Oh bu&&er, Straycelt. Phooey. Not what we wanted to hear. Sorry, but you've clearly figured it out - the reframe and get on with it bit. Hard to see the positives, but does enable one to feel slightly smug reading others' woes as they regret their failed time ambitions for this marathon or that. Those who have to reframe know what running is about, which others may not, whatever time they come home in.
Wabo - oooh she's lovely!
Alehouse - hope head clears and the dizzy stops soon. Hang in there.
7D - sounds a stiff fell run. Well done on the double.
Yes, glorious spring mornings that beg one to go outside and enjoy them. I got out early too, but to walk over to friends house to sit with her poorly Mr. while she went out for a bird-watch. Got there to find he'd been taken in to hozzie. Sugar. They've had more than their share of troubles.
(saw a heron and a green woodpecker on the way over)
Packing now for long training weekend with Tinebeest. Not as prepared as would like to be, but life interfered, as it is well known to do. 1kg in weight loss, only two stairs run, one longer run, and not very long at that. Three days on the trot should do good things.
OH - Cape Wrath was one I had on my to do list. Hmmm.. Well, have fun with it. I shall be having fun at the other end of the country.
Me? Stairs well and truly pounded. I am pleased with that. Carried the pack (well, work backpack, not Lucy, but probably close on working weight) on all 10 ascents. Named them, as recommended here. If I have my alphabet correct, the tenth letter is J, and that ascent was christened Jan, for my pal who had meningitis last summer who took a turn for the worse this past weekend. I took that last ascent two at a time. You can do it Jan!
Yay NZC! That's very impressive. Good going. Is survivor a technical term when associated with Rotorua marathon?
Dustin - that sounds like some run! Dangerous stuff, talking of ultras. You never know what might happen.
RFJ - am I muddled or did you not just run VLM a fortnight ago? What tough legs you've got. And well done jr. even if he was Not supposed to.
Paddy - well done, double well done for coping with all the last minute emergencies. I have only once dipped into Pirate country, and yes, there suddenly is an awful lot more to worry about.
LMH: - well done on the bike. I was watching some cyclists today, rather wishing that I were brave enough. Sharing space with cars is just too scary though.
Me? Nothing again, but hopefully will have a go at stairs tomorrow. A great weekend away with Mr. S., tromping round his home territory. (We both have to work tomorrow). Then not a lot until Thursday, when Tinebeest and I have three days training in the West Country. Really looking forward to it!
Just stopped in to wish NZC all the best. Hope it goes well.
For myself, have to report that I wimped out today. Late night last night (concert), stressful day at work yesterday, was simply hopelessly tired. Got through the day with the aid of three impromptu naps. Perhaps an unplanned rest day was needed. Won't be able to make it up over the weekend, as visiting friends and family. Oh well. A spot of training in Cornwall is on the books for next week.
Tee hee - I know the lyrics! surprise. That's rare.
LMH - wetsuits are no fun, and too snug wetsuits are No Fun. One of the reason I was never anything but a warm weather sailor. The back of my knees itch even to see one. I'll never make a pirate!
Pammie - enjoy that light headed feeling. Have you a particular goal in mind that you are working up to?
Me? nothing, as planned. The good news is that I don't feel half as broken this week following the hash training session as I did last week. I feel as if I am back into the mindset of it. Also made a deal with work that I would take things a bit easier for a while. Work has a lot to answer for. That should help.