Ceal - thank you for the news of JJ, - send him a hug from me, and suggest he might post some photos of his garden on the thread (he has done that before). I'm glad he and Mrs. JJ are well. And the Doodle.
Long day today. Work in Aber, then ran for nearly an hour on the Uni's running track (it was very windy, but the rain held off for most of the time I was running) and a rather horrendous drive home through sleet and snow over the high ground, turned back to rain as I came down to lower levels.
Red, very good news on your friend Denny. Keep us posted. So you've got another TWO marathons coming up this weekend?
Good news on continuing recovery, Doubly Bionic.
WtnMel - glad you're joining Almost Athletes; it sounds like a good club. My subs have never included a club t-shirt, but I have bought one.
Was in Aber today, and had planned to run on the Uni's running track. However, by the time I was ready to go down there it was about 4.30, the wind was howling, the rain pouring, - and it had been such a nice start to the day! I nearly just went straight home instead; then thought well I might as well go and look at it, it's lower ground, perhaps the wind won't be quite so bad. The wind was just as bad, but it more-or-less stopped raining, so I ran for just short of an hour, including two fastish (for me) miles - not a 2-mile stretch, but a mile, then about 6 mins jog recovery, then another mile. A very fast young man kept zooming past me.
Drive home was not much fun, - rain came on again, turned to sleet, then to snow as I went up into the hills, but the snow fortunately wasn't "sticking" on the road (though there was a lot on the adjoining countryside), then back to sleet and rain as I came down the other side of the hills. Glad to get home.
Alsoran, that is such a sad story, I hardly know what to say. Such harsh feelings within families are really distressing. As you say, not only do you feel very sorry about it but you always will. I can pray for you, and I will (undoubtedly so will Aws, if he happens to look in on this thread) but it doesn't sound as though that rift is likely to be healed this side of eternity. I'm so glad you have your 27-year-old daughter whom you have a good relationship with.
Canute also contributes to the Over-50s thread on the Fetcheveryone website, and is full of interesting and well-thought-out information. Always worth reading.
Welshpoppy - yes, thank you, I did Liswerry (even blogged about it on Fetch, - much more about me than about the race, though). 8 miles, all flat, all on road, 1 hour 34 mins. It was wet and windy (so what else is new?). It was chip-timed, so I started off right at the back, having nothing to lose thereby, and succeeded in overtaking a few, - there were 8 behind me at the end. I met LazyDaisy from Fetch there; we have met before, and were glad to see each other as otherwise we'd both have been there on our own. Had a cup of tea together before we went on our way. Well done for 5 miles on a treadmill; that is truly heroic.
WD60 - sorry to hear about the diagnosis and the need for steroids, - but I note you're determined to make a come-back! And although TS thinks it "unlikely I will ever run again" I also note you haven't actually given up but are still run-walking!
Went swimming today. The weather was absolutely awful, - so glad I hadn't planned a run!