Shades, I hope you recover quickly. Isn't arthritis usually hereditary? I know my mum and gran got it quite early in their fingers so it's likely I'll get it too. Hopefully yours is just a sprain and you've caught it early.
Big G, well done in being so patient with your achilles. Sept 9th not far off now so I'll have everything crossed for you. FWIW I had one baby in a hospital and two in a birthing unit and the birthing unit was much more relaxed and friendly. But it doesn't make much difference in the end, the hard part is the next 18 years or so!
Iain, how did the cycling outside the shop go?
I hope your race went well, Mamafox and that you beat Jocelyne
Well done on the double Keith, but I think you deserved something much nicer than KFC!
10 miles for me today which went OK, although feels a long way as have mainly being doing shorter runs over the summer. Not ordered any shoes yet as can't decide between Saucony Phoenix or Saucony Guides. I'm rubbish at making decisions.
Cross post with Literatin, was thinking the same thing re the mile time! I have run a 3:29 marathon and at the time my mile PB was only about 6:15, but my HM was 1:35. A 4:58 mile would equate to a 5k of 17 mins something.
Soooo jealous of you all going to Chester. I can't wait to hear all about it and expect to see photos on here!
Emmy, that's great that your mum has finished her treatment and a good thing that she wants to do things for herself - although I can see that this must be frustrating for you.
I too have no patience with running plus kids on bikes. The only exception to this is if another adult is cycling with the kids so I don't have to watch them. I like running because I get to spend time on my own
OH took kids on bike ride in London yesterday. He and the two older boys hired Boris bikes and they took a bike on the tube for the youngest. On returning home though, as it was rush hour they weren't allowed to take the bike on the tube. So he had to buy a lock from argos, secure the bike and return home without it. He then had to drive in later that night to pick it up!
Lily, did you run the GNR last year or is this your first time? A friend's daughter is starting at newcastle uni next month and she plans to run it next year. I'd love to join her as we are a similar pace.
I keep writing posts and then get bombed out of the site. Also I have to sign in each time. Not sure why this has changed - what do I need to do to be permanently signed in, I can't find it in settings?!
Thanks for all your virtual hugs and nice messages. Lily, I can understand how your daughter felt like she was starting again, it really makes your appreciate things and people more (well at least for today!) I feel very lucky and have a renewed respect for everyone I know who has been through cancer. Not ordered the shoes yet as can't decide between some racing adidas adizero adios 2s in bright pink and silver (already have in red and don't really need another pair yet) or some new Saucony's which I need. Hmmm.
Emmy, hope your mum is doing OK at the moment. Is she still having treatment? Your racing plans sound really fun - how many marathons have you done to date?
Mamafox, really hope your knee feels better soon. Hopefully you have nipped it in the bud early.
Shades, could you try freezing the cheese pieces so they don't melt too much when you are racing? Hope the toe feels better soon.
Big G, Paula will always my biggest hero in the running world (aside from Shades if course). It's such a shame that she never got an Olympic gold as her marathon record will won day be taken from her, although it is of course testament to her that it has survived so long. I read her book a couple of years ago and was really inspired. A couple I know were in the same year as her at Lougborough uni and say you could set your clock by her presence on the track on set days and times - even back then she was known for her dedication and discipline as much as for her talent.
Lee - really sorry to hear that you won't be doing Chester in October. Hope your achilles starts to improve soon.