a thoroughly depressing start to the day - hearing the news about the Boston marathon and then just had the wife of one of the Hash members on the phone to tell me her hubbie's cancer has flared up again after remission and that he has maybe two months at best. That will make for an awful announcement at the run his evening.
I do hate that disease!!!!!
ditto about the daffodils - quite a spectacular show now.Ditto about the scallops - it's the freshness that makes all the difference and if they were in the shells then they were still alive!!Six years older - just a tad more mature like fine wine. Just need to be decanted and warmed up a bit
NZChereNZ Trailsomething to do after your marathon
So well expressed by a friend on Facebook "In races I always thought the sound of our feet hitting Tarmac was a bit like a slow and steady heartbeat. As I ran I knew I carried my friends hopes for me. Anyone who has run a marathon knows how personal it can be - running for a loved one who is no longer here, overcoming cancer, losing a child, a parent to dementia and the list goes on. Its always been a symbol of the best of people. I'd like to think that today that heartbeat is louder than ever across our community and that in some way we can help those in Boston as they try to repair their lives."
TS, we've been trying to achieve a wildflower meadow area at the allotment, and were pleased with last year's result. Hopefully it will be even better this year.
I too love fish and would really miss it if I couldn't find it or afford it.
MT - glad that you know your friend is ok.
We had a timed 5k last night on gravel trails with some hills. The course was slightly short with most garmin equipped runners making it 2.95 miles, but pleased with my time of 25:44 and pretty even splits despite undulations1) - 1m - 8:41(8:41/m)2) - 1m - 8:51(8:51/m) 3) - 0.94m - 8:13(8:45/m)
What the Boston perpetrators get out of killing an 8 y.o. is beyond comprehension. I suppose to them it's just collateral damage. Sick or what!TSYou may be corked?DianaAny miling that starts with an 8 is starting to get quick. Good work.Ceal Celandines are s*ds to get rid of. My daffs will be at their peak in about 10 days which is nearly 3 weeks too late for the Spring shows. Just shows how little control I have over gardening!JJ
Some NZ'ers very relieved to find their loved ones o'kay after the awful event at Boston. One was only saved by falling and requiring stitches and her friend staying with her, or they would have been right amongst the debris!
Heartfelt good wishes to all those running London, I'm sure this event will be on your minds,
Torque Steer - looks like a wonderful adventure for that young man. i think if you were an ultra runner, running in NZ would be great, because there is always something to see, and you'd have to be careful where you put your next step on some of the tracks here. On the other hand, running from Perth to Sydney would be mind blowing! So many long, long, roads, I think it could really do your head in!
Another day off running for me yesterday - just couldn't get myself out the door - listening to all the Boston reports. Did go to see my brother in hospital yesterday though, he's finally feeling a lot better in himself.
You guys are getting a glimpse of Spring, and we have had rain for the last couple of days - not cold though.
I don't think terrorists care much who they kill, as long as they make an impact. Which is why it's so important there should be minimal impact on VLM.
6.15 off-road miles with the running club tonight. Exhausted!
5.09M; 1:07:25.0; 13:14/M; 10°C
JJ - I agree about the kippers. I love them but Angela's not so keen so we don't have them frequently.
Tracey, that looks impressive! - especially struggling through the cramp.
Aws - maybe come the summer you could cook and eat kippers al fresco? (assuming that it's the persistent smell that Angela objects to).
Off to Aber shortly for a half-day's work.
Bright and sunny here. Would have been good for a run. Maybe I should be a bit more flexible in when I run and not stick strictly to leaving a day between them.
Ceal - I can't imagine what it must be like to run sub 10min miles one after the other consistently. The only time I get near that pace is on my last eighth of a mile and that's downhill and I feel as though I'm sprinting and I don't always manage it anyway. You're just amazing and you haven't even been able to run regularly just recently.
i just have to do this.
aws,I think I am reaching a point where I could recognise an AWS, We are still enjoying the one we having hanging in the hall.
Columba,Fresh salmon is readily available and cheaper than fresh cod. It is very popular for BBQing.
3x5 hill sprints for me yesterday. It felt good but looking at my HR profile I was a bit on the lazy side, could have worked a bit harder. A recovery run today along side the river.
The snow has virtually all gone, the daffs are up but not blooming yet and I am out and about on my bonnie.
Mick6 - thanks. Glad it hasn't yet made its way to the attic.
I have just today received an email from one of my nephews saying they've found one of my paintings in his (recently departed) Mum's attic and do I want it back? He hasn't said what it's a painting of. It can't be much if he and his siblings don't want it.
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