … Continue reading

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Well.

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. … Continue reading

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Back to life.

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? Meanwhile, an LP plays in the background. Here is one I have not given a … Continue reading

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Still a bit off.

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 … Continue reading

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BMI 23.4

12°C, grey but dry. Two months ago, I weighed 14St 12lbs. That’s too much, clothes were getting tighter, and my BMI was at the top of the range (25). Most of it was lost on the Scotland hiking trip: 8lbs … Continue reading

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Bostin headache.

8°C, light NW, white cloud. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 16.2mi, time: 01:08:00, pace: 4:12min/mi, speed: 14.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/911727235 Took one of the shorter routes back to my sanctuary. A headache started in the last hour at work. It lifted … Continue reading

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74 lengths

2°C, dry early, snow later. Swim after work, last week a guy suggested not alternating strokes and settling into a rhythm. I did so today and it works smoothly. In all, 74 lengths. Only stopped after getting a bit of … Continue reading

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