I don't know any of you, so sorry for gatecrashing. I normally hang out in the Paris Marathon forum. Which is where I met my partner.
I couldn't resist the opportunity to share the story here because it was one of those situations where you each admire somebody from afar, thinking they are utterly unobtainable. And then life changes completely and you realise they're the type of person you only dreamed of. (You can all vomit now...)
Anyway, we've been together 18 months and got engaged running a half marathon in October.
Ho-ho-horapidrun - Brooks Adrenaline was my shoe of choice until the Shoe Whisperer here in Brussels introduced me to the neutral strike equivalent, the Brooks Defyance. I've never looked back! Could be worth a look for you too?
Hatter and Chunky - I don't care what they call these events you are doing, they are worthy of deep athletic respect. Ironman is just the brand, isn't it?
RS - I can't really remember whether they were particularly cold days, but I'll definitely keep my eye on it. Thanks for the tip.
Awwww. You were thinking about me? How lovely! I've not changed any settings (unless inadvertently, I guess) and always leave both on. I've never really seen this before - it's always gone into power mode. It seems OK at the moment. It was just weird it happened twice in such a short period of time.
Nope Kaz. No sedation, which was what I was expecting.
I have never seen TD so shaken up as yesterday. When they said it would take 15 mins I genuinely thought it was just another consultation. We'll be asking the doctor if it's standard practice to do these without sedation. It seems utterly barbaric to me, with a dangerous risk of perforating something while the poor patient is writhing, retching and spasming on the table. Can't be very pleasant for the doctors and nurses either, unless they're sadists!
I couldn't have done it...and I won't be letting anybody I love go through that again.