Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Monday, 25 October 2010

A Quiet Week?

Its been a quiet week, well sort of. Still trying to manage as carefully as possible recovery from the damage caused on the Old Crown Round run three weeks ago.
Me on Skiddaw Summit Ridge, Old Crown Round (02/10/10)

So no caving last week.

Last time I had this problem in the back of the knee / medial side it took 6-7 weeks of reduced activity & NSAIDs to recover. This time I've continued with the NSAIDs (diclofenac really is effective) and taken some proper rest from activity. The injury does seem to be responding. So last week did 2 x 1 hour vigorous sessions on the bike - just around the local NW Cumbrian lanes. The weather has been quite good & the early evening views of Skiddaw & the Solway Firth were excellent, even from the bike!! Earlier this evening went out for my first run - a night run just about 25 minutes off road through the woods & across the fields that make up the Centre grounds. It was a beautiful evening, full moon & clear. I disturbed a Tawny Owl, don't who got the biggest fright!

Other

The main event of the week  was a drive down to London on my rest days. Ferg loaned me some music for the journey, David Bowie's greatest hits was a no brainer but didn't know how I'd get on with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - no problem - they were excellent their version of Pinball Wizard being better than the original in my humble opinion http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/

Anyway the reason for the journey was for the birth of our second grandchild. "Little Evie" was born in the early hours of Friday morning - what a blessing to see new life coming into the world & a privelige to meet her at less than an hour old! Big congratulations to Mum & Dad!!
Little Evie just 36 hours old



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