thread Morning all
What ails you? I've got a persistent throat cold, seem to have got an ear infection and I left my own phone at home so I'm cut off from teh socials
permalink Oh if only I could tell all.
lower back pain. massive fatigue and exhaustion and all of that leads to feeling quite depressed because even walking to work is slow and painful.
permalink Generally knackered.
But nothing specific at the moment.

And it's sunny and it's after 11am and no-one has fucked up my day yet.

permalink I like this
good for you.
permalink my left knee is being a bit twingy this morning
and my ring finger on the left has a hangnail... and my cholestorol is a bit high, and i'm still taking the epilepsy drugs.

permalink I'm reducing my arthritis drugs
so I'm strongly hoping to feel exactly the same. My plantar faciitis is giving my gip though.
permalink downward dog
is the thing that fixed my plantar
permalink Ooh, plantar fascists are horrible
Rolling the arch with a ball (lacrosse balls are perfect) is good maintenance, although probably not if you're all ready fascistic
permalink Well normally I do calf stretches while I brush my teeth
but at the moment I'm using shampoo which you have to leave in for 3 minutes, so I'm brushing my teeth in the shower to waste time, and doing stretches at the same time is just crazy talk. It's very complicated you see.

But yes I have a spiky ball and stretches and orthotics and various things (what kind of weirdo has a lacrosse ball in the house?!)
permalink I only have a lacrosse ball
because I found one on sale in a running shop in Seattle as a massage/torture device. Plus my sports masseuse recommended them.

Mind you, what sort of weirdo brushes their teeth in the shower?
permalink Well, I agree on that one
but I don't get anywhere near 3 minutes just washing and doing my hair so drastic measures had to be taken. To be fair it didn't take long to get used to it.
permalink It's been such a long time
since I had enough hair to make it worth 3 minutes of attention!
permalink I've had some kind of lurgy,
which involves a fair amount of thick gloopy snot, for a while now.

I'm not sleeping very well so I'm not really bothering going to bed til late, then I'm always up early, so I'm tired all the time.

But other than that life's good. Eve just about managed all weekend without shouting or crying, and Jude turns four months today so he just gets easier and easier.
permalink Tinnitus,
neuralgia, high blood pressure, diverticulitis, tendonitis and the tail end of a pretty rancid cold.

On the other hand, my insomnia has disappeared since I stopped drinking, and, well, without wanting to be indelicate, things have been way jauntier in the trouser department too.
permalink nothing really
a bit of a sore ankle from foolhardy running in the snow, but otherwise fairly nigglefree
permalink Hmm, I am somewhat ironically getting the usual
post-race DOMS. Stiff and sore all over, although no injuries per se.

Otherwise OKish. Not sleeping well, and shit last night, due to a combination of late to bed, noisy cunt neighbours, and too hotness. Muggy as fuck, and gonna be hot today. Hopefully a jump in the harbour later will help
permalink this time of year I'm 70% another, especially cycling, and I need a tooth seeing to
apart from that, relatively good health all in all.
permalink i got a smart trainer this winter to try and get/keep some form over the winter
and i've committed to doing a rather long tour in march...

permalink how far?
I've been dragging myself out in the cold and haven't fallen back on the turbo yet. Yet.
permalink I'm assuming using a turbo
is the cycling equivalent of using a treadmill as a runner. i.e. fucking awful. No matter how shit the weather, I'd rather run outside than on a dreadmill
permalink ive got one of those zwift things so
you ride a virtual course with the hills making the turbo go harder.. it's much much better than just a trainer. slighty adictive if anything. and the alternative is rain and the dark etc.

I used to run in winter in my brief stint of running, but cycling you need a couple if hours for a decent ride and it can be just shit in traffic in the wet
permalink you could get the full experience
by getting amy to run next to you every so often on a treadmill screaming in your ear while trailing a basque flag
permalink for my tour i'm making it more realistic by adding my panniers and racks
and filling them with weights
permalink Nice rack!
*twiddles moustache*
permalink at least its your own bike
it can be a bit shit but nice to binge a whole load of netflix or tother.
permalink it's not fun
but it's handy for quick HIIT before breakfast
permalink barcelona to london
1k miles
permalink cool
over how long?
permalink 2 weeks ish
permalink I'm hoping that the cross Channel part
is on a pedalo?
permalink only if we miss the ferry
....
permalink iian sinclair went up the thames from hastings on a swan pedalo
some kind of protest about the east-end 'rejuvenation'
looks like they had fun..
permalink Can I just say it's stupidly hot?
It's almost 10pm, but it's still 27°. Fair enough in Straya, but not in these parts!
permalink it's abour 2 degrees outside at the moment
i'll post you some
permalink That'd be great
We can swap some?
permalink Also, fuckwit of the month:-
https://metro.co.uk/20...
permalink Christ.
It's a packed field this month, but yeah... she's well up there in contention.

Stupid cunt.
permalink how the hell can that be real
.. i mean it's got to be a sign of something very wrong in her head.

as well as on her head.
permalink And frankly
No tattooist should agree to doing that to someone. She clearly has issues!
permalink 1. It's probably fake.
2. Even if it isn't, it's a long way from the worst facial tattoo.
3. She earns money by being famous. All publicity is good publicity.
4. Why do you even care? Are you a big fan of hers?
permalink definitely fake
fresh tattoos don't look like that and I'm pretty sure you'd take your foundation off before getting one
permalink To be honest hopefully it is
She's still a twat either way
permalink She's now admitted it is fake
As it obviously was
permalink Ha!
I'm not sure if this makes her more or less of a twat.
permalink both
A sort of Schrodinger's Twat.

She exists in two states of twattishness simultanaeously.
permalink she sucked you into her publicity machine pretty easily
so either way she's not daft.
permalink To be fair
I don't think Pxy has in any way been sucked in* by this "lady"

*or off for that matter
permalink He spread her story to a group of people
who wouldn't otherwise have seen it, and he's talking about her.

Surely that was the whole point of the fake tattoo, to get people talking about it? She succeeded.
permalink This
very much
permalink And what did that achieve?
More people think she’s a twat. Doesn’t gain her any money and/or useable publicity.

That old saw about any publicity being good publicity is in fact bollocks. I mean, I'm sure Liam Neeson wishes he kept his mouth shut today. I can see his point in saying it, but what did he expect? Knees jerk left right and centre, and suddenly he's the worst kind of racist, even though he actually isn't.
permalink apparently it indicates that everyone is latently racist
I'm sure I have subconscious bias, but I'm not sure it's ever led to me waiting outside a pub with a cosh, that I remember
permalink I'm pretty sure I can be
prone to subconscious bias, but I do my absolute level best not to, and when I catch myself doing it I try not to bang on about it in a way that makes me sound like some sort of ultraviolent white supremacist thug.
permalink Yeah cos unique view to her twitter
isn't usable.
permalink Yeah, right.
Numbers make it aaaallll better.
permalink 1. So?
2. So?
3. You’re not thinking down the line.
4. Yet another point skilfully dodged. I’d never heard of her till yesterday. I think she’s a fuckwit because I think she’s a fuckwit. And no, I don’t care
permalink 5.
6. Profit!