Graham - well done on the xcountry - sounded hard - rather you than me
Ceal - wow - this singing is really taking you places!
It always makes me laugh to myself when I hear people saying they are having breakfast before a marathon. I've never been able to - always just a cup of tea with honey, then hope that I can get enough in during the run - e.g. squeezies, coca cola or sports drink - then I am really ready for a good feed afterwards! That's why early morning marathons are good for me - I don't get too hungry.
I've been absent because I've had some sort of cold/flu/sore throat, so haven't run since my eye op, until today, while although still not well, I decided to have a go. Ran 9km with my friend, and of course it bucketed down with rain. Don't know where our summer is - maybe it is waiting for Chris
Colin - great 400s - must be nice to be able to run that fast. If you can run every day and feel no ill effects then that is great. You don't get into that - "shall I run today" talk with yourself like I do!
Graham - always good to have targets, even if they are in the distance.
Chris - can't believe you would go to pilates after a 24 mile run! Though I do know some of my group used to do just that. I think you deserve a nice rest after that - save the pilates for another day. But I guess it is just what the body is used to doing.
I usually think if you are out for an hour, you are good to go to do something else in an hour, but if you are out for 4 or 5 hours - think you deserve a rest!
I had my eye surgery yesterday and am going for a check this morning, so no running yesterday or today - maybe a walk tomorrow.
Sounds like the weather conditions are not very nice for you all at the moment.
Good on you Chris and Colin getting out there!
I had a day off yesterday - I should have been making the most of it. No excuses - good weather but just didn't feel like it. I thought I'd take my 15 year old grand daughter out shopping, but she couldn't make her mind up about what she wanted.
Shame because I'm having my eye done on Tuesday, and would have preferred to get out and get a bit of shopping done before it goes too crazy before Xmas.
Had a nice family meal together in the evening and played cards.
Aws/Chris - I couldn't believe how bright all the colours were when I had my right eye done, especially on the TV - and I can see all the sub titles now.
I will still need glasses for reading but not as strong.
I went for quite a few tests on my heart on Thursday as my Cholesterol is high. Both my parents died of heart attacks due to clogged arteries, so although I run and have never smoked, thought it was worth getting the tests done. Will be interested in the results.
I ran 9km with my friends on Wednesday, and ran 12km this morning so pleased with that.
JJ - good work on the treadmill.
Ceal - I thought you must have had some race in mind - you are putting lots of work in.
Mick - no plans yet for 2015 yet except a trip to Ireland in April!
My first licence I got was a motor bike licence. The plan was to ride through Africa on motor bikes, which we did in 1973 - only little bikes - 250cc Honda trail bikes - easy to manage on rough roads, and light enough for me to pick up and I dropped it so many times especially in the Sahara!
Never been on a bike since - I remember going to sleep thinking I was falling off my bike!