Goodness AF! That is some mileage! Good for you Sounds like a nice holiday.
Franny - that is great. Have never been on a machine like that and I think I would be a bit nervous.
Jude, I know you are a vege so well done at coping with your hubby's hunting. I saw the photos of your day out and thought your burgundy dress absolutely lovely. That is my favourite colour to wear but you have a much trimmer figure than I do. And 15 miles is a great run.
This afternoon we walked down to the beach. The girls had short wet suits but the water/air temp was a still a bit chilly. But whilst we are sitting there enjoying a relatively empty beach a huge class of about 40 kids arrive with instructors to learn how to surf. The rudeness was unbelievable. They just barged in took up a huge stretch of the beach just 5 feet in front of us and began the warms ups and training making so much noise. I was rather annoyed. Because the girls were swimming we had chosen the area in sight of the life guard station and it appears that was what they wanted too.
MC - good to hear you finally got off the M25 and home again safely.
DJ - well done on your first parkrun! And Franny on your fantastic time. I don't even bother to dream of speed like that.
We went to the parkrun at Bovey Tracy which is held at a National Trust property. It could not have been more different than ours at home. Very beautiful through the woodland paths and very difficult. One particular hill of the kind that makes you weep. No one could run it. In fact it was almost hands and knees crawling up it! But so much fun.
Then we went hiking over Dartmoor. 7 miles, 5 'tors' and few rock climbs and one paddle. Am so proud of my family especially 7yr old Smidge who managed it all with no problems.
We are increasingly finding that we can't invite friends to come with us on days out because they are not fit enough to keep up with us! That sounds silly, but it is true and sad. Today my girls were saying how sorry they felt for other kids who miss out on so much because they don't 'do' things. MC - do you find the same with the friends of your sons?
I made a chocolate orange swirl cake last night. Anyone fancy a cuppa and a slice of cake?
I'm 39 and despite the running/cycling/ eating very well, my middle is spreading. Muffin top jeans is not an attractive look, so I have yesterday I did my first HIIT session. My number 3 daughter (who isn't particularly interested in running) did it with me and she is in better shape than I am this morning! 20-30 mins of HIIT is awfully hard work and I'm not sure I have enough self-discipline to do it 3/4 times a week. Going out for a slow run is much more appealing!