Shades - Fingers crossed for your foot - I'm no expert but I'm guessing just a couple of easy runs this week. You say it's better when you run so hopefully things should be ok for the weekend.
Tempo run for me this morning. 5k warm up then tried sprinting between alternate telegraph poles with jog breaks every now and again for a few km followed by an easy run home. Not my favourite choice of run by a long shot but it's done now. One positive note was that my easy pace felt vety easy afterwards though!
Sounds as if you're getting in some lovely scenic runs SK, I'm SURE you can find a running shop and pick up a pair of lovely new shoes Enjoy the rest of your holiday
Shades - I've had a quick Google of the IOM marathon and it looks great. I've never been there.. will you be making a weekend of it?
Easy run for me today. Had to go out this afternoon as didn't have time this morning but it was a bit too hot. Saw a Mexican (well he didn't have a poncho or sombrero or anything but he LOOKED mexican) sitting in a shady doorway with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth twanging away at a guitar - which is a new one round here. Spent the rest of my run thinking about Peru. There you go.. nothing else of interest to note.
Shades - That's good that your mum is improving and they are planning a care package in advance for her. If her recovery is anything like my mum's, after the first two weeks she was able to get around safely and just built up from there. I guess it's the anaemia issue with your mum which needs looking at too.
Sounds like a good decision to put off today's race.. no surprise that you'd give up a HM in favour of a marathon Which marathon are you doing?
Easy long(ish) run of 24k this morning. Again managed to increase the speed on the second half. I live at the top of a hill and was getting fed up with dreading the end of the run and staggering up to my letterbox at the end. I have jiggled things up a bit so now plan a distance which finishes at the bottom of the hill so I keep motivated towards the end and finish on a positive note! Has really made a difference Glad I got my run in early. It is already getting hot now and this afternoon is going to be boiling.
Shades - Yes, think the white owl is a barn owl - they have a nest in the eaves of our house. You're right about those seagulls. I remember OH eating his first cornish pasty at Kingsand some years ago and having to run for cover from swooping seagulls
How's your mum doing.. any improvement?
Easy forest run for me this morning. Had a break in the middle as lost the two Jack Russells who went off hunting something. Only ever do easy runs with the dogs now. Just can't concentrate with them around on anything involving speedwork or just trying to maintain a given pace.
Good luck with that race tomorrow if you decide to give it a go.