Posted: 30/12/2014 at 11:08
Good to see Shadies still out running over the Christmas holiday .
Big G - that is some impressive running .
Shades - how's the decorating going now? Mine really needs re-decorating now but the thought of doing ceilings and high walls on the stairs puts me off . Last time I painted, (nearly forgot the comma there!!), the dogs (and daughter) had gone away for a week - if I decorated now we'd have mud and dog hairs stuck all over the walls .
I didn't get gastric flu (as the doc predicted) but I got a stinking head cold instead! Non-stop runny nose and could hardly breathe especially at night. Only did one 5 mile run last week I felt so rough. Had Phoenix Year End last Sunday, so braved the frost and cold and went along. How can a 4 out and back loops flat marathon on a decent path seem so hard? No torrential rain this time and no puddles/mini-lakes (and only one worm rescue) but I came in at 4:40 which was 2 mins slower than last time. Mind you, this time they had more to eat so I did stop at each end for a chocolate biscuit/cake . The fresh air helped clear my head too and cold has almost gone - unfortunately eldest daughter now has it .
Had a good time on Boxing Day visiting my son/dil and grandchildren . Youngest daughter has been at boyfriend's parents all week, but seems to have survived and is due back today. Youngest son is due back from Kenya tomorrow, but is going straight to friends for New Year's Eve and we will get to see him again on NYD.
I'm going to have a few days off as I don't have anything this weekend, then getting back into things slowly. Was looking at the new Bath- Bristol marathon, but 'early bird' price is £50 which seems a bit steep for an un-tried event, especially with logistic problems of a point-to-point.
Work tomorrow AND NYD
Happy New Year to all Shadies - any NY resolutions?