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6 John T
13h ·
Hip definitely hurting even after a shorter run. I'm not bothered too much. I've caught the running bug enough to run through the discomfort. Otherwise mood is good. Taken tablets.
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Jeff M
11h ·

Man, take care of your hips! They don't get better; they get worse. Start doing exercises when you can. It will make a huge difference! I can't tell you how many runner friends I know who are derailed due to hip injuries getting worse!

Jeff M
11h ·

But I'm super happy you're keeping at it, and you have the runner's mentality of just pushing through the pain! :)

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9h ·

Hope you listen to Jeff, John!

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5 John T
2d ·
At the end of counselling I was scared when my counsellor seemed to get excited at the prospect of me talking about my memories and fears. He had seemed bored up until then... git! Taken tablets.
John T
2d ·

http://johntownshend.com/wordpress/a-poem-written-on-the-bus-home-from-counselling/ I wrote this on the bus home and it felt very therapeutic. I had been talking about how much I enjoy using creativity as a release.

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Alicia B
1d ·

I feel I've changed in many ways since discovering some lost and far away memories. It wasn't pleasant, but I feel much better now than in the years before. Also, I like your poem, especially the name and one of the last sentences :D

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Natalie C
1d ·

Your poem is really good, John! Well done. I hope you can keep up your creativity as a hobby. It's quite relaxing being in your own world with creative ideas.👍

Freya H
6h ·

Wow, love that poem! I'm a literature student at university and wish I could write like that 😂 hope you found counselling somewhat helpful

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8 John T
3d ·
Talked to a lovely panda on the phone! 😁
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John T
2d ·

Taken tablets.

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2d ·

I'm glad! 😊

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6 John T
3d ·
Felt positive today despite discomfort in hip. I've got a well timed appointment tomorrow with the running specialist, hoping to hear reassurance! Felt like I helped my friend H today. Took tablets.
Cindy M
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Cindy M
3d ·

Hope it's good news tomorrow

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John T
3d ·

Thanks Cindy L.

John T
3d ·

I mean Cindy M!

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Natalie C
3d ·

Hope your appointment goes well tomorrow John!

John T
3d ·

He said I was catastrophising. He just said don't over do it. He also said I don't move my body enough when I run, so he had me trying to move differently when walking. It felt very unnatural... I felt awkward and useless...

John T
3d ·

Priority now is flexibility and glutes. Nothing like the rewarding endorphins after a l9t of stretching than I get after a run... This is going to be tough.

John T
3d ·

That was a terrible sentence. *Stretching gives nothing like the rewarding endorphins that I get after a run. .... ....better

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2d ·

Sounds like the appointment was useful. Glad to hear that.

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5 John T
4d ·
People are simple machines. We follow patterns and have automatic responses. It's useful to bear this in mind when dealing with life's more complicated aspects... Now if I could get some more sleep...
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4 John T
5d ·
Still irritable but less so. Giving myself some time out. Although I'm not happy about it. Unexpected blast from the past phone call this morning from a drunk Welshman. Taken tablets.
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5d ·

Hope you feel better soon - loved the photos from your walk that you shared on Pen's post

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3 John T
6d ·
(Backdated) I was super irritable so took a diazepam. Went to town, finished off the banking stuff and went to volunteering. Walked 5 miles back to the flat from town but my hip hurt. Took tablets.
John T
5d ·

I only walked back because I treated myself to a large calorific meal and thoughts if I walked I could work some of it off, and work off the rest later. Today's (was tomorrow) run was horrible because I just knew I couldn't push my hip through it.

John T
5d ·

So now I'm at home feeling sorry for myself. I feel as though the exercises I was given to prevent more hip injury have hurt me and it's uncomfortable to lie on my right side at night. I still want to aim for 25 minutes at the park run at end of Feb.

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John T
5d ·

But I might have to push it back yet again to a later date. On a more positive note. I payed for a 10k race in the city centre in September. So that's my training goal for this year.

John T
5d ·

I just hope this discomfort goes away and doesn't turn into an injury like it has the last two times. My physio said to try and keep the running ticking over, but I'm very conscious of not pushing it, does the 8 minutes I did today even count?

John T
5d ·

I reckon if I stop being a mardy *** and think about this rationally I'll feel ok and be back aiming for 50 - 54 minutes in September. I felt so good mentally this morning but I haven't really got rid of the irritation underneath.

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Alicia B
5d ·

In spite of feeling irritable and sorry for yourself, and suffering from an injury you still are very productive and strong. Way to go! I'm sure you'll figure your hip out with the help of your physiotherapist. You are young and strong and healthy,

Alicia B
5d ·

so I know it will get better and you'll get to your goal.

John T
5d ·

Thank you! I hope so. We can get within 1 point of top if we win in the late game tonight. I'll listen on the radio and I'll probably be feeling even more tense than I am at the moment.

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4d ·

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5 John T
7d ·
Nice walk. Feeling crabby. Took tablets.
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5 John T
16 Jan 2019 ·
(backdated) Had to cut short my run in the rain due to holes in my pockets. Made up with it with some strengthening instead. Mum survived having a camera put in her heart and is ok. Took tablets.
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Jeff M
7d ·

Glad your mother is ok! I enjoy running in the rain sometimes, as long as it's not super cold!

