Chris H - congratulations on your "sedate and dignified" time! You weren't too hot?
I also went on the London Eye and to tea at the Ritz for my 60th birthday - organised by my children, or more correctly by one of my children who also organised all the rest to accompany me to this and that, - I had a whole weekend of it, also including a boat trip on the Thames, a yoga class, a swim and a massage, and a lunchtime concert. She is an awesome organiser, that one.
Mick - that is an extraordinary temperature swing. Is it something you're accustomed to at this time of year?
We're getting quite sharp frosts overnight here, but daytime has been beautifully sunny and quite warm. Out with the running club tonight for 4.6 miles mainly off-road.
Red - thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. That was an amazing length of crochet chain. I suppose you could calculate your crocheting speed in terms of centimetres of crochet per mile of running. Someone else commented on the man with the fridge on his back, - apparently, not content with completing the marathon he went on from the finish line to run a bit more, still with the fridge.
Beautiful day today; I've been playing in the garden too. And went out with the running club for 4.61 miles mainly off-road.
I watched the highlights but didn't see Red's interview, - is it on your website, Red, and if not are you able to give me a link to it? Many congratulations on your new Guinness World Record, - I suppose it was your own record that you beat, or have other people also been crocheting their way round marathons?
Congratulations Chris, - especially suffering from a cold.
Sunny here too, but rather a chilly wind. Ran 7 miles (or rather, run-walked them; 3 mins run, 1 min walk) wearing shorts and short-sleeved shirt and hoping not to frighten the neighbours.
Impey - I've never done a race with laps. I imagine it could be quite discouraging. Bad enough doing an out-and-back, and seeing loads of faster runners tearing past in the opposite direction on the other side of the road.
Matsmum - when my little brother was about 7, my father took him to London zoo; we were living in Leicester at the time, so this was a full day's outing with train journeys. When they got back in the evening my mother asked my brother: "What did you like best?"