- Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:24 am
Ah it's okay... I guess this is the wrong thread for it, but it was very sudden... I think, as dying goes, it's probably the best way to go, not knowing anything about it, not suffering and being in the place he loves the most (his garden). He was really good at handiwork and when they moved to that house, he put up a shed / dog run (not flat pack - bought the wood and built it) and since the dogs died, he was pulling it down again an hour at a time - he was crippled with athritis and walked with two sticks but no one could stop him going down and spending an hour a day in his chair taking this shed to bits... anyway, that's what he was doing and he was stood up and suddenly said "I don't feel too well", so my Nana sat him down and he started shaking, his head dropped and that was it. He was 80, so still relatively old even for these days and he's not in any pain with his joints any more - it's just that it would have been nice to say goodbye first, but I guess that's the selfish point of view, given that having some warning would almost certainly have meant he had suffered. It turned out to be a blood clot on his heart. Aside from my Granny (mum's mum - this is my dad's dad who died last week), who died very young (mid-40s of breast cancer when I was three), this is my first grandparent I've lost - so I'm doing pretty well at 30.
Anyway, I guess I'd better get this back on topic... I took it a bit easier today, just went for 10kph then upped it to 10.5 at half way. Upped again to 11 at 3km, then felt I was overdoing it again, so dropped to 10 for a while - I did pretty much sprint the last bit 0.1km though at 12.5, I did it in 29:10, which is a PB but only just.
Topher wrote:Stuff about Thatcher....
You are a disgrace and I'm looking forward to when someone you respect dies so I can rub your liberal face in it.