Posted: 31/08/2015 at 12:10
JJ - I've not read "To Kill A Mockingbird" either - but I already have enough 'not read yet' books to keep me going without buying any more.
RF - glad the lurgy has gone and well done re your 28mile week.
HS - I heard about the flooding 'darn sarf' - glad to hear you managed to keep your feet dry. Re the peacock - one of my friends had a phase of always seeing a pheasant on one of her routes. She nicknamed it 'psycho pheasant' as it always chased her (territory-related?)
Red - yes, its the same skinny-dip Hipps did last year (think she's doing it again this year). Fancy joining us then? As its for charidee 'n all (just not your favourite one) Well done re your 2hr plod over fields - hope the yoga-induced aches have gone away.
Ray - well done re 8.5ml run (our 'long' runs are about the same at the mo). I have the same problem with heights - I climbed the harbour bridge in Sydney when we were in Oz and had a couple of wobbly-knees moments.
Columba - glad to hear the knee appears to be healing up. Hope trip to Bristol/Greenwich is enjoyable.
BIW - that "Weinstrasse Tag" sounds great fun - can't think of anything similar here in the UK. Hope for your sake the temperature doesn't climb to 35C. Good luck with your 'homework' learning the rules for the dog exams.
My planned Friday LSR didn't happen so I did 8mls on Saturday instead. I've just been out in the rain and done a 5ml run - nice to see a few other runners out and about - one guy in particular who I crossed paths with three times as he looped around town in the opposite direction!
A running friend recommended Garmin Connect. I tried it in the past but it was horrendously slow. It has improved and my friend also pointed me towards Strava (for logging runs, routes and comparing training). One good thing - Garmin Connect will synchronise with Strava and Fetcheveryone and automatically update them for you (you can even sync Strava with Facebook should you wish to do so)
Margaret and I have decided we've had a long enough break from sorting the new house - so we're getting stuck back in to the various jobs. Margaret finally has a mirror up in the bedroom - hopefully by the end of today the living room mirror will be up as well and she'll have an extra shelf in the larder.