Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Too Big A Risk

by Russell Turner - 14:23 on 08 December 2017

The aftermath of the flu continues to follow me around. Yesterday I battled my way through Storm Caroline to keep an appointment to give blood in Inverness. However, the combination of recent illness and air travel was too big a risk for the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service, which sent me and my blood away. At least I got a mug of tea and a biscuit before I left.

I’m to return in two weeks, at which time I’ll receive my gold badge for fifty visits (rather than fifty pints – rejected donations count the same as actual ones).

Also deferred is today’s training run. The storm has passed but snow has taken its place. I’ve no objection to running through a winter wonderland but horizontal snow and sleet showers hold no appeal, and the gaps between then haven’t lasted long enough for the three sets of ten-minute runs I had planned. All being well I’ll be out tomorrow.

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