Hello, remember me? I don't seem to get in here very often but keep up with some of the WAISTer antics on FB generally.
It was fabulous to eventually meet up with the legendary Chuggy in real life. Like she said it was such a muddle on the trains. What should have been a direct train from Rotterdam turned into three trains not counting the one that we were all sat on and they decided it wasn't going to Leiden after all and we ALL had to get off again, change platforms, wait a bit longer and get another train.
Chuggy introduced us to some traditional Dutch food and it was fabulous, simple, tasty and filling.
Missed parkrun this morning as we were disembarking from the ferry but never mind. Still doing a bit of running. Cycling to Hamm again next year with some disabled/special needs cyclists and if it comes right we are going on a leisure cycling holiday in September with some friends/colleagues.
I did enter the ballot for the London Marathon (no idea why tbh) but thankfully was turned down.
Must try to get in a bit more often and catch up properly.
Sorry to hear about your Dad JFF. We had a Humanist funeral for my brother and everyone said it was really lovely. I hope all goes well on Friday. ((((())))))
Daffs, I know what youmean about swimming and adult lessons. I keep trying to get info out of anyone who is anyway even remotely connected with swimming. I tok some lessons a few years ago but he was like the teacher you had. I could swim so he left me to it mostly. I thought he might have some clever ideas to help me improve my lousy front crawl (I'm quite good at the arms bit with a pullbuoy but not the legs bit).
I did my third triathlon on Easter Sunday (same one as the first two) but it was a PW. The girl who was in the same lane as me for the swim had finished the run before I started it! (But I'm not beating myself up about that).
I have my100th parkrun coming up on Saturday and in a Dragonboat team on 7th May. My youngest stepson is getting married on 10th July and the hen do is at York Races the day before I go on the (pared down) Hamm Ride. Thankfully I don't drink so that won't be a problem.
I'm a regular volunteer now at the local junior parkrun that is headed by Ellie so I see her most weeks.
Haven't read back far so hope you are all otherwise keeping well.
Nothing exciting happening here, just the usual walking, running, swimming, aquarunning etc. Haven't done much cycling lately but I will be stepping up on that again as I am going to Hamm again next year. However it is going to be a different format. We do the rides to raise money for a disability charity I am involved with but the rides to Hamm have always been by people without disabilities. Next year we are taking people with physical and learning disabilities.
I've had to take the day off as Evie dog (nearly 18 years old) keeps screaming in pain when she gets up. She is fine once she has moved around a bit but want to get her checked out and on some painkillers.