John B - good luck with your boundary race. You say "only" 2.5 miles but the trouble with that is you'll have to race it all-out, no respite at all.
TS - the wedding part of your weekend should be jolly, but I doubt if the other part will be. I like Graham's "bouncebackability" word, - that would really make the predictive text thingy stop and think.
Graham - no over-65 category, rotten.
Welshpoppy, so in spite of being Welsh you are actually Irish?
5 x 1km at the best speed I could muster, which was mostly in the lower 10mm range, with 3 mins walk break between each km and the next. And a warm-up and cool-down. Off to London tomorrow for the BUPA 10k on Monday.
Never knew about the Brylcream machines! - presumably they were only in the men's changing rooms, women keeping their hair in place with hair spray.
5 times 1km today, with pace in the lower 10mm range, and 3-minute walk breaks between each km. Cold seems to have gone almost entirely, - must be all the vit C I blitzed it with. Off to London tomorrow.
TS - love the idea of Our Lady of the Taper being an appropriate patroness of runners. There isn't a patron saint of runners (I've checked - the nearest we get is St. Sebastian, patron of athletes) so Our Lady fills the breach very nicely. I have very recently acquired an iphone 5, - never had a smartphone before. Elder Daughter persuaded me. Absolutely agree about the touch-typing. On the other hand, if you keep an eye on what it is "predicting" as the next word, more often than not it predicts correctly and you don't have to type the full word. (Found it rather depressing, realising how predictable I am).
John B - oh yes, Aws has paintings with hills. In fact, I'm sure I've seen some with steep-sided mountains.
Years ago after i'd sprained my ankle a physio advised me to stand on one leg when cleaning my teeth. I've been doing it ever since. Does help to use an electric toothbrush, though.