No worries about having a moan about anything on here Simon - saves us commenting on the weather.... which I have to say is looking rather nice today and tomorrow... I digress!
Your foot - bothersome things, as Tracey says - you are always on them so rest is problematic. Likely the change in activity levels have given you a soft tissue injury of some sort (helpful aren't I!). Professional specialist advice is best - GP's can help but they don't spend all their time on feet, so how good can they be? My advice, discomfort is OK, pain is bad. If you do an activity that gives you pain, stop doing it. Likely your foot is weaker in some areas than others - cannot stress the value of cross training enough. Get advice and change activity - plenty of good options. Swimming is excellent (although you do tend to need a pool unless you are Seren or Alex!), cycling is great for feet, legs, bum and core. Also don't forget stretching - even feet - stairs are good if you have them - hold the bannister with toes on the edge of step and raise/lower yourself with your toes. Kind of figure with stretching, just put your body into any passive position you can think of and see what stretches!
Tracey, have you tried using this new fangled mapmyrun site for an alternative route around your dodgy road in Merthyr? I know you have used mapmyrun because the site nicely told me so when I played with it yesterday! Despite me telling it that I didn't want to register through Facebook - This Social Networking thing is going to get out of hand methinks...
A change in transport policy nationwide is called for - more cycle paths and less dependence on the car. Even for us out in the wilds of Carmarthenshire where the nearest shop is 8 miles away, a cycle would still be a viable option until we got too frail to ride one. But like your A465 Tracey, I wouldn't want the children to cycle on the A40 - National Speed limit trunk road with lots of artics and no pavements.
Well done Simon - walking is a good cross training exercise, also good for the soul to be out marvelling at the wonders of nature...
The wonders of nature here are just trying to wind me up! The domestic grass grows like it is on speed, whilst the fields I have topped and set aside for the animals to move on to is just sitting there laughing at me! As for those little annual weeds that are sprouting up everywhere on the veg plot....
Rain might not be as bad as forecast today Tracey - Oops that has done it now, sorry!!
Not sure about Father's Day - seems a bit marketing created to me? Where will it end, Brother and Sister day right down the line to Pet Rabbit Day? Never really supported Father's Day, but it is a fine excuse to have something nice for dinner - steak in the Boffin household - Oh and pie of course, apple pie in this instance
Enjoy your rest Simon - just don't rest for too long Twenty min to half hour running 2 or 3 times a week will stop you going of the boil and is not too much of a commitment to be daunting. Entering the 10k was a fantastic move for goal based motivation and will be another PB?
Your weight loss is an inspiration and although tapering off is still a healthy steady 2lbs a week - well done
You just like to make life hard for yourself then Tracey? I quite liked the idea of you sitting on the back of the tandem with your feet up enjoying the view... barking the odd comment of encouragement!
Low pressure seems to be winning at the moment Nutty although the highs are trying to make a comeback towards the end of the week, we seem to be caught in the middle - no surprise that means unsettled rainy weather for us!