Columba, enjoy your visits to Younger Daughter and Middle Son.
The peacock took us by surprise, as it was the last thing we expected to see on the pavement. We jokingly said that it looked like it had had a pint or two and was walking off the effects. It seemed to know where it was going. If we'd had a camera/phone I'd have posted a picture of it on here.
Red, we didn't actually run on the roads, but on the pavements and round the marina. It hasn't rained at all today, and our run included some new circuits and also hill work. Total mileage 6.5 miles of quality training. The flood water had drained off the roads, so we didn't encounter any problems.
RayL, it's good that you are doing some good running and keeping busy with the help of your son and daughter.
Columba, glad you are taking it easy, but don't rush back into training too soon. You've got some quality training "in the bank," and there is not a lot more that you can do now that you haven't already done. Gentle running will help you to tick over and you will be rearing to go, two weeks on Sunday. I'm cutting my mileage, but still doing speed work with good recovery days.
JJ, massage and rest needed for your quad.
I forgot to say that we saw a peacock on the pavement as we neared the village. We stopped so as not to scare it, and it carefully crossed the road, and walked up a side road, we presumed to get to the garden of the pub. at the end of it. Neither of us had our phones with us, so were unable to take a picture.