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Sunday, March 19, 2006


Today is the first day that I have felt real improvement with my leg. There is still soreness in the muscle on the inside of my lower leg, but the achilles isn't feeling tight and "funny" and the tingles have gone. I've done a few weights sessions now and I think that will help my much neglected core strength a lot. Feeling a bit depressed that I haven't run for a week and I couldn't do my long run, especially seeing all the inspirational running in the marathon and the triathlon.

Today's word is dedicated to the appalling abuse of language by the commentators at channel nine. Along with their overuse of cliches, numerous errors of logic, ridiculous parochialism and continual mispronunciation of names, the nine commentators have managed to take tautology to new levels. I'm sure their mission statement reads: "If we can't find a superlative, we'll make one up". This word is very important to me because it reminds me to say exactly what I mean.

tau·tol·o·gy ( P ) Pronunciation Key (tô-tl-j)n. pl. tau·tol·o·gies
Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.
An instance of such repetition.
Logic. An empty or vacuous statement composed of simpler statements in a fashion that makes it logically true whether the simpler statements are factually true or false; for example, the statement Either it will rain tomorrow or it will not rain tomorrow.


Tesso said...

Such good news to hear the leg is feeling better Dave. When do you think you will hit the road again?

I know how you're feeling about not running. I'm missing those endorphines too :-(

Here's wishing us both a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, we'll just have to sit back and listen to tautologies.

Ewen said...

Kerryn's marathon was stupendamazing!

R2B said...

Your posts allways bring a smile to my face Dave!
So thats some good karma you can cash in on...get well soon.

Cheers R2B

Ps Wasnt Kerryn awesome in the marathon?I'm proud she's in my club!

Sekhmet said...

Lol :)