Posted: 27/10/2014 at 22:23
PS - I know the outcome was not what you were hoping for but great run anyway. That looks brutal for a 10k and so soon after a marathon it is no wonder the legs gave up.
You are putting yourself under massive pressure and maybe just need to run for fun for a while even in the races you have entered. If you go into them happy with whatever the outcome you might just surprise yourself. Whatever happens when you look back on the 2014 running year I think you will be more than happy with the amount you have done and it can only stand you in good stead for next year.
Sean - great race as usual from you. That sub 40 is only just around the corner.
I will update the area list in the next day or so. Just need to read back the last few pages to see what everyone said they were doing.
Having nursed the eldest on Monday through his sickness I woke up on Wednesday last week feeling like crap, not manflu crap, real deathlike crap. Now what do you do. No sane man goes to a place like Eurodisney when they are feeling anyway ill. But this was the highlight of the trip for the 3 kids.
So I decided I would keep it to myself and hope nobody noticed. Not easy when you need to keep making a bee line for the bathroom.
So we headed for the metro to take us to an RER station for the 45 min train trip out of the city. This was tough. The longest train ride I have been on for a long time.
Security going into the park was ridiculous. 2 blokes searching bags with 100's of people waiting and I got the guy who insisted that I take everything out. And of course I happened to have the bag with the food !!
Took in some rides for the kids and then headed for Thunder Mountain (abandoned mine shaft ride). Started queuing but then had to leave as the ride broke down. Kids were disappointed.
Moved on and realised that the 2 youngest were not tall enough to go on the Indiana Jones ride. I let the OH take the eldest thinking that there was no way I could cope with being flipped upside down and inside out at the same time. The OH appreciated me looking after the kids. Little did she know at the time that it was not really a problem.
Girls were not happy so we went to the younger kids are and took in a few rides including 'It's a Small World'. The song is as annoying as I remember it from the last time I was at Eurodisney nearly 20 years ago.
My secret came out soon after when I refused to eat anything for lunch and my OH did admit that she thought it odd that I kept disappearing to the restrooms.
I had thought we would be in the park until 6pm but around now we discovered that the park was open to 10pm. My heart sank.
We split up for a while with my OH and eldest doing the big rides and I took the little ones back to Thunder Mountain as this was the only roller coaster type ride they could do.
After queuing for an hour the ride broke down again and I think I had a sense of humour failure. However I was redirected to City Hall where we were given passes to bypass the whole queuing thing completely and join a few rides at the exit point.
Took in a few rides for the little ones and then headed back to Thunder Mountain. It was about 8pm and well dark. Must have gone on this 4 or 5 times in quick succession. The kids loved it. It is fairly fast and dark but in the back of night it was extra special for them.
I have no idea how I held it together through this. It was a close thing once or twice.
Fireworks show and then headed for 'home' Got back to the apartment near Notre Dame after midnight and the kids were more or less sleeping while they were walking the last stretch.
Great day out for them.
An endurance event for me. Somehow got through it.