I have never shot at anything except those funny little duck-shaped targets at a fair.
Ceal, those sound like awful running conditions in any circumstances, but even worse considering you are on holiday. (Perhaps it's character-forming, however?)
Aws - well saved,sir, with the shorts! - I like your new avatar (has it been there for ages and I've only just noticed?)
JJ - when does the "decent training" start?
Chris - wonderful news about the ankle. What a good thing you had Adam to identify and sort the problem, rather than a less-than-expert GP who might have dismissed it as arthritis and prescribed painkillers.
Thanks for the wings, TE. And thank you for the good wishes, everybody. I'm staying the weekend in Bristol (with Younger Daughter), coming home Monday so this will probably be my last posting on here until then.
Matsmum, my start time is 10.00 o'clock. It is the second of two waves. Youngest Son and his girlfriend are going off in the first wave at 9.30, and they will probably both beat 2 hours so they will have a long wait for me.
I don't know your swimming book, though I do have "swimming without stress".
Misty all day here too, and a bit of rain earlier.
Ceal - shame about the weather. Bad weather on a UK holiday is an occupational hazard, and one goes out in it anyway. But wet and windy in Portugal in September is an affront.
Happy birthday, Mick! And I hope you beat your daughter's boyfriend, but it seems like quite an ambition. You say we have to live with aches and pains if we want to be active as we age. But I'm sure we'd be living with aches and pains just as much if we were inactive, probably more so.
Tracey - couldn't help laughing at your account of hitting yourself on the chin while boxing!
Chris H - I came last in the first three races I entered. Got fed up with it and entered a Race for Life so as not to be last (lots of people do it as a walk, even as a saunter with small children in tow). Since then I have still come in last in several local races with not many entrants.
JJ - the possibility of county representation is indeed a very nice thought, made even nicer by the fact that it's not actually going to happen because I'm Too Old, - I have no wish to put myself under that sort of pressure, but delighted to know it's a theoretical possibility.
Just done my last little 15-minute trot before the race on Sunday.
Hope we're going to get a look at that hat when you've made it, Red.
Matsmum, that sounds grim, about David's achilles tendonitis. Is there treatment or is it just a case of wait until it gets better?
Got back from London yesterday. Exhausted after helping daughter with her not-quite-3-year-old and her 5-month old! Cannot now imagine how I survived bringing up five.
Middle Son, Youngest Son and Youngest Son's Girlfriend - and I - all met for the Burgess Park parkrun. I still didn't manage to crack 30 minutes, but did get my best age grading ever, 69.77%. Middle Son came 3rd overall, in about 19 mins, and beat my age grading by 0.2%, - youngest son came 11th, in 20 mins, and his girlfriend did 22mins25 and was 2nd lady. We then celebrated with a 2-hour breakfast.