Impey - the 5km I did last night wasn't a race. They do have a 5km Parkrun there on a Saturday morning - and it does have mixed surfaces, some grass, road and pathways and a few good hills thrown in too
Impey - sounds like you will have a wonderful time watching and remembering all those wonderful times.
Congratulations on your 70th Parkrun! Looks like you will get your 100!!
Tracey - just another thought - give it a couple of days and you will start to find something good about your marathon, I know I'm starting to feel a bit better about mine - it was my 41st marathon finish!
Tracey - I feel for you - marathons are tough enough without all those extra mind games! Sounded like a really tough course, but be proud - you finished it!
Ceal - you lead a very full life.
Yes, we did think about London, but it is very expensive. I have done the LFOM event many years ago when my son was living in London, I used someone's number who couldn't run, as I turned up and found out that you couldn't enter at the event. It was freezing - only got warm near the finish. I've also done Bushy Parkrun and met a couple of people from Fetch.
On another occasion when I was doing my family history I met up with people doing the same sort of thing.
It's funny but I really do feel that I "know" you all really well.
I ran 5km in Cornwall Park last night - nice to be on the grass.
Good to see you JJ and neat that you and Mrs JJ are out and about again, having some quality time together.
Ceal - you are very motivating and I like Graham want to see you at least in a Parkrun some time soon
Aws - see even people that don't post on here anymore are drawn to come on and give you encouragement.
Diana - great that you are doing so well with your running and putting back in by way of volunteering - good on you! Neat pics you have been posting too.
Graham - I haven't been to Bryce cannon, but have seen pics of it. When our kids were younger we did a trip on the west coast of America, down the coast then inland through death valley and on to Los Vegas - I remember staying at Furnace creek ranch! It was a crazy trip - in the morning you were so hot, by the evening you had traveled into the mountains and there was snow on the ground! The kids loved it!
I've been trying to get going again - ran for about 90 mins with a couple of mates Saturday morning, and ran for half an hour with Mae this morning. The track season has started again here, but I was not tempted! They old legs wouldn't be able to move fast enough!
My son made another overseas booking for me this morning - we are going to Ireland for a wedding in April, but are going to spend a little time in Spain beforehand and some time in Italy afterwards!
Impey - that is really something to look forward to. Hope they don't take too long to do the job, will be wonderful looking at that old footage
Aws - what a shame you didn't get into the marathon. You would think that they might have one place for someone your age - maybe a little story in the local newspaper might do the trick. "Great artist has other skills up his sleeve but isn't allowed to show them"!
Ceal - not sure about the rail trip to Wellington. I thought it would be a good thing to do years ago with the kids, but not as exciting as I thought it would be! We don't do railways very well in NZ. There are little scenic ones like in the South Island where you go from one coast to the other over the mountains, but think if I had the choice I would fly or drive. Stop half way in Taupo which is a very nice tourist town.
Fantastic work on the 10km girl! Well done!
Columba - maybe we have Diwali at a different time of year to you as we do with Mother's Day and Father's day - remember our seasons are the opposite to yours. Nice work - volunteering to help those going to Lourdes.
Went for my usual Wednesday 9km but most of my running mates are away, so walked/ran with older guy and Mae. Think Mae was happy. Nice catch up and he was happy to hear about my travels.