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7 John T
15 Jan 2019 ·
The cute physio woman told me 'take off your shorts... I meant shoes...' !!! Still got it! 😉 Making progress on some music. Left panned guitar, bass, whistle, and eq/mix still to do. Taken tablets
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15 Jan 2019 ·

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15 Jan 2019 ·

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16 Jan 2019 ·

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Alicia B
7d ·

Great to see you still having it AND making music. Awesome!

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6 John T
13 Jan 2019 ·
Good strength workout this morning. Felt I made up for yesterday's 'run'. Went food shopping. Watched the snooker on TV. Got distracted. Made a little progress with some music. Took tablets.
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13 Jan 2019 ·

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13 Jan 2019 ·

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14 Jan 2019 ·

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Manda P
14 Jan 2019 ·

Thank you for taking the time to catch up with my posts, sweet friend. Hope you are well. 💕

Manda P
14 Jan 2019 ·

Ha! John, sorry, but you're not the sweet friend who I was talking about. That's Lydia. 😆

Lydia R
14 Jan 2019 ·

haha I'm sure he won't mind very much, as he's also a sweet friend. 😁

Manda P
7d ·

He sure is & an inspiration to me for his commitment to running. I don't know how to get myself moving. Thanks, John! 🤗

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5 John T
12 Jan 2019 ·
(I'll post this again and hopefully it'll work this time - backdated) Relaxing day. Happy to do not much after a busy Friday. Need to get back into regular stretching/workout. Took tablets.
John T
13 Jan 2019 ·

Listened to IDLES this morning. Given me lots of energy.

Ann J
13 Jan 2019 ·

ok, interesting band :)

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13 Jan 2019 ·

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5 John T
11 Jan 2019 ·
Busy day. It was ok but I'm very tired. Taken tablets.
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12 Jan 2019 ·

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Alicia B
12 Jan 2019 ·

Hope you had a good sleep :)

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12 Jan 2019 ·

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John T
13 Jan 2019 ·

I did thanks. 💤💤🌴🌴💤💤🍄💤💤🍄🍄💤💤🌴🌴🏝️💤💤💤🏝️🏝️🎏

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5 John T
10 Jan 2019 ·
Nice walk. Taken tablets.
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10 Jan 2019 ·

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11 Jan 2019 ·

Oop! Two hugs for you! 🤗

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12 Jan 2019 ·

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6 John T
09 Jan 2019 ·
Opened bank account and ran 6.4km in 31 minutes 23 seconds. Which would be slower than usual on my normal route, but this needed proper pacing to cope with the hills. Took tablets.
John T
09 Jan 2019 ·

Despite being pleased with my run, I'm feeling guilty about food because I'm desperate to lower my body fat %. I can get free tea and coffee at the bank and use their pool table and games room too - bonus.

Robert H
09 Jan 2019 ·

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John T
09 Jan 2019 ·

My old friend was on TV last night. He was the transgender murder victim on Silent Witness. Last time I saw him he still used his birth name. It's cool!

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09 Jan 2019 ·

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Jeff M
09 Jan 2019 ·

Cool to know someone on TV! And great job with the run! Hills are hard!

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09 Jan 2019 ·

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6 John T
08 Jan 2019 ·
Busier day was better than the boring day yesterday. I've been rubbish at doing my strength exercises and stretches. I thought my good run on Saturday would've inspired me, but meh. Taken tablets.
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08 Jan 2019 ·

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John T
09 Jan 2019 ·

Thanks for the hugs!

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3 John T
07 Jan 2019 ·
Irritable. Procrastinating. Anxious. Today, please end soon, please. Busy day tomorrow but I bet it'll be better. Took tablets.
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07 Jan 2019 ·

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Alicia B
07 Jan 2019 ·

Sorry to read your day was *** :( You know if it was up to me I'd make every one of your days perfect. Nah, who am I kidding, I've studied to be a scriptwriter, so I'd probably make your life even harder! Big hugs

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John T
09 Jan 2019 ·

We could collaborate on scripts and have all sorts of fun, Alicia. We should do that! I'll get writing!

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6 John T
06 Jan 2019 ·
Nice walk. Lots of food. Easy Sunday. Took tablets.
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06 Jan 2019 ·

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7 John T
05 Jan 2019 ·
(Backdated) Had a really good run. Really tried to slow myself down at the start and managed a great time for a distance I was pleased with too. Foam roller before and after helped too. Took tablets.
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Kym S
06 Jan 2019 ·

Are foam rollers worth investing in? My mum uses one, but I'm not sure what the benefits are

John T
06 Jan 2019 ·

If you get a good (firm) one, it's as good (and painful) as having a sports massage.

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Alicia B
07 Jan 2019 ·

You are a running monster, I want to have the same results one day :)

John T
13 Jan 2019 ·

The result isn't the important bit. It's whether you enjoy the journey. You're already amazing and beautiful, so it doesn't matter.

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3 John T
04 Jan 2019 ·
(Backdated) Just feeling ***. Took tablets.
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