Big, I've been in tears reading your posts, I'm so sorry to hear your loss. Even though I have never met either of you, I think the strong bond and love you shared for each other really shone through in all your posts. From your obvious pride when describing what a great teacher she was to your happiness when talking about your trips to Bruge. I too loved the snail pic and remember thinking at the time how lucky her pupils must be to have such a lively and enthusiastic teacher. It was clear to us all what brilliant parents you would both make. Really treasure those memories that you have. It sounds like you experienced more love in those years together than many people experience in a lifetime. You clearly made each other very happy.
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Sensible decision Shades. Hope you have a relaxing weekend.
Hope the hamstring niggle is OK for the weekend, Emmy. ANOTHER double?!
I predicted the referendum result to the nearest percentage point. Wish I'd put a bet on now. Relieved as an English person but I think I would have voted yes if I lived up there.
Big G, just wanted to say that you and your wife have been constantly in my thoughts over the last couple of days. I really hope that you are both OK. It must all feel so raw still. Please give Mrs G an extra big hug from me. xx
Big congrats to Mowzer and Emmy for incredible endurance racing over the weekend. Emmy, that cactus is huge, what have you done with it? I hope Boyska isn't scared of it. Mowzer, why are you decluttering? I need to do that but can't bring myself to get started!
Shades, I really hope the hamstring continues to heal. Sending healing vibes your way. Is Hereford a marathon? Glad you didn't trip over the hedgehog. Haven't seen one in ages, they're such cute animals.
Managed 4 miles last night and 8 today. Achilles seems to be on the mend, although when running feels more of an effort to lift that leg. I'm sure strengthening exercises are needed.
Big G, thinking of you and Mrs G. My neighbour has just had her second child. She told me the name yesterday but I've already forgotten so will have to try and remember before I write the card. It was a name I've never heard before though.
Big, what an exciting time for you! Hope baby G decides to make an appearance soon. It's my birthday on Thursday, so if she can hold on 3 more days that would be perfect (but then you'd need to find a Scottish name for him/her as it's also referendum day!.
Shades, ouch, hope the hamstring is OK. Have you tried taping up the foot yet?
S32, I don't know my exact time from last year and this year (they'll be on the trophy when I get it back) but I know last year's 10k added up to 42:XX whereas this years started with 43:XX. Mamafox, the grass really wasn't that long, I just much prefer concrete and needed an excuse! Did a 13 mile run yesterday morning and felt much better about running after that as it's the longest I've run in a few months. And achilles was fine whilst running and better this morning versus last week.
Mamafox, sorry you had a bad run - I'm sure though that once you have got rid of your cold you'll be back on top form. Could you get some multi vits or extra Vit c to speed up the recovery?