Well done, Daffs - on both counts. Some really good going there.
Welcome back Cheesy
I have had a great day so far. MrC went on his course at 8am and left me with the whole day ahead on my own as will be the case til Sunday. I did 25 mins of yoga and then a steep and hot walk of a good couple of miles in one of the nearby parks. It doubles as a ski-run in the winter, so you can imagine that it was pretty steep!
Lunch in a nearby cafe, a spot of getting maps and other info to plan the rest of the week and then into the pool and hot tub back at the hotel. Just time now for a snack, a lie-down before we go shopping this evening.
Morning all from a very beautiful Maine, watching the sunrise over the harbour from my bed.
I've read back, not retained a thing except that Cheesy DNF'd but beat his record. Sorry to hear about the tummy problems, Cheesy - sounds like you made the only decision possible to drop out at that point and congrats on breaking your record anyway!
Having a lovely holiday so far. 3 days in Boston, now in Maine until later today when we drive over to Vermont for the rest of the trip. For those of you around here that remember, MrC had a work thingy in Vermont May 2013 and I came along for a holibob. This is the same work thing again but we attached more holibob on at the front end.
I've done no running so far as my hip is playing up badly but lots of walking round Boston. I am, frankly, gutted about my hip as it is so beautiful here and I would love to go for a run. I wanted to run through the park and common in Boston too but couldn't.
Lol Nogs and DL - I've always wanted a splurge gun. Loved the film
I've just plodded 2.5 miles in 30 mins and am feeling very proud of myself. I ran most of the first 2 miles and then walk / ran the last half a mile back to the sports centre. I feel marginally better equipped to deal with the stresses of this afternoon now. It was a good thing to do.
Quick question for you all though - I seem to be struggling with permanently "heavy legs" when running. Rather like DL's rock, they don't seem to want to go anywhere. Any ideas of why this might be a problem and how I might help it get better? I feel more like an elephant than a gazelle right now so helpful comments would be appreciated.