I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I have not posted since the other day as I could not bring myself to write anything.
That was a beautiful post about your lovely wife and your life together. I didn't know Claire but felt I knew a little about her as you mentioned her frequently during your writing here. She was obviously a very special person. Every time you talked about her it would bring to mind that photo you put up of her dressed as a snail. I remember thinking that anyone who could do something like that would make an amazing mum.
There are no words Big G. I would like to say that I am there for you but that sounds hollow. But I am. I will be thinking of you all the time and especially when I run.
Emmy - Fabulous running from you - I know it's a cliché but I honestly don't know how you do it Congrats on your prize - I'm guessing it was the Cowboy themed mara to have a prize like that!
Iain - Eye wateringly fast running from you as usual. Amazing - and great to hear you felt comfortable and enjoyed that sort of pace. Just don't do it again and risk buggering it up for Chester!
Big G - You must be on a roller coaster there - so exciting - Hope Mrs G is getting some well earned rest.
Mowzer - Thank you for your congrats re my PB (and Jocelyne!) but I feel a real humbug next to your achievements. Well done - That must have been incredibly challenging and to top it all it sounds like you were camping as well. You are an inspiration.
Shades - That's going to be a disappointment if you miss Hereford, it would have been a good opportunity to see if your foot holds up too. However.. it would be unthinkable for Shades to DNS the Shadies marathon at Chester!
Still not feeling great so no running today. Was supposed to be doing a HM on Sunday but at the moment just the thought of it makes me feel tired so I think I'll be giving it a miss.
Jugula - Not long to go then.. and a night marathon is going to be well exciting!
Lily - LOL with your long run looking like two!
SK - Well done on hanging on to your trophy! Were the other runners slower too? Great helpful comment by OH there I bet that longer grass had a lot to do with it.. do you see Mo etc getting blistering records on long grass? No?.... well there you are then
Shades - Can't believe you nearly fell over - last thing you need. Hope that hamstring doesn't start up again. Dare I ask... foot ok?
That's a shame about Khani.. is he alright?
Worst run ever for me yesterday. Started off ok then just faded away. Absolutely nothing in the legs and walked/ran the last 6k home. Haven't got over thispoxy cold properly and think I'm still feeling effort of last week's trail too so day off today. Think I might try S32's recovery plan.....