BM Running too has saved me, similar situation. Eldest had a breakdown a couple of years ago when the house was burgled when he was home alone, he dropped out of school and I gave up work this year to stay at home and look after him. He's in and out of hospital, most recently last week. It's been very, very stressful. Heading out on my own clears the head and keeps me sane.
Aaron well done on your PB!
TD great idea and love the contributions. Can't decide between solo running over (not round) Arthur's Seat in a blizzard last February and running through Glen Affric in the worst conditions the running group had ever seen late October. 34k of gale force wind, biting rain, up to our knees in icy water at times and the path so waterlogged it was like running in a stream. Add in sheer drops and hypothermia. Loved it! Oh and the Mud Run with PC, totally mental but what a sense of achievement. In fact this has been my best running year, broke my 10k PB three times, came first in my age group at my one and only Park Run and clocked up the most races ever in one year. Only disappointment was Paris Marathon when I got a PW ...
Malcs, congrats, hope you can now relax a bit and get on with life and training.
Another suggested pee place is the McDonald's on the Champs, that's where I've been going the last few years. I too tried the she wee at a festival but doesn't do it for me either. Would rather squat behind a bush. ATM and I have done this on the Champ de Mars and at Vincennes. There will be pee plaques all over Paris shortly.
Greetings Stuart, sheepshaggers unite Another Dons fan here, who actually went to Gothenburg. One of the best nights of my life. Which says a lot about my romantic life. Or rather lack of it.
Being on the injury bench sucks. To add to my woes I have spent the morning throwing up and now there is a train strike in Paris starting tomorrow until Friday morning. Alarm will have to be reset for 04h45 on Friday. ATM, sent you a link with predicted train times for tomorrow. Check it out so you don't get any mauvaises surprises. Bon voyage and see you in the café at silly hour. Flag all ready.
PC, we need to fix up a meeting point for Sunday's race. If I can't run I'll cheer you on.