Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:26
((Big G)) - I can only echo what the others have said - but keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Please feel free to say whatever you want - voicing your feelings or writing about them often helps to begin to cope with them. Glad you're feeling a bit better today.
Moore and Emmy - well done on your marathons in what sounds like horrible conditions
On Friday I went with a friend to see the poppies at the Tower of London - they were beautiful and thinking about what they represent was quite emotional. We had great weather - hot and very sunny . When we got home the place was covered in huge puddles, the rain had been hammering down all day .
Today I ran the Spires and Steeples (Lincoln to Sleaford) and after early cold fog it quickly warmed up and again it was a hot, sunny day . First half of this event is easy-ish with running mainly on cycle paths, good footpaths, tarmac or quiet roads. Second half is much harder with a few (minor) undulations, a couple of sets of steps, kissing gates and lots of stiles. The terrain changes to mainly off-road on lumpy grassy paths and a couple of ploughed fields through which many feet have made paths of sorts. The last few miles go alongside the river on a very uneven grassy path which has a slight camber and lots of holes. I pushed a bit harder this year and came in at 4:52 (45 mins faster than last year). They have walkers as well and also a half starting half-way on the course but an hour and a half later, so there was plenty of company. Good organisation, loads of route markers (didn't need to read any instructions), friendly event, hot soup at end and hot showers in a brand new leisure centre. One of my favourites