Way too busy at work just lately and lots going on at home. But even though I need to be up again at 5am tomorrow a late-night post it is as I will struggle to do it any other time until the weekend.
BIW - sorry to hear about problems 'persuading' Nemo to be a good boy for the vet.
HS - apologies for my mini-rant. It's mainly Denise Lewis gets on my nerves (suspect most people have one commentator they don't like). Would agree with you about Michael Johnson. As for football - I don't follow that at all. I never watch the football programmes but always imagine most pundits are like 'Ron Manager' from the Fast Show.
Columba - I had to fit a new brake bulb and it entailed shifting the carpet in the boot and removing the side wall of the boot as well as removing the light assembly. Not difficult - just more work than I imagined.
Red - well done re the 10ml run.
I am on call again on Saturday until 2:30pm (my colleague asked me to swap as she wants to take her parents to the airport). So I'll do my LSR once I am no longer needed!
We have a new form for claiming on call and overtime, a stupid and laborious new system for making claims and some new people administering the forms. Last month they didn't pay me enough. Someone mis-read my form as 7.3hrs and entered that into the payroll data. We enter the time in hrs and minutes and they should have converted 7hrs 30mins to 7.5hrs. Although the '.2' of an hour only equated to a 60p difference I made a point of claiming that amount on principle and it arrived in this month's pay. I pointed out their form was wrong and needed correcting.
Today I was filling out my August claim - two lots of 7hrs 30min on the form is apparently 14.60 hrs. As you can imagine I took great delight in raising another call to inform them their form is still not right and needs to be corrected yet again.
Em - the interesting thing is I'm not pushing the pace along or anything. I'm mainly interested in building up my run mileage at the moment. With my weekend LSR's I start off slower than usual and keep things very easy and controlled and try to keep very relaxed. But with these shorter weekday runs I set off slow-ish for the first mile then 'switch off' and run at what feels like a natural 'easy' pace. So it's satisfying to see that my 'natural' pace appears to be improving. Having seen myself do a mile in '9' something when I'm not trying too hard I'm going to try my 3.25ml town loop sometime soon and will push the pace along a bit more than usual to see what I can do.
Just stopped by to say I've been out again this afternoon. Did 4.5mls at 10:16 m/m pace so was happy with that. I'm obviously a bit fitter than I was - checked back and the last two runs on the same route took me a few minutes longer and included some walk breaks
B&T - just to let you know I have de-activated my Strava account. I wasn't getting anything out of it that I can't already do on Fetch and wasn't interested in paying for a premium account.
Diana - I wish they would let me work from home more often. My boss (female) works from home 2-3 days a week but likes us to be in the office (one rule for her; one for us!). My company are supposed to be reviewing flexible working generally so perhaps there will be an edict from on high which will overrule her and allow me to be more flexible too.
BIW - hope you get that problem with the IT provider charging you sorted out.
Redhead - sorry to hear about yesterday's horrid 10 miler because of breathing probs.
HS - well done re that 18.5 miler and today's recovery run.
Columba - well done re your LSR (with added fast bit!)
I'm usually glued to athletics on tv but the Commonwealth Games and European Championships have passed me by. Don't know why but suspect its the overkill of too many hours of coverage and time to fill and the resulting dire commentary from the likes of Denise Lewis that puts me off. I'd rather have less coverage and do away with 'pundits' stating the bleeding obvious Making tv programmes too long and then having to fill them with fluff or repeat what they've said (like some documentaries) seems to be a disease that tv suffers from these days
I surprised myself on Sat. I managed to do 7.25ml and to be honest, I wasn't sure I was capable just yet as I've only been back running for a few weeks. There was a lot of background noise in Cirencester Park where I ran as there was a "Tough Mudder" event going on (10mls with lots of obstacles and mud).
I surprised myself again today. I worked from home so have been out and done just under 4mls. When I checked afterwards my average pace was 9:48mm - I've not been able to run at that speed for ages!