I've not posted for a while, because I've not been running much I was doing great up until the week before we went on holiday in July, then work was really busy to get prepared for going off for 2 weeks, then it's been mental since I got back (financial year end, audit, staff turnover and general crapness). I have done parkrun 4 of the last 5 weeks (one week volunteering) and I've been out for a couple of 5 milers on Wednesdays when the kids are at school. However, because I'm now "free" on a Wednesday morning, hubby keeps booking things like boiler services and electricians which keep me tied to the house! (Although to be fair, the kitchen light has been sitting waiting to be fitted since last February, so not altogether unreasonable....)
Anyway, we're off on holiday again tonight (how did October come around so fast?) so I'm hoping to get lots of walking in to set me up for starting marathon training proper when we get home. Stirling and Loch Ness have been entered, as has the Inverness half, and I'm going to enter Fort William in a few minutes.
I think the 10k I have booked for 6th November isn't going to be the PB attempt I was originally planning, but it'll be a nice day out anyway.
Will has suffered from depression and anxiety in the past - I think the high profile and stress of a show like Strictly probably isn't a good place to be if you are prone to that. If it is related, hopefully he's getting out at the first signs of a problem, rather than it making him ill.
Getting to the stage now that there are no obvious candidates for leaving. On a performance/dance level, Ed, Lesley and Naga are probably the weakest, but will probably get votes because of who they are - comedy value/admiration/Breakfast TV vote - so it's anyone's to call.
Glad Oti has a good partner this year. She went out too early with Antony Ogogo last year because of his injury. The choreography on that Paso was stunning.
I think Naga might struggle on the Charleston - she's not found enough confidence yet and may not get the acting bit right - but I'd love to be proved wrong.