10km run with Charlie in the forest today, lovely run, I enjoyed it. Then this afternoon we were at dog club, I did an obedience routine with Nemo who is 8 years old today and showing absolutely no signs of slowing down any time soon. He still jumps as well as ever. I just wish he would get quieter but I think it's a forlorn hope, it's just how he is. Every command I give him he answers me back, always has! John took him swimming this morning, I thought maybe he would be a bit calmer after but no chance. Charlie seems to have totally grasped the dumbbell work, he retrieves perfectly on the flat, over the hurdle and over the 6 foot A-frame, I am really pleased with his progress. Next weekend we are going to a training camp for 10 days - am looking forward to progressing with both dogs.
Columba, yes, you are correct, I chose to go to that particular surgeon at that sports clinic because I knew he treats athletes. He's right of course but it doesn't stop me sometimes wishing I still could run marathons - I never did New York! I am now working hard on doing shorter and faster, the so-called middle distance, which is actually a half-Ironman, and the "short" or Olympic distance of 1500m swim, 40km cycle and a 10km run. Plus my 6km swim race next month, which is coming on very well, who knows, you may see me in the Channel one day after all!
Incidentally, there's a group of Channel swimmers who wear swim caps with the logo "ferries are for wimps"!