Amazing time from Alice. I'm sure your support, TE, makes a good deal of difference.
Yes, Columba, there were 2 cakes, and 2 very happy little girls.
9 miles completed today. Phew! Very slow, but I am very chuffed with myself for doing it. It's the longest run I have done since May of last year. Then daughter H and s-i-l came to lunch with their 3, followed by daughter L who came to bath her 2 youngest - her bathroom is being updated. Consequently I am not sure I will be able to make Poldark tonight! Not even Aidan Wotsit will keep me from dozing off.
We have been lucky here with very little pollution although there was a thick mist over the coast for a while. I assume it was sea fret. No trace of it this morning. But very fresh!
Granddaughter J is to do the Tough Mudder in 3 weeks time, to raise money to go to India, working for a charity. It is her gap year. So tomorrow I will be doing a 9 miler to keep her company (not that I will be running with her!). I will run to the beach, take some time playing with Denzel, and then run home. I will probably walk some of it.
Now off to a joint birthday party for 2 little granddaughters aged 7 and 4 whose birthdays are within 2 days of each other. They have not yet twigged that there may be a possibility they are being somewhat short changed!!!!!
Oh, what did the celebrity say? I am all agog. (Not a good thing at my age)
Hello Skippy. Good to know you are now injury free.
BIW -Yes, I googled canicross, but there is nothing at all remotely near me. I don't know how I would manage with a 2 mtr bungee rope attaching me to Denzel - the result could be very amusing from a bystander point of view. But I would be willing to give it a try.
Beautiful Spring day here. No running for me today as I have done the 5 mile run to the beach 3 days in a row, but lots of walking, and yoga tonight.
WtnMel - Isn't retirement just the bees knees. Even if you will find yourself busier than ever!
Yes, Columba, I am a very early riser. And yes, I do go to bed early. This means I have to watch all the good tv programmes on catch up! Otherwise I never know how they end.
Hello Red, I seem to have in the back of my mind that you are doing 3 marathons in 4 days. What are the dates? And that presumably includes London? I was wondering - have you heard from Rabbit at all? She was training for London, I think. Will you be meeting up?
JJ - Having building work done is as taxing and stressful as tackling a marathon. I avoid it if I can. Good to know yours is nearing completion.
BIW - I was looking up canicross to see if there is a club near me but there is absolutely nothing. It looks a fun sport.
HE - I remember the San Francisco song. It was actually from the 60s. I used to play it non-stop and was desperate to go to SF and be barefoot and wear flowers in my hair. I actually did go in my first summer vacation from University. Sadly there was so much pollution that we were all warned not to look up! So the line "The sun shines in San Francisco" was a bit of a porkies. Things are a lot better now ofcourse.
I did the run to the beach again today, listening to the songs that daughter H put on my I-pod for me yesterday. ( Yes, I know, I should know how to do it myself...) It's a good route and I think I shall do it most days, now that it is light so early. There is a blackbird in my garden that sings his glorious wake up call each morning. I always hear it because I am already up, so then can then hear the other birds join in one by one. It is really lovely.