Good luck with that class Big G (Have bike in quick getaway position outside)
SK - Hope sons 1 and 3 are ok - sounds like son 2 behaving himself!
Molly - Brilliant goal to go for next year. I am another useless swimmer
Shades - Horribly hot here too - I hope you postpone that HADD test until it's cooler!
Mowzer - You must be one proud mum
On my nose here; Have spent the last two days bringing in our hay. Am scratched to pièces, wheezy and have completely mashed arms from lugging bales around. Keep telling myself it's good cross training. Managed to get out for a 13k yesterday afternoon. Too hot to run and didn't take enough water.. ran out at 6k! I then decided to run faster so I would be home sooner and could have a drink. I have a feeling there is a serious flaw in my reasoning. Bit like when I know I have virtually no petrol in my car but have the urge to put my foot down to get to a garage sooner .
Won't be around for a bit now. We are off to the coast for a week. I can't wait - all those lovely early morning runs on beautiful deserted beaches. Fantastic. Am also going to try and find a couple of new trail runs in the dunes .
Erm... naturally not JUST the running I am looking forward to. Obviously looking forward to spending lots of quality time with my family... *cough*
Lee - Thanks for posting that garmin info - have made a note of that.
Emmy - All fine now, only had problems with electricity during those storms. Sorry to hear you didn't have a good race. I am no expert but I guess it might take a bit longer than normal to completely recover from your epic weekend before.
Molly - Hi
Big G - Hope that bike has a baby seat..
Shades - No I am not using my Lidl trainers. I don't think they can be the same as the ones sold in the UK. Mine have no "bounce" whatsoever so my daughter uses them for school sports (Mainly spent leaning against wall with her friends from what I can make out). I have bought another supply of Lidl running socks which are brilliant and really cheap however.
Absolutely rubbish run this morning. Tired and kept having to stop and walk. Only positive thing that came out of it was that I spotted and ate my first blackberries this year. Seems a bit early but they tasted quite nice.
Mowzer - Well done on your ultra (and for not falling over!) Don't know how you keep churning out these mega distance races.
Lily - I am not the ideal person to ask a technical question of.. the only thing I can think of - but you've probably tried - is to keep holding down power button and then trying to plug watch in to charge up again. Failing that, the service I've had whether by phone or email from Garmin has been excellant - and a repair and return within seven days is outstanding. My watch has a two year guarantee which I think is standard so if your watch starts playing up make sure you contact Garmin and sort it within this period!
Well done on that PB Shades - You must be in good form if you can still manage to get a PB in those sort of conditions. What's the training in preparation for.. have you got a particular race you are aiming for?
Lily - I hate running in the heat - Sounds like you and your daughter deserved your brunch afterwards!
SK - Great weekend for you
Massive thunderstorms here leaving us in candlelight over parts of the weekend (Nothing romantic I can assure you!). Don't need electricity to run though and managed a good 23k yesterday - lovely and fresh for a change. My Garmin was also delivered back to me on Saturday - this is less than a week since I handed it over to our surly postmistress!!! Amazingly quick - It has a different serial number so I imagine they have completely changed part of it but whatever they have done it seems to be working perfectly. We had an emotional reunion scene before heading out into the forest together.