Alsoran - well done on the half marathon distance - good work!
Torque Steer - sorry to hear you have been put on hold till 1 Apr - good to see you are still walking.
Ceal - huge congrats on your new grandson - enjoy the cuddles.
Our littlest grand daughter got her hand shut in the school pool gate. Her left ring finger was badly broken, so they had to operate on it. She was very brave and is now wearing a cast and looking forward to going to school tomorrow.
I had a big day yesterday. My son had entered the 34km Hillary trail run, an event he and my husband did together last year, but this year my husband had a sore leg so I decided that I'd been out for 4hrs walking, had done a 27km run recently, that I should be able to handle it.
It was a stinking hot day, and the 34km event started on the beach at Piha at 11 am. It took us over 3hrs to get to the 18km point, and by the 28km point there was a feed station, but it was at the top of a series of steep, steep, stairs.
I got up the first lot and started heaving, then the next set and just kept vomiting and vomiting! I was completely wasted. I didn't know how I could get to the top. Somehow I crawled up there, sat down, got bad cramps in my legs, had some coke, another competitor gave me some salt. The medic wanted to pull me out as he said my pupils were tiny and I could hardly walk.
I just thought I'd been out there for so long in the heat, battled those hills, I had to finish. I'm not sure how long I had been stopped for as my Garmin had died just like me, but my son managed to get me to the finish - 7hrs 31mins!!
He'd struggled in the first half of the course, but I guess for me it was just the length of time we were out for - the heat and the tough course that did me in.
I now am the proud owner of a buff that says "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
Chris - good luck for Saturday - would be great if the wind was behind you! I would love the rain as the heat just takes it out of you. Have a great run, but remember not to go too fast in the first 5km. Good that you will be able to have a look at the course.
I've run 9km this morning - by myself - Wednesday training partner has left for Taupo for NZ Ironman on Saturday. Everything is happening on Saturday including my 45th wedding anniversary!