Apologies for the absence. I've been getting married then on holiday .
AA, fantastic result on your sprint. (((()))) for the PF problems. Understand why you've decided to do the HIM. Try to stick nearer the bank (although don't follow it completely, it's not straight) when swimming against the stream to stay out of it as far as possible and hope it stays dry for the next few days as rainwater coming down the river makes the stream stronger. Good luck to you and DD.
Good luck as well to Brol and Pinklady in their respective races plus anyone else racing. Barry, are you racing or pacing/supporting?
Congrats on the 5k PB kfc.
Congrats on surviving O4S!
Oompa, hope all goes well with the operation.
Red, you've got a lot on your plate at the moment, I'm not surprised running can't be a priority. Hope some of the not so good stuff gets better for you.
2Old, that's rubbish about your bike. I've had a few not so good bikes nicked and that's been frustrating enough.
Simon, good to see that you're back running even if it's S&S. It's the first step.
SS, you sound far more organised than I was. What surprised me though were all the little things that kept cropping up when I thought we were pretty much there. E.g. OH suddenly saying we needed to do favours at the 11th hour.
I'm feeling a bit frustrated at the moment. Knees better than before I went, but still getting some clicking and pain sometimes when cycling (not all journeys though). I've also lost what little fitness I'd built up through this latest setback. I'm just fed up as I was building up sooooo slowly to avoid precisely this happening. I basically need to build up my strength a lot more. Currently trying to sort out my gym membership to help make that happen and even then I think it's going to be a long term project. Probably going to continues to mainly lurk and post sporadically until I'm actually able to do something resembling training.
Some good long runs being clocked. Well done on managing yours Minni after the speed session with the young whippets. Sounds but a good training session.
Hurray for time off Chick! I'm just starting 2 weeks off.
How's the foot doing AA?
Physio last night. Tendon is irritated on the right knee so I need to rest and ice it. Left knee is getting sore as my left ankle is so unstable (although much less than it was) and so it has to do more stabilising work than it should be doing. Need to strengthen the glutes, quad and core. So a bit of a rest then lots of strength work needed.
Hope the races go well Minni, Carrot, Shildon and kfc.
Nice racing KFC. That sub 21 is there for the taking.
+1 to Chick and Freemers not being slow in the slightest.
Taper madness is right. Today I lost a contact lens, which is usually a right pain but today it was a big "I'm not getting married in my glasses" drama. My OH eventually found it after we'd spent about an hour searching... I'd dropped it back into the contact lens case.
BecsA - important question is: what are you doing for your hen do?
I'm afraid I'm really letting the social side of the thread down. No hen do planned. I'm making up for it by splitting the wedding into 2 events, main event just close family plus a second occasion about a month later for friends, so 2 excuses to party . Unfortunately it's ended up being twice the stress as well.