Its been a traumatic time recently.My Dad was in hospital and its not good.Hes back home but is having to have chemo.Hes nearly 80 and has had a few health problems in recent years but nothing like this.
Therefore Im not putting any pressure on myself regards running,etc though have entered a 10k in sept.Running really helping me though,to try and keep strong and lift my mood etc
Its really tough,but OH as ever a brick and I'm busy with the children etc.
I just thought I owe you all an explanation re my disappearance
Great running all,especially B+T!Many congrats on your PBS,well deserved!
Sorry for my absence recently.I've had a couple of work issues to work through and my eldest has had her SATS exams this past week so been pretty busy.Not really enough time to log on ,let alone post!
However have been out running,great stress reliever!Nice to just be doing some shorter runs after the marathon.Trying to build up some speed again.Need to book up some races too.Am though looking at doing the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon in December so probably be marathon training again this autumn.Also will do Swindon HM in Oct,a local 5 mile race in July and a couple of other 10k races.
CW,I saw your post about Parkun in Abingdon.You will enjoy it,it's flat but varied terrain and nice mix of people.I can't make it tomorrow but will be going regularly over the summer so hope to meet up.
My sister is doing some running so I'll be doing the Swindon Parkrun with her soon too.She keeps fit but has never run much preferring the gym,I told her its time to get outside and much nicer too!She has taken my advice and now is even thinking of joining a running club!
Have a good weekend all.Anyone racing this weekend?
Still haven't mastered typing on this IPad,and not sure why the blank space below!
First run since London yesterday,did 6 miles and felt fine!Needed the rest during the week though.
Sal,yes ideal weather for Manchester today.Me and Jess did it last year and it was awful!Hope they sort the baggage out this year as last year some people were really suffering while being made to wait ages for their bags.Sure it will be much better!Well done on your tempo run!Those are great splits!
Working this afternoon as extra so need to get ready.This time last week was somewhere near Canary Wharf I think!
recovering well though have felt really tired.I think the adrenaline keeps you going then a day or two later there is a massive slump especially with all the excitement build up to the marathon and my bday!
However much at times it hurt on Sunday I love the challenge of marathons and so I have made up my mind to do 10 marathons before I hang up my shoes!I have done 4 so another 6!Daft or what!I always like a challenge and something to aim for.
Need to enter a few races,have a local 10k earmarked for June,Swindon HM in Oct and I've seen a 10 mile race in Devon in Nov.Will enter the ballot on Monday for London next year but if not successful will look at doing another marathon next Spring.
Havent run since Sunday but will try a few miles on Saturday and will get back to Park run bu probably not this week!
Typing on I pad so sorry about some missing letters on my race report.