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BringMeMyFix

Member since Apr 2007 • Last active Oct 2021

I doing the writing.

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  • in COVID-19
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  • in COVID-19
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    Ha, classic Estates.

  • in COVID-19
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    If I find a window that's not locked shut or dangerously seated in a crumbling aperture, I open it – a behaviour predating the pandemic. The much trumpeted green credentials have never applied to ridiculously elevated thermostat settings, no matter how much we've complained. World-class, global excellence, etc., etc..

  • in COVID-19
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    Yes, stacks. I've been to the main repository at Boston Spa: all low oxygen, low temperature, massive computerised retrieval robot-ladder things. There are humans loading and unloading crates though. TBH, I think they'd still have more oxygen in that massive space than in a stuffy over-crowded reading room in the UCL building where I work. In the BeforeTimes, students were living in the library 24/7 in the run-up to exams, and I don't mind telling you, they fucking stank.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Surely not the last 5 minutes? Is it contractual for Mads Mikkelsen to have narrative-tainting schmaltz at the end of all his films?

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    Hello. I fractured no.9 (so much for lucky number), posterior. Couldn’t run the first three days. Couldn’t do much really. Not doing any fast running at the moment, but from week two I was able to get out there at easy pace, avoiding uneven surfaces and mad descents to start with. Happy to trot round a 2 hour run at ~5min/km pace the third week, throwing in some tempo the fourth (and light trail).

    Running was probably the easiest cardio option. Few trips on the Brompton and some Wattbike sessions were uncomfortable at first. It’s only in week 6 that I’ve been able to put the hammer down, and deal with twisting forces out the saddle. On the erg, from week 2 I could row with damper on minimum, but am now up to speed, though avoiding hard starts.

    Codeine and Ibuprofen in week one, twice daily calcium supplement throughout rehab. Plenty of sleep, once sleep was comfortable.

    Get well soon.

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  • in General
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    Side effects seem to be world-weariness and misanthropy. Oh, hang on…

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