DBI - what a brilliant idea, that "people's sport" thing; I wish they had it here. The shortage of dog-friendly hotels in this country was why I asked. We had dogs (only one at a time) for a number of years and always had to hunt around a bit for places we could take them when holidaying in the UK.
TE - the music for the vibe cycle is chosen by the instructor, and is definitely related to what we're doing. Faster, slower, two phrases on the saddle, two phrases standing on the pedals, etc.
Red - much respect on the two marathons in 2 days; and the not falling over! - did you have to carry your poles throughout the marathon for the sake of the steps?
Off to London later today. Grand-daughter's 5th birthday party on Saturday; also hoping to take in the Tooting Bec parkrun; and now it looks as though I'll be going to a yoga class with my daughter on Sunday. Back home Tuesday.
I'm going to be in London this weekend, and hoping to do the Tooting Bec parkrun (even though I may walk some of it).
In the past I have been overtaken by - or run alongside - a rhinoceros, a bear, a banana, a telephone box, a tap (water variety), the aforesaid pantomime horse, and several monster breasts, about a metre across.
Went to another "vibe cycle" session last night. Very energetic and sweaty. Enjoyed it, though.
TE - you prefer off-road to road running, then? I have been doing once-a-week swimming by way of cross-training for a long time now. I get rather bored with it, since all I do is plod up and down for 30 lengths, but am sure it's Good For Me. That being said, I didn't do any over the school summer holidays because there's no over-60s session then, as the pool is made available to children/families all the time. I could have gone to another session... But I didn't.
Exhausted - yes, singing church music in a choir is probably comparable to running as far as the cheering-up effect goes.
I went to another "vibe cycle" session last night. As well as the far-too-loud music (which I cope with by switching off my hearing aids but leaving them in my ears as ear-plugs) we had coloured lights swirling around the ceiling, and a strip of coloured light on the floor, and the main lights switched off. As previously, it was very energetic and I was dripping within 20 minutes. The instructor introduced a new "move", - while standing on the pedals, you sink down into the space between the saddle and handlebars, i.e. into a semi-squat position - but keep pedalling all the time. It was near-impossible and agonising, - I kept it up for all of 3 seconds. In spite of the agony, I enjoyed the session (is this masochism?).
Mick - if you needed beer to appreciate the course fully, you were certainly going the right way about it! Well done Mrs. Mick6, - I certainly wouldn't beat my daughters in a running race. Not the older one, anyway. The younger one doesn't do much running, and is careful not to get involved in competing with the rest of the family. Your competition with the beer mug and the gorilla reminded me of a half-marathon I did when for a while I was alongside a pantomime horse, which was most certainly playing to the crowd, neighing all the way, especially when a dog among the spectators started to bark at it, and it neighed back.
Went swimming this afternoon. I actually had the pool to myself for the first 15 minutes. It's entirely unpredictable; last week it was overcrowded and I was having to play dodgems.