Well done Jugula! Hope the Achilles is still ok now.
Well done on your PB too Big G. Also getting a 20 miler in the day after is impressive!
Shades - It sounds like your weekend was just what you needed. Regarding those salt tablets... do you just take them in races? Probably a stupid question but how do you know if you need salt tablets?
You are right about my MiL being a whirlwind! She is actually a lovely person and I am quite fond of her. the only time I really went off her was after the Cognac marathon. We had called in after to pick the children up and I was on top of the world with my PB and GFA time to boot. When she asked me if I'd been placed in the race and I falteringly said "No... but..." she put her arms round me, gave me a massive squeeze and said "Never mind chérie, I'm sure you'll do better next time!" The worst thing was she was actually trying to be nice!!
Shades - Look after yourself - I know you love your races but that Boston race (isn't that laps as well?) sounds an awful lot on top of everything you have been through. I cannot believe your boss would want to put those days off as holiday time. Stick to your guns there, I'm sure you will.
MiLhas now left us. She has given my house a "proper" clean (which it needed), rearranged all my cupboards (which was NOT necessary) and fussed around OH (not required either in my book). She has now moved on to OH's twin brother and will be staying with him for a bit before going up to spend some time with her sister in Le Mans. She is having a ball and has vowed never to live with another man ever again(!)
Big G - Well done on that pb.. that is well fast and bodes well for the upcoming half too.
KK - Great park run from you too.
SK - You have some scarily fast people in your area.. and I'm counting you in with that lot too! Hope your son is ok - never heard of cashew nut allergy.
Lily - Sorry to hear of your Achilles worries.
Mowzer - That race sounds, quite frankly, the stuff that nightmares are made of. And then you went and got into a tent afterwards......
Keeping up my running here and still managing my weekely tempo run too My BiL has got into running recently. He is lovely but can be a bit of a know all and has been lecturing me on not doing enough stretching or fuelling properly. He may have a point about stretching but on fuelling I reckon we all do what works best for us. For me that means nothing during training runs and only taking my water belt with some orange juice when running over HM distance. On races I'll drink coke or juice and nibble at dried fruit on offer. I'm happy with that!
That is sad news about your mum Shades. What an age to get to. Knowing you were with her constantly for her last few days and that she was able to clearly explain her wishes must have been a great reassurance for her. Over the last couple of years you have often mentioned your mum and you were obviously a very caring daughter to her. You must be emotionally and physically worn out now. Take care of yourself xxx
Have a lovely weekend in the IOM Shades - I hope your foot is ok and you manage to have a good race.
Ordered some new shoes in the sales on tinternet which arrived yesterday. I use two pairs, one is fine but the other on its way out so really needed to change them. I haven't been able to find my usual ones (Nike Structure 16) so had, after much dithering, decided on getting a pair of Nike Lunarglides 6. I know I should have tested these out but nearest running shop is some distance away and they are not great to be honest. Anyway - out for a run in them early this morning - checked weather forecast and all clear. About 20 mins into my run a freak black cloud came over my head and it only went and poured down raining on me. It didn't last long but I was completely drenched. Don't get me wrong, I love running in the rain.. BUT NOT IN MY NEW SHOES!! They are (were) white as well. Gutted. For the record they are lovely and light to run in but a bit slippy underfoot in the rain. I'm planning a long run this weekend so will see how they feel for that.
Won't be around for a week here as we are off to the coast tomorrow. Really looking forward to it. All that lovely running. And of course spending some quality time with my family *cough*