Welsh Poppy - sorry to hear about your fall - recover well.
Impey - sorry to hear about your friend. Hope you can get your Garmin sorted. They can be frustrating, but when they are working well, they add a little bit of reality to our running.
I mowed the lawns yesterday, trying to ignore the pain in my left leg. It didn't improve, had a couple of pain killers in the evening.
Not sure what I am going to do today - maybe take Mae for a short flat walk. It rained down bucket loads last night, so hope no rain today.
We have Prince Harry here in NZ. He has been a hit! He is so "down to earth" and has embraced the Maori people of NZ - really trying to get into their culture. Have the photos and stories been coming back to the UK?
Welsh Poppy - agree with John - 8 miles a really good distance - good stuff!
Aws - I think you win in the marriage stakes!
Columba - daughter still making up her mind. I think she'll take her husband and her 5 year old, so it is looking like Gold Coast at the moment, as that's where all the amusement parks are. We did a family trip there when the two older girls were young and we had a wonderful time.
Think if she was only thinking about herself, she would choose Sydney or Melbourne. The middle grand daughter would be happy if she chose Gold Coast, as she really wants to go to Melbourne, so would be feeling really left out if she chose Melbourne.
My son is running the Melbourne marathon later in the year, and I thought she might put the trip for 2 towards that, hoping the rest of us would go too. It is a plan, but hard to organise 8 of us, and there is always our dog Mae to think about.
Spent yesterday afternoon water-blasting one of our decks! Only two more to go! Feeling very tired this morning, but will try to run, don't know how successful that will be! If the leg doesn't want to work, I'll do a short walk.
Great time by Angela Copson for the 10km. Records are made to be broken, and I'm sure those that you have set are going to be very hard for anyone to break!
Good luck with the off-road half marathon - forget about the time and enjoy it.
Your 5km is coming up soon isn't it - have a good one!
Mick - glad to hear you are back running again. I can only say that I am happy that most of the races these days are filled with recreational runners/walkers, it makes it easier for older runners to fit in and not have to worry about being a tail end runner.
Impey - keep running, it will make you feel better.
I had a short walk yesterday with my daughter and husband and Mae, as my left leg is still sore. Went to the chiro just to make sure that my back was not out, because the camber of the road at Rotorua is pretty bad.
Still sore this morning, so think it will be another day off running, maybe do some stretching.
I went and ran the Women's 5km - enjoyed the first couple of kms, until I felt like I was going to pull some tendon in my left leg, so backed off a bit - 23.51, but unfortunately my Garmin said the 5km was short - worth more like 26.27, which is really all I thought I could do. Splits, 5.03, 5.02, 5.17, 5.26, 5.39, so slowing down all the way.
Big surprise of the day though, was that my daughter did the 5km walk and won the big spot prize of the day. A trip for 2 to Australia - airfare and 3 nights accommodation. So she was thrilled!