It IS funny isn't it Heather! Well done you! Your story did make me smile. I had to resort to 100s counting today, but I managed 17km. Lots of positives for me, as modest as the achievement is in comparison with everybody else's lately.
Best of all, I had ZERO gall bladder pain. This is the first time since removal of the wretched thing last June. I now realise I'd forgotten what running (relatively) pain free felt like.
Brilliant work Iozza. Sorry to hear your news Orbutt and BG. Good to hear from those getting off the injury bench and back on track.
Eggy - that's quite a feat. I'm uncoordinated without needing any assistance from ice! I know you advocate the 5 x 20-milers throughout training. Do you do them on consecutive weekend, or do you space them out?
Just loads of other stuff in life going on. And I will gladly concede I am one woman who just CANNOT multi-task. If I want to do anything to even a passable standard, I need to focus with care.
I've had a lot of big life changes these last 2 years, and the last 2 months have been particularly stressful. I've been working with TD on starting our own business. This has involved negotiating how the shape of my work will look for the next while.
It means things will settle a little and I'm looking forward to the breather, but it's also meant all my concentration has been taken up with that.
I guess when you're trying to figure out how you're going to earn your livelihood, it's not surprising that training for a marathon seems a bit less of a priority!
Plus there's been a few unhelpful sicknesses in there...and the cold weather....and I needed to reorganise my sock drawer....
I think I'll do some cross-training tomorrow on the bike before I attempt a longer run on Sunday.
Eggy - I moan about our weather, but it can't be a patch on what you deal with! Getting out the door is really half the battle, I think. Once I'm standing out there in my kit, motion is the only way I can think of to feel less of a pillock than standing around in forming fitting lycra!