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.


Recovering Nicely

by Russell Turner - 18:03 on 18 December 2021

Two days on from my 50k triumph and I’ve almost stopped groaning every time I rise from a chair; use of the stairs is also improving. By tomorrow I should be back to normal, which includes the stiff ankle to which I’ve grown accustomed. At least I now know for certain that it’s nothing to worry about.

I took a very small walk yesterday but fog and damp deterred me today. Tomorrow should be better. Although I’d no plans to run again until, possibly, the Loch Morlich 5/10k on January 2 (if it’s not kiboshed by a lockdown), I might be tempted to join the new Black Isle Runners group for the first time for a gentle Christmas Eve jog from Rosemarkie to Rosehaugh and back. Anyway, I should show my face after boasting of my 50k exploits on its Facebook page, bringing the bonus of a further £30 towards my London Landmarks fundraising, now at 42% of the £350 target.

Another bonus of the 50k is that I can stop hiding the latest London Marathon medal, wangled despite not actually having run it. Squirrel James, now a keen runner himself, enquired if I’d get myself an ultra medal but I’m happy to have the London one as a memento – I’ll know what it’s really for.

The growing London Marathon collection – a ballot place for 2022 would round it off nicely.

So that brings the 2021 virtual and real medal haul to a round ten and the total collection to more than 30. Who’d have thought it?

Glenlivet 10k, York 10k, London Marathon, Yorkshire 10 Mile, London 10,000 (PB), Leamington Spa HM, Great North Run ’81, Resolis HM (PB), Lonely Goat 10k (my first 10k with snow underfoot and falling), St Andrew’s 5k (retrospective PB).

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