Posted: 16/12/2014 at 20:52
Hi everyone - had my week off work last week (bliss!) so was 'offline' most of the time. I was catching up on some diy jobs and mended a fence (new post needed) and removed a load of brambles amongst other things. Also did my xmas shopping and got my cards written and posted. So it was a useful few days all round.
BIW - lots of nice presents on your retirement I see. Curry and beer go down well here too - but korma or tikka are about my limit.
Exhausted - how lovely to have the beach to yourself on your run. How did that recent 'sprint' go?
Columba - yes, agree about arranging to meet up at or around Bath Half. Sorry to hear you've had a cold and eye problem.
HS - thanks for reminder to not neglect intervals, tempo, fartlek runs when HM training. My long runs include some hills (large and small) and are not exactly flat. Sorry I missed your birthday - belated wishes anyway. Agree was good to see Jo Pavey coming 3rd in SPOTY. Sorry to hear you've also been suffering from a cold but glad to see you are feeling better now.
Red - I've seen lapwings when I've walked on the Marlborough Downs (once when the males were doing the 'falling from the sky' thing to attract the females). Sounds like the Hokas are wearing in nicely.
Mrs Wm has been suffering with a cold lately. I've not caught it yet and have been sleeping in the East Wing (spare room) and it's just pecks on the cheek that Mrs Wm gets at the moment!
I didn't run at all while I was off work. But I went out on Saturday and did 10mls. It wasn't pretty - but I got round, albeit 6 mins slower than the last time I did the same route in October. I've been out tonight and done 4.5mls - a better run this time and I christened my new Saucony socks. And wearing them, have realised how my feet should feel (cushioned) rather than how they have been. Time to 'retire' those old socks methinks ..