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.


Counting Down To Warwick

by Russell Turner - 21:56 on 24 February 2020

It’s only six days until my 2020 race season takes off with the Warwick Half Marathon. My final, eight-mile, long run went well yesterday despite wind, rain and even a few flakes of snow; my race number has arrived; Grandson of Seat is ready for the 1,000-mile round trip; bike club Richard has very decently agreed to be my host for a long weekend; the forecast is dry with moderate wind.

So all is well. All except that for the last few days I’ve felt a suspicious tickle in the back of my throat which I’m sure is nothing to do with Matchgirl’s recent return from Shetland where illness was raging through the islands. At least coronavirus hasn’t reached us yet. Vick’s First Defence is being deployed.

That’s why I wasn’t too downcast when City Limits’ only February gig last Saturday (when the weather was awful) was cancelled at the last minute because guitarist Keith had strained his back. The down side is that the petrol and spending money for the trip to Warwickshire I thought I’d earn was lost – such are the perils of a musical income.

Two short training runs remain before I head south; the only other task is the last few pages of the spring Chatterbox which must be finished on Thursday, to be printed while I’m away ready for distribution on my return. Then it’s just a few days until the Inverness Half Marathon. Busy, busy, busy.

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