Why: something different from running and quite good against floppy arms
Last hard: weekend
Last rest: Monday, sort of
Difference between Coleman-style gaffs and Inverdale is that the latter's comments were based on somebody's body shape, not just silly words. While I take Blister's point that these guys fill the airwaves with all sorts of waffle, there were other ways to frame that sort of question if he really wanted to point out she doesn't quite look like the usual polished super-model. BTW, I love RFJ's suggestion for his punishment! Would be a good one for charity, too!
Cricket and writing go hand in hand for me, so if you need me I'll be working on that article with a "rewrite and resubmit". Yay!
OH: I found out last year that Haar is called (transl. to English) "the (sea) flame" here. I'm unsure of the etymology but the effect is just the same.
Did a 25min strength workout with some online video that really did me in, had cardio bits thrown in, too, and I was not ashamed to adjust downward where necessary. I want to keep on moving but I'm not going to break anything.
Paddy: not chasing the dream, just have a three year post-doc (though it is the Rolls Royce of post-docs, I have to admit). Beast of the east sounds good- I do remember the Launceston Half well, it was termed "the real beast of Cornwall" and oh boy it was...
Lyrics: yes, I believe so.
Blisters: Pirates training? Ooooh- full length ironman in the works, or something more modest? I've been away too long.
Alehouse: isn't there a legal limit on how hot class rooms can be? V. happy that teaching is over here. I escaped home when the office started to heat up.
Trying not to get annoyed over silly tennis-related stuff, either gongs or potential P45s. Just observing once more the world would probably be a bit better if people actually thought first about what they were going to say, and if they wondered how it would feel if they were at the receiving end of such a comment. We're all equipped with a brain but some of us need some training on how to use it...
I have been away from the forum while the semester was wizzing by, but now that is over, and I believe you may be interested to know this:
Stickless and I completed the SLMM yesterday, with time to spare on the cut-off time! It was great fun. We were slow, as we expected, but we managed to find all the controls, get up all the required hills, and down again. The final descent was more or less sliding down between the gorse bushes, and I was this morning still finding bits of gorse in very unexpected or unmentionable places.
Stickless is absolutely chuffed, and wondering how to break the news to her neurologist
We're already planning the next one, if our calendars allow for a reunion of Team Kingfisher
I am moving to the US in the next 6 weeks, so if you don't see me around again for a while, just assume I am still floating on little endorphine-enduced clouds for the time being.
hope all is well, and may the training and racing be fun!
Back from a nice bike ride out to the coast, then a run-walk on the paths through the dunes. I wanted to do my usual 9-1 run-walk ratio, but the shoes thought otherwise after about 35 minutes, and forced me to walk a lot more lest the sole of my feet and toes would fall off. (that is what it felt like). Still, 1h40' of forward motion, before biking back in record speed. The wind has turned, obviously.
I hope the slightly milder weather is here to stay for a bit longer. It made for a nice change.
Now off to do some more scheming and planning for the training weekend Stickless mentioned. Nice excuse to pick out some lovely bits of Cornish coastpath...
Hope all is well with everyone, I've been away because too busy to keep up, but training goes alright. Will probably disappear again for a while, work is mental at the mo.