Chili,your holiday sounds great.I think it's great that Parkrun takes place over the whole country,so no matter where you are,come Saturday morning,you can find one and enjoy a different running experience,but know the routine.Your walks sound great.I guess if you are going to walk with friends,you have to rein yourself in,and take them on a walk they can manage,or accept that you will be going at the pace of the slowest.They may find an incentive in seeing how fit you are.
Franny,well done on being so fit,and feeling young.
AF,welcome back.It sounds like a great holiday,and well done on all the running.
Jude,well done on all that running and fitness,as well as all the work stuff.Enjoy your new telly.
MC well done on your 4 miler.I hope a good massage makes your calf feel better.
On Sunday I went on a photography workshop in the New Forest to take pictures of the heather.It was really good.The weather wasn't perfect,and we didn't get the sunset we had hoped for,but I got a few good photos.There were a couple of very steep hills to climb on the route,which I was glad I wasn't having to run up.
I'm going to head out for my long run tomorrow morning. I'm thinking of going on a long hilly run of about 7 miles.
The tune of today is by Paramore with ''Living In The Real World''
Well I made it to my first Parkrun,and I really enjoyed it.I was very nervous.So nervous I forgot to start my Garmin,and only noticed after 2k that it wasn't recording the time or distance.It didn't matter as I had it switched on,so I could at least check my pace,and there were km distance markers.It was great to be on a startline with other runners,and I loved the friendly atmosphere.I didn't hit my target of 35:00,but I wasn't too far out at 35:53.And part of the course was quite hilly,which I hadn't factored in.I really enjoyed it,and I'm going to do a lot more of them.My 5k PB is 26.52 on a course much harder than today's,so I have a long way to go to be at my best.
Franny,well done on your Parkrun.Sounds like you had better conditions time than last week.
Chili,have a lovely time in Devon.
Today's tune is bit of desert rock by Queens Of The Stone Age with ''Go With The Flow''.
MC, I hope you have had a lovely last day of your hols.It seems such a lovely place.
Franny,well done on the 10 miles and gym work.Hope you have a good Parkrun.
Well tomorrow I am hoping to do my first Parkrun in Eastleigh.I'm a bit nervous about it,because I haven't stood on a start line since 2011.I'm going to aim to finish in 35 mins,which should be achievable given that I still haven't got any pace back into my running yet.That will be over 9 mins over my 5k PB,but I hope to introduce some speed work into my training next month,which should see my 5k time improve.I would like to go sub 30 by the end of the year.
Today's tune is Tom Petty with ''Running Down A Dream'' .
Well I managed to run 10k today.It was a slow plod,but i never intended it to be quick.That is the longest run this year.However about 30 minutes after finishing I had yet another migraine.It is obviously the exercise which is triggering it.I just wish i knew how to stop it from happening.
Tomorrows tune is Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar and ''Thinking About You'' .
I finally had some good news about my parents old house today,and my sister and I accepted an offer of 270,000.It's 15 grand below the asking price,but there is no chain,and as we have had the house on the market for quite a few months,it is a relief.Once it has gone,then we can finally move on and get some closure.It will be sad to see the house go in many ways,but it marks the end of a couple of awful years for us.
I suffered another bad migraine on Sunday night,not brought on by exercise,which stopped me from running yesterday.I have had half a dozen migraines in the last 2 weeks,after a period of 18 months without any.I do have a tendancy to get them a lot at times.
Hopefully I will be ok for tomorrow,and I will do a slow 10k run to reach my distance target for this month.To make up for missed training yesterday, I may do my first Parkrun on Saturday,which will meet my other target.I don't expect i'll be fast,and i'll be happy to finish in sub 35 mins.
Chili,that cake sounds lovely, I'll have a slice please.Yummy. I did some baking yesterday.I made some yummy fruity flapjacks for my wife and I,and a coffee and walnut cake for the MS therapy centre I took my wife too.It went down very well with them,i'm pleased to say. I looked into the HIIT training regime,but I feel it would be too intense for me to get through without injury.
Franny,well done on getting through a wild and windy Parkrun.Just going is a big thing on days like that.
MC I hope the weather gets a bit better before you come home,and you get an alpine swim.
Today's tune is by Neil Young and Crazy Horse with ''Keep On Rocking In The Free World'' which should blow any cobwebs away.