Sorry, I keep checking up on here, but then so much time is taken up waiting for those bloody annoying adverts to subside that i then run out of time to actually post, so I will answer your lightning round and then come back to speak to everyone else.
I am getting on ok, Boston emotions were a bit of a rollercoaster - as well as being incredibly happy, I also got quite sad that I couldn't tell my daddy about it. Still will be lots of fun, although can't quite understand why I've not yet booked flights.
Yes, oxford half on Sunday - seem to have over tapered, as I haven't run since last week- have been to London twice to fairy-godmother! he is just SO CUTE!
No, not too many questions.
Well, lets have a meet up then - I'm running a Running Technique workshop on the 17th, but am free on the 18th so would love to come and cheer -perhaps we could have a meet up for late lunch/dinner or something??
Chicksta, it was a tough cut off this year- you needed to be 2 min 28 seconds quicker than your qualifying time to be accepted - I feel for those who didn't!
I can understand that you must be anxious about running a marathon with your heart condition, but presumably you are accustomed enough to listening to your body to stay safe? I know we forget it on here (and I am forgetting it the most right this moment), but it is just a marathon, so if you don't feel right, remember that and do the right thing.
Malcs, I see your point about the glutes, but if he's like my sports masseure, it'll feel nothing like a bloke rubbing your arse, and a lot like torture of a very pointy thing (elbow) grating a knot against pelvis.... but deeply relaxing once released!
Incidentally, I had the worst run ever today! Was meant to go out for 8 miles steady, but kept putting it off so only had time for 6... which i didn't even manage as I had to keep stopping to walk... Clearly I've not replenished my glycogen stores since Maldon half on Sunday, and running in the midday sun wasn't great either. I have a feeling all my runs in the next week or so are going to be superb though!!
Malcs, what about a sports massage? Sooner rather than later? Might be enough to set whatever it is straight?
Sorry about your cold Mr P, have you been put in an isolation room?
RR and Malcs, I'm hoping you can be sympathetic about a different kind of maranoia. I've not experienced it for a little while since gaining GFA for London, but I am going absolutely MAD waiting to hear from Boston! They seem to keep moving the goal posts- Sarah A heard just a couple of days after she submitted her entry, but she's super speedy.
Because they have had more qualified entries than places, its the fastest qualifiers first. With 4 minutes and 13 seconds of leeway, I'd be quite surprised if the result was negative, but I am still going crazy, and checking the website constantly. They first said that I would hear by the middle of this week, then they changed it to say they will START telling people on Wednesday this week, and now its becaome 'emails will be sent out from Wednesday afternoon'.... so in boston time, that means I'm waiting until this evening!!! I will probably get my London magazine before then!
So, in conclusion, I would say that maranoia is a waxing and waning condition, kind of like the fever associated with malaria . . .