Sorry to hear about your Dad JFF. We had a Humanist funeral for my brother and everyone said it was really lovely. I hope all goes well on Friday. ((((())))))
Daffs, I know what youmean about swimming and adult lessons. I keep trying to get info out of anyone who is anyway even remotely connected with swimming. I tok some lessons a few years ago but he was like the teacher you had. I could swim so he left me to it mostly. I thought he might have some clever ideas to help me improve my lousy front crawl (I'm quite good at the arms bit with a pullbuoy but not the legs bit).
I did my third triathlon on Easter Sunday (same one as the first two) but it was a PW. The girl who was in the same lane as me for the swim had finished the run before I started it! (But I'm not beating myself up about that).
I have my100th parkrun coming up on Saturday and in a Dragonboat team on 7th May. My youngest stepson is getting married on 10th July and the hen do is at York Races the day before I go on the (pared down) Hamm Ride. Thankfully I don't drink so that won't be a problem.
I'm a regular volunteer now at the local junior parkrun that is headed by Ellie so I see her most weeks.
Haven't read back far so hope you are all otherwise keeping well.
Nothing exciting happening here, just the usual walking, running, swimming, aquarunning etc. Haven't done much cycling lately but I will be stepping up on that again as I am going to Hamm again next year. However it is going to be a different format. We do the rides to raise money for a disability charity I am involved with but the rides to Hamm have always been by people without disabilities. Next year we are taking people with physical and learning disabilities.
I've had to take the day off as Evie dog (nearly 18 years old) keeps screaming in pain when she gets up. She is fine once she has moved around a bit but want to get her checked out and on some painkillers.
Happy Birthday JFF. Which big one is it? 30? You do sound like you need some R & R now though.
Poor Murph, he sounds like he is going through it at the moment. I don't envy the cost of treatment though! That poor GPO sounds like he is really hard done to, being out in the rain and having to snuggle onto a sofa alone to get warm and dry!!! I'm amazed he hasn't left home.
I feel for those who are paying out for cars that are playing up. They are brilliant when they are working okay but painful when they go wrong. I'm stunned that mine went through the mot with just two wiper blades and a couple of bulbs to deal with.
Has anyone done or heard of the River Dart 10k SWIM? A friend entered but due to a severe last minute lack of confidence he pulled out. I have read someone's blog regarding it online and I quite fancy doing it next year.