As you can see I haven't dropped off the face of the planet but have been struggling a bit recently and hence a bit CBA kicked in on all sort of things.
Feeling a bit more positive now, although Liz has a scan on Wednesday which is always a worry, and even the running is starting to look like a 5 month slide has been arrested.
I will try and post a bit about my week's running holiday over the next few days. Short version is that it was a great week but I didn't have enough miles under my belt to get full benefit from it, strangely I suffered a sort of post marathon blues afterwards. Must have been good as planning to go back next year.
Good morning from the "elite" training camp on the Algarve - I say elite as it is very much what I'd imagine there training camps are like sleep, eat, run, eat, rest, run, eat, sleep.
Just popped in to say a massive well done to Tracey, Mick and Graham for their races, fantastic performances.
Like NZC said about her daughter I now tend to walk more hills than I run, using that method yesterday (where literally there were no flat bits) I mananged 10k in 64 minutes. Almost certainly my walking was quicker than my running on hills.
Good to see Impey back running and a great 5k time trial from Ceal.
Last 2 weeks have been a disaster running wise both Liz and I have been unwell and almost no running at all. I did run the Eastleigh 10k on Sunday but with no running and bad stomach all week it was a run with no energy. Managed 48.52 which in the circumstances wasn't too bad.
Ceal, you are most probably right. Achillies OK but won't run until tomorrow, already arranged treatment for Monday (after the 20, just in case).
Yesterday I won a spot prize £15 voucher for gels etc and buy one pair get a second (different ) pair free - which is handy as I need another pair of road shoes and some trail shoes for the holiday.
Unfortunately Liz is still confined to bed and as that won't fit through, even our extra wide, doorways she can only look through the bigger window we had put in in November. Initial spring target is to get the back garden sorted so that she has something decent to look at. We've just hit 4 years now since she was up for any length of time and for the first time some doubts are creeping in as to whether we'll see her "up" again - but we just plough on in the hope that she will. Amazing thing is that she is so upbeat, it's quite remarkable.