Lots of news, well done to TJB and Orbutt for smashing their PBs! I think YerMaj got a parkrun PB as well, didn't she? Hoorah!
RR, lovely run report and it sounds like an amazing experience, although I am a bit scared of the carnivorous birds! Carrion? Or live flesh? I did run yesterday, North Norfolk half marathon. I am a lesson in not running with a cold. I thought it wasn't that bad as it's all in the head area (no aches or pains, basically) but about half way round the hot course (it must've reached 20+ degrees yesterday) I felt very odd. A bit swimmy and my head had pins and needles. Not good. I walked for a bit and my lovely running buddy walked with me to make sure I was okay. I felt better once we hit some shade and managed to run/shuffle from about 9.5miles, stopping to drink some water. Disappointed with my time of 2:07:01 (1 second!!) as I haven't walked in a half marathon since Royal Parks 18 months ago and it's my worst time since then as well. On the other hand, it's a really lovely route and I'm glad I did it, as I'm looking forward to doing it next year when I don't have a cold! It's probably 80% off road, through Holkham Hall's grounds, which are stunning. The spectators had a great day for it - bright and clear, and the warmest day we've had in a good couple of weeks. The bling's pretty good too. £25 for the half marathon (£35 for the full) and you get a medal, tshirt, drawstring kit bag, bottle of water, energy powder and recovery tablet. Chip timing as well. That was my last booked race so immediately got on the internet and started looking... Wissey half marathon on September 1st looks like a goer.
Ha ha, eggy's dating tp's cousin! It's a proper Scottish romance.
Ks-I jammed in a door on Friday night. There's photos on fb. I was in a lot of pain.
Ouch! Poor you. I broke my finger playing netball a few years ago (an avulsion compression fracture, I believe it was called, for the doctors) and it was really painful - more so than being run over, more than the three times I've broken my wrist. The worst thing was I couldn't cut my sausage and mash myself. Hope it's feeling a little cooler now, m'dear.
I love my feet - they're like 'orrible 'obbit feet, all hard and leathery, and the nails are weird shapes and one is in the process of falling off - but they represent the hours and miles of training put in for the marathons. I'm proud of them! Maybe we should all post feet photos, and see who's the 'orrible 'obbit winner?
I challenge your transformers shite with Hope Floats bollocks. Monday night TV sucks, but I have managed to get my ironing done.
Monday night TV is all about Game of Thrones. Although your right about those god awful Transformers movies.
Yep, definitely, although for us it's Wednesday as we're doing weekly showings with friends. I'm half way through A Feast For Crows as well so it's killing me not being able to talk to anyone about the SPOLIERS!
Weedy - She's planning to run London next year. She got a GFA time at Lochaber last month.
Eggy - we can give her some nipple action in the Deptford marathon then
Blood donating - I think I'd be banned for recency of tattoos, but last time I tried to donate they refused and told me not to come back anyway (and no I hadn't got it confused with sperm donation...)
Me too. Not the sperm donation thing, the tattoos thing. I always seem to be either just pierced or just tattooed. I haven't done that for a year or two though, so it's about time I hightailed it down there. I wonder what my blood type is?!
Oh, I've just worked out that KOC is short for Kaz o'Clock, brilliant!
I'm very proud of my friend and dear running buddy, who ran a 10 mile race on Sunday and got a county medal! She did nearly all of my Paris training with me despite not even doing a marathon, and was an absolute rock all the way through. She's not very confident with her running sometimes and is reluctant to do a marathon as she doesn't think she's good enough, so I'm so pleased that she's got that county medal to show her that she's more than good enough (as well as the months of training, including an 18mile in under 3 hours!)