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#3005267 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by Griff9of13 on Yesterday, 05:33 PM

Done it! 5km on the treadmill without stopping! Made up, even though it took me 42 minutes 49 seconds. Some pain again in my ankles at first, but a short spell of walking got rid of it, all gone before half way. Need to keep it up now and work on reducing the time.

#3004909 Obesity, is it a crime?

Posted by Griff9of13 on Yesterday, 08:36 AM

Obesity can however have many causes other than just lazy gluttony. For instance I gained a fair bit of weight when I had cancer through a blend of enforced prolonged inactivity and accompanying depression. I am now trying to reverse the situation (see the 5k on a treadmill thread), but there is no quick fix and I have to accept I will  be seen as a "lazy fatty" for a while yet by people who don't know me.
Maybe we should all stop and think for a second before making harsh judgements about others that we have never met and don't know anything about. 

#3004686 Holiday review

Posted by Griff9of13 on 29 September 2014 - 06:57 PM

good on you!

On the flip side of that we went to a South African restaurant last night which offers huge steaks. We ordered medium rare and when they came they were over done. We tasted though and they were still so succulent and tender that we were ok with them (we are the kind of people to send back food we arent happy with).
Anyway, when the waitress came and asked if everything was ok we said it was, as we were enjoying the steak, she noticed however that it was overdone and wanted to get us new ones. When we insisted it was fine, she spoke to the chef and knocked my partner's off the bill, saving us 20 quid despite us enjoying it!
What this did show was that they really care about the food they serve, and it was this attitude which will definitely drive us back.

I dont understand the attitude of jumped up waiters at times.

That sort of reaction would certainly get my custom back. Sometimes I think you get a better measure of a place when something is not right and how it's dealt with than when things are going smoothly.

Believe it or not I've sent steak back in a Weatherspoons before now, and when I did the response couldn't be faulted. Meal replaced quickly without fuss or argument and a free drink. At the other end of the scale I've experienced very defensive and snotty attitude from places charging 10 times the price of a 'spoons when things haven't been right.
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#3004412 Is Smoking a Crime?

Posted by Griff9of13 on 29 September 2014 - 12:17 PM

Having tried morphine for the first time after my recent operation I have to say it is fantastic stuff, I spent many happy hours after the operations off my trolley on the stuff in the recovery room. I certainly knew when it wore off...which was a lot less fun.


Yes, it can be wonderful stuff. Doesn't take the pain away exactly, more just stops you caring about it. :)

#3001646 DLT

Posted by Griff9of13 on 24 September 2014 - 10:38 AM

his defence in all his court appearances is that 'he's tactile and likes a cuddle'. The fact that people might not want to be touched and cuddled and whatever else by him seems to pass him by.


For some reason the fact that John Peel married a fifteen year old child never gets mentioned: perhaps it's because he played the right sort of records.


I think it was the fact that he was still a teenager himself at the time, it wasn't illegal in the state where they married and that she had lied about her age and once he found out he got a divorce ASAP. 

#3000726 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by Griff9of13 on 22 September 2014 - 07:58 PM

I am younger and still struggle with 5km. Look for the positives....and if you have one locally I can recommend trying a park run.

It is the prospect of managing a park run that is spurring me on to hit the gym when possible. There is one about 7 miles away.

#2999735 20/09/14 - Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings KO 2.45pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 21 September 2014 - 08:12 AM

Pretty sure anyone can pick up a cut in a game, through foul play or otherwise. Concussion, lost teeth and a broken nose would tend to imply quite a significant hit to the head. Leuluai went in to smash Russell at borderline height, but when Maty ducked slightly it became a full-on head shot. That's a dereliction of Leuluai's duty of care towards a fellow pro: he had lost control of his body and over any potential outcome. And it was a dereliction of Thaler's duty of care when he laughed it off. But players know they can get away with it with Thaler.

It was the VR, not Thaler, who made the decision. He referred it to them during the break in play. At first, based on what they looked at, I thought it was the correct call, until later, as play was about to resume Sky showed the shot from behind Russell that clearly shows contact to the head. If the VR had watched that shot the result may have been different.

#2999573 20/09/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons KO 5.15pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 20 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

I thought that a few moments before the decisive try that Peacock did a headshot in front of the sticks that went without punishment. As it turns out now that could've saved Leeds.

No replay though so I could be wrong.

Did you not know that a new rule was introduced last season that any player deemed to be an "elder statesman" is ineligible to be penalised for foul play? :rolleyes:

#2999479 Privatised vs Nationalised Rail

Posted by Griff9of13 on 20 September 2014 - 05:23 PM

So any profits (and subsidy) would go to benefit French and German railways. It's also true that if Virgin get the franchis, much of the tax due on any profits will be avoided by Virgin. Re-nationalising the railways would not be a big deal for Labour, should they gain power next year. Just wait until the franchises are up for renewal - and then don't renew them. The only possible reason there can be for franchising the East Coast main line is dogma. Neither Great North Eastern, nor National Express could make it pay, the state can, why change?

I agree. However, Labour still seem to be afraid of doing anything that would get them labeled as "socialists". The concerted media campaign over the last 20 or so years to turn that into a dirty word seems to have worked.

#2998737 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by Griff9of13 on 19 September 2014 - 10:21 AM

Been a bit lax in the last few weeks; this working away lark is playing havoc, but next week I'm in a hotel with a decent, if small, gym so I will aim to get at least three sessions in. 

#2998443 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 09:31 PM

Good job that next season it will be a four team play off!

Indeed. A play off that includes a team that finishes below half way and has a negative points difference is flawed to say the least. Bring on next year.

#2998427 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 09:14 PM

By the way, if you need consular services and the country you come from doesn't have an Embasdy there, you can claim consular assistance from any other EU country that does have a presence.

I'll bear that in mind on my next trip to Glasgow. :P

#2998418 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 09:02 PM

Good job they missed two kicks.

Season over folks, the pies are champs.... Attendances to drop to an all time low, parky to type over load........ :-P

Attendedces to drop and it's all Wigan's fault. Ah I see. :P

#2998384 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 08:36 PM

Aaaand... that's the half century up with Lockers in.

#2998237 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by Griff9of13 on 18 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

I'm glad that the coverage is poo; I can't find one place showing the game round here tonight. :(