• Looking for realistic advice, although I think I know what people will say! I did a half marathon last autumn and my training did not go to plan due to a neck injury, so I did about 4 x 5km runs, one 9 mile walk/run and one 14 mile walk/run. Really bad prep but I jogged around my first ever half marathon in 2hrs 39mins without stopping to walk and…[Read more]

  • Put the batteries in tonight and left them for a bit. They chirped a couple of times in the first 5 mins but haven’t for the last 4 hours. Double checked and they’re not CO alarms, just smoke so I don’t think it’s CO. Also checked the CO alarm and it’s working so I think the next step will have to be an electrician. Will ask fire service for a che…[Read more]

  • ester replied to the topic Drink Driving? in the forum Chit chat 6 years, 7 months ago

    when i was a child i spent all the school holidays with a family on a farm.
    The family is stayed with were a bit lie the darling buds of May, there was allways something going on, it was a much happier place than my own home.
    there was mum,dad and four children. one night in 1982 three of the young family were killed in an accident. The driver of…[Read more]

  • ester replied to the topic Anxiety/stress share in the forum Chit chat 6 years, 7 months ago

    I am sure GP will sign you off without meds.

    I would also advise that in a lot of areas you can self refer to your local IAPT service, they usually provide 6 ish CBT sessions initially that you may find helpful. It is quite good at explaining the whys (and I like knowing why )

    Also if you need to be kinder to yourself may I suggest that you…[Read more]

  • I would agree with pakkasham, quite often these issues come from higher up. When my pelvis gets bad enough my feet set off eventually!

    Personally as well as physio (which I need for other bits anyway) getting the ligaments working better really helped- I have mostly barefoot style shoes now.

    The trouble with riding is that it does put the…[Read more]