My favourite stretch is the last 10 miles, the undulations help the sore muscles! Seem to recall only one trick bit of route-finding (although probably actually isn't) about a couple of miles from end, just need to keep an eye on the sign posts
That all just sounds so ridiculous EF, so I hope it sorts itself out ... lord I'd be FUMING ... the fact that they seem to have rules for one and then rules for the rest makes it a farce really!
and boo to the cold too although bonus if it gets you out of something. J has been snotting and sneezing everywhere so I guess I'm next, ran out of my asthma inhallers last week too, finally got the order in on Friday but won't be ready until Weds, reckon that is why cough is lingering, missing it's daily steroid fix!!
And yes, house moving, bl00dy hideous, nothing else to say on that subject really ...
Oh, and I am sooooo looking forward to CM coming up here in April ... fab fab ... shame RF and i didn't manage to meet yesterday but the snow in HIghland is impressive so looking forward to a catch-up again soon
Loving the sound of your sunshine Hoggle, definitely beginning to feel the effect of the short hours of daylight ... dreaming of sunshine arriving soon ...
Camlo - that sounded a hideous day!!
CM - LOL at the boss attempting cool speak ... your lot sound a total nightmare though!!! One of my friends up here has just started doing relief work in the University of Highlands and Islands ... and she was like OMG after her intro day!!!
JT - I am mighty glad to see you back on here again. Was funny actually, just before I disappeared off for my race I was thinking, where is Jt and was going to post a 'are you OK?' post, but clearly got sidetracked and never did. We are mighty glad you are back though.
Um, what else ... toe not looking quite so scary today, still purple but can walk on it without wincing etc so am hoping just badly bruised. Weather absolutely disgusting here - horizontal sleet/snow showers all day. As we are right on the coast we haven't really got accumulations of snow but the snow gates are all closed South so it's grim!!! Hubby not back until Thursday (will have been away 2.5 weeks!!) but with vile weather kids and I hit the cinema ... can't believe I suggested we went and saw the Penguins of Madagascar but the kids loved it despite it really being quite pants - but I am an adult, what do I know about these things?!!
30 minutes on the turbo trainer and some pilates and physio exercises ... NEED to start getting some training under my belt so I can think about entering something and hopefully not breaking anything!! Have not taken up my place on the race in France, definitely not missing Js birthday again. Might enter the Vegan(??) Welsh 3000s in June, 30-odd miles, or perhaps do the Dirty Thirty again instead because it's local and I enjoy it - see if I can knock some more minutes off my time. A friend up here has suggested I see if I can do the Ramsay Round in 24 hours which I am really liking the sound of, maybe the Scafell Pike Marathon, I don't know. reluctant to commit to much at the moment - life is quite up in the air and not sure how it will all pan out so feel I need to not be committed to too much so I can be flexible. We have the World Orienteering Championships coming to Inverness in August and a whole week of Scottish Orienteering too in areas all within about an hours drive from Inverness so I really want to have a bash at that with the kids too - will be quite an experience, well it is if you are into that kind of thing!!
want to do some more solo yomping too - never did get to use the proper 4* hooped bivy bag , used the 1* basic one instead ... nearly finished my race story but it is definitely too long!!!
Can you tell I'm finally on the gin, having missed it last night due to taxi services!!
LOL at the benefits of tamoxifen (although if it's making you miserable too then it needs to do something good - aside from the obvious!!). I'm wondering if the tiny amount of progesterone that I get from my coil is helping me a little - last couple of years I have struggled with speed a bit (I know some of you would laugh at that observation) but I know how I feel when I run, and all my runs over the last couple of months have had a little bit more spring in them - it's either that, or the fact that I haven't been running further than 10-11 miles for a long run and therefore am not exhausted from long runs??
but well done anyway on another great run, how long until the half marathon? you've got a triathalon too haven't you?
Pilates - it's quite subtle tbh, but it works by stealth!! My own personal observations are that it makes you a lot more conscious of your posture in day-to-day activities, it WILL improve your core stability, but it is subtle. It takes a while to work out if you are doing it correctly or not - but a good instructor should be picking up if you are not, because if you are not doing the movements correctly then you won't get much out of it!!! Usually what happens is that you start to find yourself engaging your core muscles all the time when doing things (exercises or day-to-day stuff) rather than just when someone prompts you to. Breathing usually completely confuses everyone and again, it finally clicks. And with all of this your flexibility should improve too. I am terrible, because I teach it I struggle to make time to do it myself - I don't demonstrate much in class, mainly talk people through stuff and correct so definitely don't get a workout in class.