MC - Good luck for your 2nd week at work. Glad everything is going well.
DJ - Hope the doctor can sort you out. I'll look the song up now......
I did my 18 miler today in just under 3:20. (Got up at 5 so I didn't have to run in the heat and it was still dark.) Next week is a drop back week, just 15 miles I think. Everything is going well so far.....
Tomorrow the students come back and my little boy starts at my school. He just had a little tantrum about nothing in particular so I think he must be nervous.
MC - good to hear your new job is going well. A new job is always tiring. Hope you get used to the new routines etc quickly.
AF - well done on your runs and good luck for your races.
A 6 miler yesterday after school. (Still 30C! Gosh when is it going to cool down....) Just a 3 miler planned for tonight followed by an hour in the pool. 18 miles planned for Sunday. Only ever run that far once before ..........
Last shop for small son this weekend before he starts new school on Monday. The other 2 don't start until the following week.
AF - good luck for your half marathons this month. There must be a lot of races going on in your area, to be able to do 3 in one month?
Franny - well done on your early 14 miles. Lisbon half should be great.
MC - well done on your run too. Hope the new job goes well.
6 miles for me yesterday. Still over 30C. Hope it starts cooling down a bit soon as the kids come back to school on Monday and the classrooms get sooooo hot.
I'm still considering the Istanbul marathon instead of the 15K. Training is going well but when kids come back to school everything gets so busy. Just hope I can keep the training going at this level. My own kids will be going to 3 different swimming training sessions too. My little son starts at my school and they have their own swimming squad as it's a private school so he will be training with them. Middle son is still at the local council squad, (where they all started) and daughter is with her national squad so it will be crazy trying to get them all there. We will see ....... Plus, on some of my runs, and there is no pattern; they could be long or short, fast or slow I still get a side stitch. I think I'm just prone to them as I've tried all the methods to get rid of them and don't eat just before running...... Don't want to run 5 hours + with a stitch
Anyway, another hot day here and swimming tonight.
Chili - Thanks for the kind words! I'm the oldest in my department and some of my colleagues always look like they are in a fashion show. I was a bit worried about what to wear. Hope you are having fun on your holidays.
Managed a 7.5 miler yesterday after work. (Was still 30C though.)
Our new telly has finally been set up. (We actually bought it 2 weeks ago but it didn't work. The shop said they would get it fixed but we insisted we wanted it replaced as we had only just bought it, but they refused. Hubby went to the consumer rights place and they instructed the shop to replace it.) Our other TV was very old and we had to wait half an hour for it to 'warm up' every night! We aren't particularly TV addicts but we all love films.
Water has been cut off today though for 24 hours while they do work on the pipes?! Therefore couldn't face the fitness room and not being able to shower afterwards. (Fitness room has no water either.) Gosh it's like living in a developing country...