Keith - oh the lure of the buffet explains why you don't want to miss your 10k.
mamafox - barn owls are beautiful, I've only ever seen one in the wild, it was hunting during daylight and I was told that's because we'd had a long spell of rain and they can't hunt in the rain as they have no water protection on their feathers. If they are very hungry they will then hunt in daylight.
My Mum is improving from her hip op, but still waiting for the results of her scan. But they are starting to put care in place for when she returns to her flat, they installed a key safe on Friday.
I don't think it would be possible to focus on speedwork with the dogs!
Have decided not to race today as foot is still a bit sore and I have a marathon next weekend which I want to be OK for.
Keith - it you have 2 Ironman books on your shelf the writing is on the wall. There are many successful triathletes on this website that were poor swimmers and some that couldn't swim at all and benefited from coaching.
Your foot must be on the mend if you're contemplating a 10k next week, good news.
mamafox - was the white owl a barn owl? Do you have barn owls in France? I think here we are far more at risk from the seagulls, vicious devils. Would be scary being attacked by an owl as you can't hear them, they fly silently whereas the seagulls scream at you, I've had a few swoop at me when running early in the morning if they're nesting.
I didn't post on here yesterday as in the morning before work I downloaded Windows 10, then at lunchtime my boss took us out to lunch as my colleague left yesterday and in the evening I was visiting my Mum in hospital. Going to be manic at work as the new person we appointed who was due to start next week changed her mind and is staying in her current job, I don't blame her as she's been offered a substantial pay increase and opportunity to work from home.
My foot feels a little better for the rest but still undecided whether to race tomorrow or not