Big G - Enjoy your weekend.. planning a couple of beers I imagine?! I meant to say yesterday, regarding your tiredness etc that I wouldn't over analyse and worry too much. If you've had some sort of virus/chest infection then that can wipe you out for a while after. I had one about two years ago and it took me about six weeks to recover.
Shades - You're really enjoying your pilates classes aren't you? Are you still doing a specific strength/weight training programme too?
Bet that was a relief that it was the race organiser's mistake and not yours.
That sunny weather you're having will be getting you nicely acclimatised for the DD now - hope you won't have howling winds/freezing rain instead!
I had a good run this morning, my second since having 3 weeks off. My foot is still niggling but it is back to what it was a couple of weeks ago. My heart rate stayed nice and steady for a reasonable pace too so hopefully I haven't lost too much fitness. If I just do easy running hopefully I can eke things along like this for the next month (gets back on prayer mat).
Ha! Big G I'd definitely put that last bit in the paper
Lily - I have a Garmin 620 and am in love with it.
Shades - That's weird about your wall falling down and you not hearing anything. Maybe a neighbour saw something? I'd love to see a photo of your favourite medal(s) when you've got a minute. Favourite either because you like the medal or because the race holds a partcularly good memory for you!
Thank you for the get well vibes and sympathy everyone. Frustrating just isn't the word. I'm still going down to Carcassonne on the 5th June and if I can't limp round the marathon then maybe I'll try to hobble round the half they've got going instead. We've decided to go as I've organised care packages for horses, dogs, birds, fish and children plus a day off work and I need a break just for sorting that out! What's most annoying (and I know I'm going to come across as really shallow here) is that the appartment I've booked has one of those jacuzzi bath things with purple lights and everything. I love my bath after a long run/race and was really looking forward to the Oooooooh factor of getting into this one
Good luck on changing your diet Keith.. you're not going to find that easy are you?!
Well done to Shades and Mowzer too on your Dorset marathon - I think I preferred your Welsh medal though Shades!
I took a hike out to see my old Chinese doctor yesterday as, three weeks no running and I still feel like I've been thwacked on the side of my ankle with a hammer. He is a bit concerned that it's not healing and has chucked the hands-on-eyes-shut-body-will-heal-itself method out of the window and booked me in for an MRI scan(!) I found this quite funny until he told me he wanted to rule out completely a possible stress fracture and the only way to do this was by a scan. I've had this injury since December now so at least this might get to the bottom of it. Appointment is in three weeks. Will do some easy running in the meantime and a bit more cycling maybe.
Lovely photos Big G - they've obviously gone to a lot of trouble there. Enjoy your marshalling today
SK - I've thought about using my mum's address but the ID is definitely going to be a problem. I think I'm going to have to take my chances in the overseas ballot. That's good news that you're no longer hobbling.
Shades - Have a good marathon tomorrow.. I can't remember which one you're doing, will scroll back and have a look. Enjoy the saucisson!