Out with the running club last night. We did basically the same route, but split into different groups, some taking short cuts and some taking very short cuts. Somewhere between 4 and 5 miles for me, I think.
Red - a caucus race? - Keep me informed!
I gave loads of LPs to a charity shop a few years ago, following my mother's death: nearly all of hers, and most of mine, though did keep a few old favourites. I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of trying to sell them, though I did look into it.
Shall be away from today until Saturday 25th, - going to Lourdes with a Jumbulance-full of mixed able-bodied and disabled people. I expect it to be interesting and eventful (went once before, with the same outfit) but not very restful! But shall not be running. Cross-training with wheelchairs, no doubt.
(Assume Ceal meant "no more..." rather than "now more...")
Aws - please don't give up, you're such an inspiration! There are loads more possibilities, beyond VLM. And it wouldn't have to be marathon distance either, that's something I can't imagine attempting. Yes, I know you have done it before, so it doesn't seem impossible to you.
NZC - Diwali? - Seems early in the year, I thought it was nearer Christmas.
Shall be away from this afternoon until 25th October, and shan't be picking up emails. Going to Lourdes on a Jumbulance, with a mixed group of able-bodied and disabled people. I count as able-bodied and am therefore officially a Helper. I went with them once before, 10 years ago, - quite an experience, and not exactly a holiday but a change is as good as a rest! Shall not be running, will have to get back into my stride on my return.
Now read both race reports, really enjoyed them, especially with the photos. Love the idea of a caucus race. But Red - round the same loop 10 times?? - and each time muddier underfoot, no doubt, because of all the churning feet.
Haven't read the blogs yet, but will do so very soon. "Just" the marathon distance, was it then Red?
Reminiscing about record players: I don't remember the dansette, we certainly didn't have one. But I remember the players that "stacked" records one above another so that they played in sequence (but only one side, so if you were listening to a longish symphony you still had to change the records manually). We went straight from our wind-up to a large and superior radiogramme, this having been inherited from my paternal grandparents. And we had an early tape recorder.
Exhausted - hope you soon get over that cold.
TE - maybe you accidentally hit one of those F keys on the top row?
Went swimming. Included a few short bits of front crawl, but not as much as a width. Wouldn't attempt a width anyway, with everyone else swimming lengths.
Ceal - under the hour for 10k, that would be wonderful!
What will Sport England use the photos for, or don't you know yet?
Hugs to Betsy. Does she take it all philosophically?
Mick - well done on the rowing. I suppose almost every exercise will make you sore somewhere. Except maybe swimming. Yes, mine is a Garmin 305. I had a long conversation with the Garmin people on the phone, tried various things they suggested, no result. It isn't just failing to take a charge, - it also switches itself on within minutes of being put on the "cradle", and when I switch it back off it promptly switches back on again. Garmin and charger are now in the post; if they can't repair it they'll let me have another one (reconditioned) cheap. Not very cheap, though.
Ran Garmin-less for exactly one and a half hours. Probably about 7 miles. Anticipated rain (had several heavy showers this morning) but it didn't rain so I was overdressed.