Wow a cross post, that is a good sign, however, you train for more days a week than I do! Ouch to your tumble on the mud, especially with the blood and guts result. But excellent news that your back didn't respond in any negative way at all. Yes, we are looking forward to our eclectic choice of concerts.
You, running flat, that doesn't happen very often, very enjoyable indeed! Good training this morning,
I like Adele's voice and songs very much. I don't take much notice of much else. Some words of her songs are quite angry ones! She lives very near to the town when I live. But I have never come across her shopping!!! Interesting to hear about your knee surgeon. Ummm, hope the other knee settles down, maybe, you are running a little different at the moment. Have you built up the muscles of the leg treated enough yet, do you think? I always think it is good when little ones take to the water.
It is usually recommended that when one has a knee problem that breast stroke is avoided. But of course being in the water is good for one. Have you tried a gentle jog in the shallow end of the pool?
I am so very pleased to hear that you are back running again, and up to 35 miles already, that is how your many miles which you walked has helped you. Hope the race goes well for you and that you don't get too enthusiastic and up the pace too much!! Thank you for your happy birthday wishes. I am very proud of my daughter and her achievements. I enjoy the Welsh National Anthem, so much more rousing than the English one.
I do hope that Murrey doesn't turn out to be another disappointment. We can do without that at the moment. Poor guy, all pressure resting on his shoulders. Not sure if you know but I have been doing an online Futurelearn course on the Referendum, there is a lot of anger being expressed after each module. I was totally horrified when I was watching Nigel Farage in the EU parliament. In fact I couldn't believe my ears at how vile his mouth was when he utters such embarrassing words. There is a petition going round to prosecute him for his racist remarks before the referendum.
I ran/walked 4.2 miles this morning. It was quite cool when I started due to the wind.
We are going to see Madam Butterfly at the Coliseum tomorrow evening then on Sunday to Hyde Park to the Carol King concert. I think rain is forecast!!
Stewart and I both used to play tennis. However, football is his first sport love. I could do with a split screen this evening, showing tennis and footie! I have no interest in football but like Younwith tennis I can appreciate their athleticism and feet skills with a ball. I like to watch the different countries National Anthems but always think that the English team are very half hearted with their enthusiasm and singing compared with other countries.
Thank you for your kind words about my daughter. Swimming is her talent, she used to compete as a teenager at national level and do well. Running has been taken up in the last 2 or 3 years. I like to think that over a short distance that I could beat her. But am not anxious to put it to the test!!!!
Welcome home. I hope Norway was a good experience for you. Well done on completing your 10k race. But sorry to hear of the knee repercussions. I hope it settles down pdq for you. Is it ok walking?
Yes, I gave signed the referendum petition. Trigger in g Article 50 is not going to be a breeze in the park. This article is quite interesting, especially as it was written, I think, by a student.
Thank you for your lovely post, it brought amusing tears to eyes and a big smile to my mouth! Ummmm, sorry to hear about the sore achilles, no doubt 9k was 2k too far!! I want to wear a badge saying "I am old, but, hey, I voted IN" .
It is good to hear that you are back on the running scene again. Just take it easy!! Your concert sounded just up my street.
I think you have to remember you gave recently had a virus which might have affected your fitness a little. The numbers look more than ok to me!! What a glorious occasion your International Festival sounds to be. Spectacular photos. I am beginning to think that I have visited Valley Gardens, because we have heard a lot about it over the years.
I have had a busy few days, what's new! Ladies for lunch on Friday with shared commiserations and anger expressed over a few glasses of bubbles, we were bathed in some sunshine. Betsy and family came for the day on Saturday and I did manage to somehow fit in a run. Yesterday, a walk on the North Downs, very hilly and muddy too and you all know about my love of mud! (Not)! Followed by a pub lunch.
This morning I had a 4 mile Birthday run, enjoying the fact that the sun was shining and that I am still able to run at the ripe young age of 76yrs
I am watching Wimbledon, Djokovic v James Ward. Ward lost 9 games in a row but somehow raised his game/spirits and has got the 2nd set to a tie break, But D won the set in the end. Good effort by James.
My daughter did very well in her love swim run event on Sunday which took place in a reservoir at Llanberis in North Wales and involved a total of approximately 3.5km of swimming and 12.5km of running. The running and the swimming were alternated a few times. The temp of the water was 14c but colder in one place where a river ran into the lake. She said that the scenery of Snowdonia was magnificent. I think the runs were hilly ones! She thoroughly enjoyed the event and came, to her surprise, 2nd Lady and 14th over all winning 50 pounds which will pay for her petrol for the journeys. She completed the event in 2:30 hrs. Then went for a walk on the beach at Angelsey 1:30 hrs. She is both fit and mad!