How to Make Your GP Laugh

So, the cough that wouldn’t go away?  In the end I felt so bad that I took the wee ones and the three of us went to the GP so that we could all discuss it.  Not ideal but at the time I couldn’t find the energy to ring round to find someone to look after them for an hour.  Not, with hindsight, a good sign.

The GP Laughs (one): “So I suppose this is just one of those upper respiratory tract viral things?” Ha, ha, ha, ha. No.

The GP Laughs (two): “I’ll still be able to go for a run?”  Ha, ha, ha, ha. No.

So, there you go.  Janathon banjaxed on the very second day.  No running for me for at least a week.  Yes, ok, I should have gone to the doctors earlier but if I went every time I had a cold, cough, sore throat etc I’d never be out of the place.  I have a chest infection.  Nothing scary or worrying but bad enough for the doctor to recommend a few days bed rest.  Excuse me while I take my turn to laugh.  But I have been taking it easy and hopefully the antibiotics will do their work and all will be well soon.

I am incredibly hacked off about this.  Roll on Juneathon.

Pah and also humbug.


Two Things I Did Today

  1. Day One of Janathon
  2. Coughing up the lining of my lungs

It was a combination that I would prefer not to repeat.  Thank god I have a day off running tomorrow … bugger.

Actually I am going to cheat with Janathon.  I’m doing a half marathon in March and my training plan has plenty of rest days which I have every intention of taking.  But just sitting around on the rest days really would be cheating so I’m going to follow the Gorilla bodyweight exercise app on those days.

Of course, when I say I have a half marathon plan I mean I have no plan what so ever.  A brief look through the internet shows that most plans require more weeks than I have so I’m going to have a search around for the shortest plan going.


Distance: 4.52 km
Time: 33:41
Avg Pace: 7:27 min/km
Elevation Gain: 9 m
Calories: 350 C