Posted: Yesterday at 12:40
JJ - glad you seem to be on the mend. BIW - sorry to hear about your arm, that must be very frustrating. Hope it improves soon.
Update on my "incorrect" race number: apparently it isn't incorrect; I entered as a UKA runner (presumably because I belong to an officially-recognised running club), and they are automatically given white numbers. However, I am not obliged to start with the white-number group; I have to see the race organisers before the race starts, and they will arrange for me to run in a slower group. It is not encouraging to set off with a group of fast runners and see them all disappear into the distance in the first 10 seconds!
Re bad smells on trains: has anyone else read "Three men in a boat", a comic novel written in the late 19th century? There's an account in it of someone getting onto a train with a very ripe Camembert, and clearing the carriage.
Re procrastination and excuses: I nearly always have to force myself out of the door, often telling myself that after all I can come back home if I'm not feeling better about it in the first 10 minutes. But I nearly always am feeling better about it in the first 10 minutes; in fact, I don't think I ever have come back early, once started, except on a single occasion when it started snowing.
60 mins running done, all within the prescribed 13/14mm bracket. Magnificent consistency in the first 3 kms (PT son has me recording km splits): each was run in 8 mins 26 seconds. After that they got a bit more variable.
Went swimming yesterday.