He said the results were "negative".....which was a postive result! Meaning they had find nothing sinister basically. So after previous blood tests, x-rays and a scan I am back to where I was; having to work out why nearly every run finishes with a form of "stitch". Pain management of a surgical procedure undergone 41 years ago is now top of the agenda! But at least that weight has been lifted.
On a lighter note, I was having a nostalgia music period today; revisiting the iconic album "BRAIN SALAD SURGERY" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer (cover above). By the spring of 1973 E.L.P. and become one of the biggest progressive rock bands on the planet. Their 5th "concept" album, was long awaited but immediately created some controversy.
The first track was a "rip roaring" (cover notes!) version of the hymn JERUSALEM.
England's green and pleasant land and all that! It was overwhelmingly acclaimed by fans and music critics but it was interesting to learn that the BBC refused to play it when it was released as a single. Presumably they deemed the E.L.P. version to be irreverent.It would certainly have been more rousing than the version of JERUSALEM adopted to celebrate the medals gained by the Endland team at the Commonwealth Games. Never heard the E.L.P. version? ....check it out on YouTube.
With the weather deteriorating yesterday, after the splendour of Monday, I returned for a circuit of the
Strid Woods at Bolton Abbey, knowing the poor weather would put so many walkers off. Not so long ago, this 8 mile trail run used to be a frequent "easy" Sunday run with friends after a hard 10 miler on the Saturday. Now it's come to be a moderately hard session. Made even more so with a young dog choosing to entangle itself between my legs..........resulting in more groin strain! But not bad enough to deter me from managing a 6 on the road today. Tomorrow....back to the track.