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I have been running (slowly!) since the mid-nineties. Then, in 2005, I fell off my bicycle (*with* a helmet on, fortunately). I got a traumatic brain injury, and spent weeks in a coma, months in hospital, and 18 months off work. I now run *even* slower than I used to (but hey, I now have the 'excuse' of being 'blind' and disabled, so I think I'm *allowed* to be slow, aren't I?).

In December 2012, I had a 'trocantheric bursectomy' operation, because of a nasty pain in my bum/hip that had cropped up in 2011, and didn't respond to all the treatment. The physio told me to start running again (gently) in August 2013.

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Bugger

Sorry, I haven't been posting very much, because I haven't been exercising very much, partly due to being a fat lazy slob, but mainly due to me being frantically busy at work - lots and LOTS of marking to do, followed by lots of teaching. Then, on Frida...

Ooh, that bike ride made me m...

I went to university at Imperial College, in London. In 1989, I joined the caving club - Imperial College Caving Club, or IC3 (so 'IC-cubed' Ooh, that is irritaitng, the superscript hasn't carried over. Hey, it is a science and engineering university, s...

When you go to the gym, don't...

I said I was going to run, today. Then we arranged to pop up to the gym, this afternoon. 'That is fine - I will do my 5 minutes running on the treadmill. " Except... When you go to the gym, you really must remember to take your trainers! I expect an awf...

Too many people want to get s...

I woke up late this morning - unsurprising, since I went to be much later than usual, although luckily, I didn’t have the hangover I deserved!  I planned to do a session on the bike, and nip out for a half-hour run. But then Mr Flump said that he was go...

I haven't been around for age...

Sorry! Work was utterly frantic for a few weeks before Christmas (and still is. Sigh. Lots and lots and lots of marking, even yesterday and today, when I have officially been off work on leave). I have been too busy to go to the gym, or drag the exercis...

Ooh, my bum is worn out!

The week didn't go as well as it started, I am afraid - I think I only managed one or two sessions at the gym, and no sessions on the exercise bike. However, yesterday I went for another Saturday-evening-at-the-pool session, and this afternoon, I did an...

:-) What a good start to the ...

It is great,  now my little Scrunchmuffin is not so little, anymore. I always used to walk her to junior school, but she has now moved up to secondary school, so she goes on her own. I catch the bus up to the swimming pool / gym. Remember, I am 'blind' ...

I am feeling rather pleased w...

I had a fairly slack week, exercise-wise, last week (although I wasn't all that slack with other things: I was busy at work when I was in, but I took two days off 'on holiday', but I had my kids to occupy me, as it was half-term). Anyway, yesterday I ta...

Not a slack day

I have had a really busy day today: I went to the gym, first thing, and was very energetic (10 minutes bike, 10 minutes rowing machine, 5 minutes slippy-slidey thing, then 5 minutes on the bike again, followed by the leg exercises as usual). Then I went...

7 in a row!

Yesterday I proudly said that I had a had a busy week. Tonight, I continued it - another session on the bike. Just half an hour, today, but pretty energetic, so it wore me out.

That's been a busy week

I did loads of exercise this week.  I wrote on Monday, when I had my 'induction' at the gym. On Tuesday, I had a hard-ish day at work (2 hours of lectures, then I had to travel to another campus for a meeting, then travel back again...). I did half an h...

Inductively Couple Pamela

Sorry, but remember I am a geologist/geochemist. We used to have a big posh machine at work, called an ICP-MS, or Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer. It produced really highly detailed geochemical data (and it was run by some people who were g...

I'm a bit nervous about tomorrow

A few weeks ago, Mr Flump joined the gym, up by the river. It is a part of a 'leisure centre', which opened a few years ago. I often get the bus up there, on Mondays, and go for a swim. Anyway, Mr Flump decided to use their 'special offer', of 3 months ...

Woo! A whole six minutes!

I just did my second run. (Well, 'second' - I have run regularly since 1995, with a few breaks for babies, brain injuries, trocantheric bursectomies, general hip/bum pain...  ). Mr Physio told me I could start at 5 minutes, and go up by a minute, every ...

I think that's enough exercis...

Yesterday, Mr Flump gave Flumpette No.1 a treat, and took her with him, when he went diving. So he told Flumpette No.2 that she could choose something to do as a a treat for herself, today. "Oh yes," she said, "we'll go for brunch at Bocadito's." That i...

Flippin'eck, running is much ...

Yes, I went for a run.  Mr Physio said I could, a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't had any time, and I was feeling a bit grotty. But, today... I got the exercise bike out*, and just did 10 minutes (with my proper trainers on, not the silly velcro-fast...

This post didn't post... I wi...

I wrote this a few days ago, but it is odd, it obviously didn't post properly, so I am trying again: Title: Well, I haven't done any running, but... I will! (Note about the title - this was supposed to be posted yesterday, but I pressed the wrong button...

NOBODY read that last one, wh...

Odd. My post on Monday was really really happy, and the title showed that, but NO-ONE has read it, apparently. It sems to be hard to find. I am confused.

Call me! On the line, call me...

This afternoon, I did 45 minutes on the exercise bike. It wasn't that long ago that I was quite pleased to get the 'speed' up to 30 whatevers*. Today, I spent almost all of about 38 of those minutes up at 40 whatevers, and (wait for it, this is impressi...

Ooh, that took me back to my ...

Phew, I am knackered! I just did half an hour on my exercise bike, going pretty fast for me, and I am now exhausted. The title, about the caving club, is because of the music I had on my iPod: Jethro Tull. I was given an iPod, back in my in-hospital-aft...

Up and down, up and down...

When I went to see my 'spinal physio' guys on Friday, he said I have to walk up and down stairs. Sounds odd, but... I told him that the Tower Block* was 5 storeys high. He said "Good. Walk up and down it several times. Build up to five". I was wrong. It...

I just did a whole hour!

Ooh, I just realised that I haven't posted for ages. Sorry! (Like you'll have noticed, or cared... ) On Friday, I went to see a physio, following on from my referral by the spine doctor (the one that hadn't been organised, until I complained, which kick...

A day off work is *not* a res...

I don't work on Mondays. In 2004, when Flumpette No.2 arrived, I dropped down to only working 3 days a week, as I was having to pay to go to work, as having both a toddler and a baby in nursery cost more than I earnt. Once they were at school, I went ba...

Another early morning run :-)

Most of you wouldn't class it as much of a run, either: it was only for 5 minutes on the treadmill, and almost everyone would say it was very, very slow, but hey, it was ME doing it. I don't normally go to the gym before lunchtime, as I don't get to wor...