"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, 10 May 2013

It was windy...

Since Sunday I've been feeling the shin splint like symptoms all week that I started feeling a couple of week ago. It's nowhere near as bad as it was but I am definitely aware of it. Therefore I've been icing & ibuprofen-ing it as often as possible.

Due to this, this week I've just been running on my own and only being doing low mileage, which is a bit frustrating, but a couple of weeks of easing back on it is nothing in the long run.

Anyway, today after work I decided to go for an hours bike ride. It was windy. Very windy. Especially on the way back which made it hard work - but I didn't mind that. Anyway, I got in from the ride and I looked like this:

Don't you wish your hair looked this big? Fortunately it has since been tamed to look like the semblance of a normal head of hair. My hand also looks massive - they're average size I can assure you (I'm not even going to make the 'you know what they say about people with big hands' joke...)
I'm sure we all look a little windswept every now and then after a bit of exercise, right?!


  1. I AM a little concerned about the size of your hands. Especially as the phone looks normal sized ... Are you SURE this wasn't a side-effect of the rain? Hand enlargement? Or phone-shrinkage?

  2. You're not the first person who has mentioned the hand size issue... I can assure you my hands are not like shovels; they are rather boringly (yes, it's a word!) average size - must be some kind of optical illusion!