Friday and the day before parkrunday

Woke up feeling good this morning, my knee is definitely responding as there is now NO PAIN when I lay in bed and even when turning and especially when I get up in the morning (or during the night as us old ones have to do). I reckon the brace is making a BIG difference as I now tend to wear it most of the day and it really seems to be helping the knee recover.

Breakfast today was simply a portion of baked oats with strawberry slices, a banana and a mug of black Americano coffee. Also started drinking a cup of warm lemon water first thing.

My lunch was a simple and boring snack of salad leaves, cucumber chunky, spicy baby beetroots and some seafood sticks. Nice and basic but filling without any bad stuff involved .

Evening meal was the rest of my turkey mince mix (cooked from fresh again but the say tasty mix. Dessert was a full Mullar Light yoghurt this time as I made sure that there were plenty in the fridge.

Managed some exercise today in the form of 5 minutes of rowing and 5 minutes of static bike, 50 situps and 50 assorted weights. Taking it steady and slowly to get back.

Time for an early bit of kip as up early in morning so as I can get ready for the Halloween parkrun as I am gonna be snapping pics.


I am fffffing bored, I wanna get out and run but I know if I do I will put my knee back weeks.

Michelle has departed for Budapest for a Salsa function and she will be meeting up with Vicky’s cousin while she is there. Next year we all hope to spend a week over there (Me, Vicky, Chris, Michelle, Abi and Zac) so we can have a full family holiday.

Food wise I have been better than good today, breakfast was 2 weetabix with milk, banana and a mug of black Americano coffee.

Lunch snack was some salad leaves, cucumber, baby plum tomatoes, spicy baby beetroots, seafood sticks and some ham slices.

Evening meal was a good portion of Minced Turkey cooked with onions, soya sauce, chicken stock, bean sprouts and boiled rice, rather tasty and healthy. Dessert was half a Muller Light yoghurt (Vicky had the other half)

Now I just need to stick with it and get my head on right and it will be a case of ‘WEIGHT on your bike’



Very very quite day as was still feeling the effects of my bad stomach and felt that  yeuk that I just relaxed and drunk mainly water all day.
That was it for the day really,only good bit is that the knee must be improving as I can sleep with no pain from it now. ;)



Up with the lark this morning, had a bad night with a bad case of stomach bug, so I could feed the family (swans) and Vicky could pop over Michelle’s and see to Stitch (puss) and then we could be away and on the road by 7.30.. Had a great day with Chris and when we got back home I felt shattered following a night of very little sleep and the drive up and back so simply went to bed and crashed for the night. Didn’t feel one bit like eating, a very gassy feeling tum, so mainly drunk lots of water all day. NOT EVEN ONE MUG OF COFFEE :o :o :o


Very quiet Monday as just felt like chilling out. So did just that and took it easy. In fact it was a bit of an IT day as I decided that my spare laptop would become my Photo laptop so in future I will use that one for all photos that I take, so I will store them all on there and use it for uploading purposes.

Tried the static bike and knee felt ok on it so after I get back tomorrow I will spend 15 minutes on it, with the knee brace on,  and then see what the knee feels like on Wednesday morning. If it feels ok then I will venture on to the rowing machine and try 15 minutes on that as well.

Knee now feels good enough for me to try a mile walk every day just need the weather to improve a bit.

Getting on top of the food stuff now. Tomorrow we are going up to spend the day with Chris so me and him can support each other.


Today is the start of MINE and CHRIS’s fight back against our weight increases. This time I am determined to get a grip of it and get back down and be ready for when I can start jogging/running again.

We both need to stay really strong and then we can get back to playing our ‘Jail Break’ game again.


Friday and Saturday

Friday was another boring NO running day but quite good where food was concerned.

Saturday was an early start as I was Volunteer Co-ordinator at parkrun, Gor well dressed for the weather complete with Gore Tex walking boots, gaiters and a 100% waterproof top so stayed completely dry. A tad breezy but not to bad at all.

Saturday afternoon was a chill out time and lots of heat treatment on the knee plus a few sets of assorted exercises, must admit I am starting to feel a difference now and feel that there is a distinct improvement, probably a combination of the heat, exercises and wearing the brace.

Quite a good day where food was concerned and now starting to believe in the possibility of losing the little bit I have put on.


Quiet start with some overnight oats a banana and my much needed BIG MUG of black Americano coffee to try and kick start my day.

A nice chilled morning with Chris before he went home, Vicky had a few views on his VR unit and found the cinematic view quite exciting.

Lunch was a nice snack of seafood sticks, hame and baby plum tomatoes along with another mug of black coffee.

Evening meal was very naughty as we treated ourselves to a potion of chips and had a ‘chip butty’ each.

Getting very fed up with this no running caper.


Rubbish morning foodwise, had a new overnight breakfast dish, I used ½ my oats and added a crumbled Weetabix and then topped with fruit and yoghurt, actually tasted nice with a bit more bite.

     Problem arose when I decided to have a bacon roll 🤓

Lunch was just my normal boring Seafood sticks/ham slices some baby plum tomatoes.

Going down to the garage about 2pm and see if I can hammer out some time on the bike and rower.


What can one say about Tuesday, Not A Lot really.

Good day foodwise, overnight oats and the normal for breakfast. A really good sensible lunch and a nice light chicken curry for main evening meal. The REAL BIG problem, and has always been, that I NEED to be able to run to lose and maintain my weight. This is something I have noticed in the past, no matter how good and healthy I eat without the support of my running I really do struggle to lose or even maintain my weight.

As I cannot run with this Medial Ligament injury, at least another 4 to 6 weeks I estimate, I need to be able to do something. So I have now got a nice hinged knee support which while it allows the knee to flex and bend it stops it from going out of alignment because it has metal hinged brace strips in the sides. Hopefully this will alow me to do and hour a day of miced ‘static bike’ and rowing exercise a day after a build of routine. This hopefully will replace some of the running plus keep my fitness level going.