That sounded like an interesting marathon to spectate at Big G! Enjoy Bruges.. I'd definitely slope off on your own though.
SK - Wow! A sub 40min 10k is FANTASTIC well done you. Did you go flat out from the start and hope to hang on or did you try and go on even splits? I bet it hurt.. mind you that would have satsfied your dad - didn't he say once that a 10k was supposed to hurt?! LOL at his reaction afterwards too
Shades - Must be a weight off your mind that all that paperwork is done.
No injuries with rifle yesterday and this mornings school trip passed without mishap too (they had scissors not secateurs after all) There was only one dodgy moment in my group when one wailing child held up one red hand but it turned out to be grape juice thank God.
31km long run done this morning. Felt better at the end than I did after my last long run so that's pretty positive. "Better" is relative mind you.. still had aching legs and glad to touch the "Stop" sign at the bottom of our village which is my end point.
One of the boys' birthdays today. He has his first air rifle. I am staying firmly in the house along with the dogs, daughter and parrot. The other boys and OH are running round setting up targets etc. Tomorrow is also going to be risk filled. I am helping out at smallest sons primary school. It is grape picking time and they have organised a trip out to a local vineyard. A whole class of 3 and 4 year olds let loose with a pair of secateurs each
Shades - I find it impossible to do any gym exercises at home so I'm sticking to this class. It's the only thing I've found which is (reasonably) local to me. I think a kettle bell workout really needs the structure of a class. It's actually thanks to you that I bought one in the bargain bin at Lidl and now have a lovely orange doorstop
Big G - Of course you should have your goody bag!! I had a DNS at Nantes a couple of years ago and picked up a nice tech tshirt. I only use it for training runs mind you! Enjoy your trip and a Hi to the lovely Emmy from me too.
Run over past the wind turbines this morning which went well. Saw a hedgehog in the middle of the road so stopped to push him over to the side. Thought he seemed a bit light so switched my knuckle duster lights on (Only have them on if I see a car coming or if avoiding puddles) only to find I was carefully saving the life of a dried up sunflower head
Hi Louey Good to get that 22 miler under your belt.. when is Abingdon?
SK - Ha! Yes, La Rochelle IS a marathon, I did it last year after Cognac but there was a three week break between the two. Cognac was the race I had been training for so the pressure was off for La Rochelle. Good job really as it felt like someone just pulled the plug out at km 35! I would say I'm definitely just a two marathon a year girl though. Saying that... ditherditherdither..
Big G - That's a shame about Brussels. However you've got a great training base behind you for another Autumn marathon AND you can relax and throw yourself fully into those belgian beers now
Shades - You're battling off that cold aren't you?!
We did do step again last night and I seem to be getting a bit better at it but I'm not sure if it's giving me a good workout though. I'm so busy concentrating on where my feet should be I'm not really throwing myself into the exercise itself. However, as I reasoned to myself in the car on the way home, I am doing a lot more than I would be if I was at home at that time of the evening.. ie sitting on my bum with a Jack Daniels in my hand