Back from a weekend in Bristol, helping Younger Daughter to celebrate her 28th birthday (she was born on the Saturday of an August Bank Holiday, so her birthday always falls around Bank Holiday time). She and her BF have just acquired 2 kittens, brothers from the same litter, 8 weeks old. Their entertainment value is tremendous! We had lunch out, and Youngest Son and his GF came too since they also live in Bristol. I managed to fit in a little run before breakfast, in a rather hilly park which they live near. Then drove home this evening.
I am booked in to tomorrow's cycle class, but unsure what's happening after that. I too found the saddle very uncomfortable; think maybe I had it set a little too far back.
Magnificent effort and result, DBI, in such appallingly hot weather.
Have been in Bristol for the weekend, helping Younger Daughter to celebrate her 28th birthday. Managed a little run in a park very near where YD and her BF live - it was early enough not to be too hot. Park is hilly. YD & BF have just acquired two kittens, brothers from the same litter, only 8 weeks old; their entertainment value is tremendous. We had lunch out and were joined by Younger Son and his GF.
Very much hoping things are under control in the Redhead household.
Mick - it must be very satisfying to be able to work that sort of thing out.
WD60 - well, at least it's good news about the dire things it isn't. I have heard of a rotator cuff, but shall need to google it to find out what it actually is.
TS - my little grand-daughters are the same; since very early on they have been taken swimming in a local indoor pool with lessons specially for children (with the youngest ones, their mother/father or other adult is in the water with them) and are totally confident. I am full of envy; the first swimming pool I encountered was when I was 8 or so, - an unheated outdoor pool, at that.
Thank you DBI, I'll have a look at those later. I've watched police dog trials on television in the past, also sheepdog trials, - though round here one can quite often see the real thing with the sheepdogs.
I'd have thought those temperatures would make the triathlon unbearable, apart from the swim part. It's been in the low 20s here today, very pleasant; I ran 3 times round the town lake, a nice flat run. TE, I suspect I am in process of becoming a recreational jogger, but I still intend to do parkruns whenever I'm near enough to one.
DBI - that sounds amazing, it must be really interesting to watch.
Aquarius - 10k including sand and gravel paths must have been quite challenging. I too laughed at the drunken tortoise.
Deezel - we've all got our personal soap operas running. Most of the dogs I encounter round here are either well-controlled on leads, or don't need controlling as they just saunter past me without a glance in my direction. On the rare occasions I get run at, I stand still until the dog's lost interest or been taken in hand by its walker. Annoying if one is trying to keep up a specific pace, though.
TE - far from being distracting, the music sets the pace. Not that I could keep up with it a lot of the time. But much of the time we weren't just cycling but following a series of changes which took place in time to the music; - 4 musical phrases, change hand position, next 4 phrases, change again, stand up on the pedals for the next 4 - etc. Towards the end we were using little dumbells as well (I chose the lightest ones). So it did help to hear the music; I just wished the decibel level had been lower.