Do the race MF! I bet you wouldn't regret it. It will be a good way to get the last race out of your head and I bet you'll improve on last year. Is your daughter's lycée very far from home? Sounds like a big move, but I bet she'll love it.
Found out that not only do I have to carry a map for this weekend's relay, but I also need to carry a baton! Plus I need to leave at 7am as we all have to be at the start, even though I'm running the last leg. It's a bit of an organisational nightmare. The GNR the following weekend seems much more straightforward, even though it's at the other end of the country. I prefer just having to worry about myself!
Hi Shadies, sorry to have been AWOL for a few days, I'm looking forward to the kids going back to school this week as I'll have more time to run and talk about running! Congrats on the marathon Jugula - glad the achilles is OK. And congrats on the clean house MF Well done too to Big G for the PB and 20 miler and to Mowzer on great running as always. Hope I haven't missed anyone.
Shades - glad you are doing OK. Hope your boss appreciates you. Don't let him make you take those days as holiday. Lovely to see a kingfisher on your run, I never see anything so exotic!
Not much to report here. I did the trail parkrun again but only managed to knock 3 secs off from the previous week. Not many people have run it, so I was aiming for the female record but was 2 secs too slow. In my usual parkrun, where I sometimes volunteer, they had the fastest time across the UK, with someone (a Somalian named Mo!) running 14:43!! I managed 17 miles on Sunday which is the longest I've run since VLM. I'm running in a relay race across the Thames this weekend - I'm a bit concerned as we have been told to carry a map!! (I have no sense of direction). Hoping to get one more run over 10 miles done this week before the Great North Run.
Shades - it sounds as if your mum was as organised as you are. I hope it goes OK at work tomorrow. And I hope your boss appreciates you going back so soon. Please take it easy. That's frustrating that they haven't released the death certificate yet.
Big G - well done on the huge PB. And 13 miles mid week is great going. Sorry to hear about the vicar's delay for the internment.
KK - that's a great parkrun time, especially given your stomach problems. I hope you are OK now.
My middle son woke up and vomited at 3am this morning. I spent half an hour googling cashew nut allergy, as he'd had a lot of nut butter on crackers the night before. Was alarmed to find out that cashew allergy is worse than peanut. But in the morning my son pointed out that the nut butter was almond not cashew! He seems OK now luckily.
7 miles for me today. Managed 15 on Sunday which is the most I've run since VLM. Achilles not too bad today.
Shades - glad you got out for a run. Glad too that you have been eating OK - nothing wrong with tea and biscuits. I agree that this time of year the weather is just perfect for running. I've been watching the athletics too. Gutted for KJT in the heptathlon but I was so pleased that Bolt won the 100m. Was so sure Gatlin would get it.
Jugula/Lily - achilles injuries are so frustrating. I've a minor tendonitis that I'm running through right now. It doesn't seem to get better when I don't run. For me I think it's more about wearing supportive shoes the rest of the time and avoiding too much speedwork.
I met a lovely lady at parkrun yesterday. I tried a fairly new one which is a couple of laps around a lake. The lady is in her 50s and finished about 10 secs behind me. Not great times as it's a trail course but we were 2nd and 3rd overall (field of 38!). When I mentioned to her that I was doing GNR (which Shades is 3 weeks today!), she casually mentioned that she was 2nd in GNR once (to Zola Budd!!) She doesn't race now as has a heart issue but is keen to meet up for a run. I of course looked her up and turns out she has competed in the CW games marathon and the World champs! She also holds the WR for vet lady 100k ultra. Not sure I fancy a run with her now.