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A brisk walk? Hmm usually I can do a decent amble but anything more...

 

In an idle moment I translated our newset members name  - エロゲいじゅつ

Ooer... i wonder if I have it right?

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Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in

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Brew   i found it easyer to put IQ sorry newbie

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5 minutes ago, Brew said:

A brisk walk? Hmm usually I can do a decent amble but anything more...

 

In an idle moment I translated our newset members name  - エロゲいじゅつ

Ooer... i wonder if I have it right?

That's correct; it's pronounced erogeijutsu

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I know that but I went on to break it into the two words eroge jutsu.... just curious what the English version would say

 

 

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In other news...  Turns out my next door neighbour had one of those extendable ladders collapse under him yesterday, while decorating his daughter's place.  He has got away with cuts.. suspected broken ribs etc.  An ambulance was called but he was pronounced 'not dead yet' and not taken to hospiital.  He's older than me and I'm 72.

It just seems to be yet another sign.. in a week or so full of them.. that we 'Owds'..may be generally staying alive.. and fitter...longer than our predecessors.... but we still get old..and we don't bounce..

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1 hour ago, DJ360 said:

 

As I'm struggling to walk any distance at the moment I did some research too.  It seems the 10000 steps myth was originally created by a Japanese manufacturer of pedometers.  Oddly, the recommended figure I found was around 4500 steps, which is roughly what I was walking before my knees gave up recently.  At the moment I can manage about 2500.

 

 

Sorry to hear of your problems. It must be very frustrating. I really enjoy long walks. I did 61,488 steps today on a walk and often do 20-30,000. My shortest regular walks are around 10,000. Maybe I should be dead already ;)

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Notty.. I envy you.  It isn't so long ago that 20 miles in a day was easily 'doable' for me. I think it was 2008 last time I did that... only 13 years back.  But since then my legs have increasingly refused to work.  It's partly a joint thing.. both of my knees are now £$%^&ed... partly some sort of muscular thing in which the legs just refuse to work.. and partly I suppose, an increasing function of progressive Heart Failure.

It's a now looking like I may have a 'Baker's Cyst' in at least one knee.  Such fun!!!

 

"It's being so cheerful that keeps me going..." ;)

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I hate walking, always have .Even at my best I could never have walked that distance. Longest ever attempted was 14 miles Mansfield to Nottingham for charity. Arrived hours later than everyone else only to be told the organiser had scarpered with the money!

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Quite often walked a similar distance after missing the last bus home from Nottingham, needs must as we could never afford a cab. Alcohol sometimes provided insulation on the cold nights.

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Love walking as long as it is enjoyable countryside. I avoid all major roads and any that have heavy traffic.

I wouldn't enjoy 20 miles , too far for what's left of me!! I am happier 8-12 miles and am looking forward to getting out again in Derbyshire and Lakes.

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Not sure about the accuracy of some of those pedometers & apps, my daily walk carrying a heavy bag is between 29 & 33 thousand steps,  boots last around 3 month, the tops look brand new. 

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@radfordred  our village postmen all have deep trolleys which they push, instead of carrying bags

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9 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Quite often walked a similar distance after missing the last bus home from Nottingham, 

Another coincidence OZ........PROBABLY passed each other....as i was walking From Mansfield to Bestwood... after a late night with the lovely Christine.............we must know each other......lol

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The Mrs and me went for part1 of the covid shot today so far so good in and out in 45 minutes including the 20 minutes after the shot before you leave very well organised.

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Having done and still doing a pretty good job of keeping Australia relatively covid free, mainly by closing our borders and restricting who comes into the country, we are making a complete dogs breakfast of the vaccination process. Since 23 Feb when vaccinations began and up to yesterday we have only managed a paltry 687,000 initial doses. An average of just over 19,000 a day. In our state, South Australia, over the same period we have vaccinated 25,500 people, and average of 708 per day. An absolutely pathetic performance. The Federal government originally set a target of vaccinating at least 4 million people by early April and vaccination all adults by the end of October, some 20 million people, which means administering some 200,000 doses per day. Pigs might fly! We rang our GP yesterday and they said we are still waiting their approval to be a vaccination provider and if approved when they will be getting doses of vaccine. Most Australians will be receiving the Astra Zeneca vaccine as it is being manufactured here. Strangely enough our politicians received the Pfizer vaccine as part of the first group of "essential workers" A point which many would say is debatable.

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Suddenly, we are told, the world and his dog are going crazy to rush out and buy Easter trees.

 

I've never heard of Easter trees. It has to be a pagan idea as, occasionally in hymns, Jesus is referred to as being 'nailed to the tree' and a representation of such a barbaric event is hardly likely to have the masses (no pun intended) rushing out to acquire one to display on the mantelpiece.

 

Is it one of those social media phenomena, where someone posts a picture of a few gold painted twigs and the herd stampedes to the nearest outlet so as not to be seen to be without?

 

Increasingly, I feel I'm living on an alien planet. Beam me up, Mr Spock! :wacko:

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After 'big shop' at 6am :(and cement mixing etc in garden til 2;45pm :wacko: then it all turned and Forest won away:yahoo:now for beer.

 

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Crippled at the moment. Started this walking daily malarkey and I'm now nursing blisters on my heels

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Just goes to show Brew, exercise is not always the best medicine. Take it easy mate. Little slices at first, but treat your blisters first. Take care. Beekay.

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Be careful Brew - don’t do too much x

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Jim, it's possible you are just out of practice, but also that you are wearing the wrong footwear or socks.  Worth investing in a pair or two or 'proper' walking socks. The type which have two layers which can move against eackh other,  minimising the movement of foot/skin against shoe.

 

 

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Meanwhile in other news.. Yesterday was murky here.. so I took the opportunity to collect the last few cut pavers from my daughter's. Even a decrepit old git like me can lift a 2'x1' flag, so I carried them in and stacked them neatly.  In a few months when I have recovered.. I may lay them..:laugh:.

 

Today by contrast was almost wall to wall sunshine, so that even though Alexa told me it was only 8 degrees out.. I spent five hours in the garden in ray catching attire.  I made a few basal cuttings of Lupins,, and a few semi-hardwood cuttings of a nice Penstemon which I need to dig out and replace with a younger plant as it has got a bit too old and rangey.

 

Then, I decided to drag my sun lounger out of winter storage at the side of the house and use it...

Two hours of utter bliss lounging in surprisingly warm sunshine.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a touch warmer, just as sunny and with lighter winds.  Fingers crossed.

 

We're at that time of year where low temperatures battle with increased day length and a sun higher in the sky. You win some.. you lose some..

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49 minutes ago, DJ360 said:

'proper' walking socks

Not out of practice... I was never in.

We've been good children and stayed indoors as per and it's amazing how far we have fallen, we are almost institutionalised. At the start of lockdown it was frustrating not being allowed out but now finding the the will or energy to go out means climbing out of a very comfortable rut. 

 

This weeks total of about two hours 'amble' left us both in pain, herself more than I and me gasping for breath. We're not hugely overweight though our sylph like silhouettes are long gone. Perhaps using the walks to break in new shoes was not the best idea I've ever had...

 

Thanks for the tip Col, I've never heard of them, investigations are called for...

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