Friday, 12 March 2010

Damn! Blast! B**ger!

Not a happy post. 
Remember my swine flu / chest infection from Christmas? It turns out that the coughing that it caused resulted in not only a torn rib muscle but, whisper it, a hernia.  I've got to have an operation. I can't go running. I can't organise my garden (I've got lots of earth moving to do) and I can't shift rocks around to build terraces at the fern collection I help care for in Windermere. 

This bunny's not happy.

Mind you, I did pop out for a little River Loop before I went to the doctors. It was beautiful. Cool air, warm sun, a few hardy lambs. The memory of it will succour me until I can get out again, though Lord knows when that will be. I'm relying on you all to get out, train hard and achieve your goals. I'm with you in spirit. Good luck.


  1. oh sorry to hear long will you be out for?

  2. Hi uc: Don't know. I'm not arranging anything until I get back from Spain at end of April! I'll have to talk to SJ about it - he had his done a year or so ago.

  3. rubbish :( take it easy hayfella, you'll be back just in time to enjoy those long summer days out in the fells. i'll put some extra boring road miles in for you in the mean time ;)

  4. Hello,

    Sorry to hear about your hernia. When you are feeling better, here's something to consider...

    I'm from BBC Radio Cumbria. I run a feature on the Ian Timms Show called Little Cumbria...

    Each week I ask three different people to keep a dairy for five consecutive days, to tell the story of their lives.

    Each diary entry needs to be 130 words, which is roughly 45 seconds in length.

    Once the diary is written, we then arrange a time to record it... And then I mix the three different diaries together with a narrator and theme music, and make a mini Cumbrian soap.

    It runs Monday to Friday at 1745, and is now entering it's 35th week.

    It's a bit of fun, and works really well, and for it to last I want to keep bringing new voices to the feature.

    I search local blogs because it is a great place to find people who enjoy being in the spotlight, and have talent for writing.

    Would you willing to have a bash?

    Here are my contact details... I look forward to hearing from you,


    Steven Greaves | BBC Radio Cumbria
    Annetwell Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8BB
    tel: 01228 592444

  5. Hi there Hayfella,
    My commiserations. I know what it feels like not to be able to run. Hope you get it sorted quickly and back in action again. Meanwhile, enjoy Spain.

  6. Hi Hayfella, so sorry to hear of your frustrating news, just as Spring is around the corner too! I'll think of you as I'm trotting along the burbling River Wharfe with cute skippy lambs in tow... I'll take some extra pics to provide vicarious sunshine running pleasure. Take care and good luck. Will await news of a swift recovery and a return to sunny running posts. RB.

  7. Oh dear, I hope that you're back on your feet soon - and keep smiling!