Posted: Yesterday at 20:35
((Big G)) - just do what YOU want and when you want. If it helps then so much the better. I thought 'widows' weeds' were a thing of the distant past, but some people want everyone to be miserable all the time. You're entitled to enjoy yourself as much as anyone - I'm sure Claire wouldn't want her memory to be a stick to beat yourself with. I'll be thinking of you on Monday and hope you get some answers.
mamafox - hope the ankle heals quickly.
slowkoala & annie sophie - well done on being sweep for the park runs . A good sweep can make the slower runners feel positive about themselves.
Iain - well done on not only completing the 5k while carrying a bit of an injury but also coming first . Time for you to take it easy over Christmas.
I ran Portsmouth today, but didn't bump into Khani and Jugula (as I'd forgotten to take their numbers with me). It was a bit chaotic at the start and I think perhaps it's got a bit too big now. Tiny bit of drizzle before the start and again after the finish, quite warm when out of the wind, but the wind was VERY strong especially in the last 2 miles along the promenade. I didn't dare stop as I thought I would get blown over . Slightly different route than when I did it 3 years ago - more off-road and the shingle beach was difficult. The mud beach was yuk and we had to queue to take the driest option . Had a slight niggle in my groin (rather like if my knicker elastic had been too tight, but I don't have any - elastic not knickers!) It started about mile 8 and made my leg, knee and foot ache, then on the way back I noticed the leg aches had gone and so did the groin niggle with about 6 miles to go. Strange . Finished in 4:24 which is about 1 minute slower than last time - couldn't have gone any faster and my legs (calves and quads) ached. Worst thing was that Les P collapsed at about 12 miles and was airlifted to hospital with a suspected heart attack - I do hope he's ok, he's always been so cheerful, encouraging and kind.