Posted: 26/01/2016 at 16:30
Big G and Ian - glad you enjoyed Barcelona . I might have to have a look at Barcelona marathon, but it won't be until at least next year now.
slowkoala - that gravity defying cake is fantastic . Do you have to keep it in the fridge all the time?
Shades - I've already entered the Suffolk marathon! It's called Haverhill which I hope it's not . I've more or less sorted most of this year out, but there are a few dates in August and September that I still have to decide upon. I don't know what happened to my plan to run events less frequently (can't really call it racing) and spend more time sightseeing etc . Is your half run by Hogweed Trotters? I've often seen the backs of their vests as they pound past me .
Another long walk on Sunday although not wet and certainly not as muddy as last time. Boots performed well and were comfy although obviously much heavier than running shoes. I wore 2 pair of socks - my thin toe socks (that I wear for running races) underneath and a walking pair on top. Was initially concerned that the boots might be too big, but by the end of the walk I was glad I hadn't got anything smaller.
As well as my boots (bought from a local shop) I've also bought 2 new pair of racing shoes (off the internet). Same (discounted) price as usual, but there was also an extra 10% off and no postage to pay for 2 pair. I only have one pair for races - currently on 300 miles. All my others are too small and I wear them for training. Some I can wear with the insoles but no socks and the others with socks but the insoles taken out.
I'm really enjoying Tai Chi. The hour passes so quickly. I'll need to make time to do some 'homework' but obviously it can't be rushed and squeezed into the odd 5 minutes. Everything is done very slowly, often with 'poses' being held. My arms certainly ache afterwards .
Lovely run with 'Daytime' group this morning. Bit chilly and very windy but we got back before the rain. We surprised a group of fallow deer who were really close, but they trotted off down the hill when they saw us.