Parkrun today in Potchefstroom with my 4 year old boy. We ran/walked in something like 50 minutes - beat that. It's only their 9th parkrun. Its a nice course and we ran 2 laps. The first part is in a field by the river, then cross the bridge into acacia bush-scrub. We of course got lapped, including by 2 barefoot runners - they haven't got money for shoes and are not following the 'barefoot revolution'.
10miles run from 11am. My wife dropped me off on the road between the farm and town. First 10k excellent in a nice bush wind. Last 6km getting a bit hot once in town and more sheltered. Leg still not good, but an enjoyable run.
I've done no running for the last 2 weeks. Things are feeling better so intend to go for a run today and then parkrun tomorrow.
My Mother-in-law passed away last week and we've been busy with the funeral and sort out her personal things. Family problems starting with the fallout of the will. I've had a look at a smallholding which is very tempting (8.5 ha land, 4 bedroom house, 3 car garage, swimming pool for around £55k!) but probably I would end up in Joburg/Pretoria so won't be buying just yet
Best wishes for VLM to all. Hope you get what you deserve.
Nice running Mennania. That mini-taper a few weeks ago obviously did you good!
Thanks for all the good wishes everyone. It does mean an awful lot and you all gave me a positive boost.
I realised that Two Oceans would be over Easter weekend in SA and looked to see if I could enter, but it is completely full so a good excuse not to hurt myself.
The kids are in bed and I'm just finishing up everything before heading to the airport. Then I'll be spending 3+ weeks on a remote farm mostly where even cellphone connection is limited so I wouldn't be posting on here. It'll give me time to put a plan together on how to heal everything and make some improvements and changes..
Parkrun yesterday in 48.06 with my son who is 4. He probably ran a mile total and walked the rest - job done. We'll do it in SA too as one has started in our nearest town.
Hats of to Sloakey for a nice ultra performance. Proof indeed that even doctor unapproved running is great.
I haven't been participating in this thread for a while now. I have been adjusting to a change in lifestyle which involves little computer use. Mainly I have been running after my kids and building a new fence.
I've just filled in the online withdrawal for VLM. My periostitis is back and my whole right leg has a problem. Running sends me into pain after modest distance. I have no intention to run Comrades 2014 either.
I have always drunk too much alcohol since my young days. I could stop in September 2008 and then started again in July 2012. Running has helped me a lot to overcome and replace one addiction with another. When I need it most, running cannot happen.
My mother-in-law is in the final stages of her cancer. My wife has been there a week already and I would take both children there tomorrow for at least 3 weeks.
Despite the pain I would run Parkrun today with my son and push my daughter in the push-chair. It will be run/walk anyway. The next serious target for me would be Comrades 2015 (Up run) to avenge the suffering of the 2013 Up run.