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You got a problem, thyroid?

Originally posted on Flamingo Monroe:

It’s never a good thing to be told that you have a condition called “Grave’s Disease” – it’s a rather discouraging term. A disease of any kind is far from ideal, and especially not when it is referred to as 6-feet under…

Even more so when you don’t know what it means, and even more so than that when you have barely left your teens and are far too busy enjoying a busy social life.

This blog post is incredibly important and sensitive to me, with some detail not even my nearest and dearest are aware of, and I’d like to share with you a short-film that I filmed last year for the British Thyroid Foundation…

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Calf Injuries: ‘a scourge amongst middle-aged runners’

Calf strains, according to Brian at runningtechniquetips.com and his reasoned opinion on their cause is pretty much what personal trainer seems to think. Enjoyed being stretched and prodded and foam rollered (until The Beast came out) and homework is as usual nothing more strenuous than stretching and trying to ‘walk normally’. But really do need to do more stretching more often and for longer.

Bit worried that am not running enough miles, bailed out after 3 of planned 5 this morning (but the last two were a good excuse to try the walk normally thing before meeting trainer, and she noticed a difference). That’s only 9 all week so far. Day off tomorrow. 9 or 10 at most on Friday, 6-8 on Saturday. Will be under 25 for the week which is not ideal.


LOVE running club. There is no way I would ever run at ‘fastest maintainable speed’ for any distance, not even 1 x 400m and certainly not 8 or 10. With warm up and cool down around 3.75 slightly speedier than usual miles.