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Morning all! Well, just about still morning... Back and showered after a nice 6 and a bit miles. Gorgeous weather here - hope it lasts.
JT - hope you get your results soon and that all goes well at the EPU.
MM - sorry you're not well (and poor H too). Hope you have a nice weekend away.
Julie - it was hubby's birthday. Love this time of year now, because he's back to being the same age as me. He's only 5 months younger, but goes on and on about the fact that I am older than him! Great that you got a RAF scholarship to help pay for your flying. My eldest brother is in the RAF, based in Lincs. He manages a team working on Typhoons.
Camlo - LOL at your microlight experience! Please make my day and tell me that you flew from Welshpool airport - that would just make me howl! Hope you hear from your boy soon x
Vixo - hmm, a change in career... You could make a fortune, you know!
Hello Rio and GOOD LUCK!
Righty ho, better go and do some work. Currently reworking a chapter that is a bit carp. It's better now, but needs to be done by Thursday. So I need to get off here!!!!
Hee hee, wouldn't it be great if you could get your Garmin to shout at you if you didn't do your training? Now there's a thought!
Julie - yep, I'm doing a PhD! Not as glam as it sounds though, all the writing...Would love to write full-time when I'm done. Anyone got any good ideas for a novel?
Only came on to tell you some exciting news! my cousin's partner had a baby boy this morning. he's called Osian (very Welsh!) and he was 9lbs 5. Tiddler, hahaha.
It won't know you have swapped.
Well mine doesn't unless they have changed something. I can pick and choose the days I do if I don't fancy the one that is planned or it doesn't fit with the time etc
TB- Flew in & out of a few tiny airports but the plane was actually at his house in a shed so used to start & finish using the lawn as a runway..... not sure if it would have got to Welshpool . When you finish your PHD will we have to call you DrTatty??
Garmins- I have a 205 & I have to confess I've never hooked it up to the PC. Think I'll have a go when the boys go to bed as would be great to see a summary of the stuff I've done.
STILL no contact from Thailand- beginning to get worried now.
(((Camlo))) I am sure he will be in touch soon. He has probably crashed out after the long journey (or, he's enjoying a beer, as Caro says!).
Think I'd quite like to be Dr. Bogle! Quite pleased with myself on the work front today, as I have managed to edit 5 whole pages! Will do a bit more tonight once my little friend is in bed. Busy weekend with little bro visiting tomorrow, so won't have much time then.
YAY -got Garmin hooked up- 655km since March in 72 hrs!!!!!!
BOO- still no contact from blimmin Thailand...
I'm based at Keele, in Staffs. Not a lot of nightlife to distract me, and lots of beautiful countryside and hills to run up!
Am sat with laptop on my knee infront of in the nigh gdn, having survived day 1 of 4 on my own with M. Met another Mum and her son in the playground this morning, then went for a coffee. M had a good sleep this afternoon so I harevested the rest of my chillis and did some bits and bobs.
Tomorrow a friend and her dog are coming over so hopefully we'll manage a walk in the forest if it isn't too wet, followed by a pub lunch.
No running till Tues for me. However I may find time over the wk end to enter that marathon I keep going on about..........
Oh yes - anyone ever done Berkhamsted 1/2? It fits in with a marathon training prg for me and I'm not even working that wk end! The thing that really horrifies me about the marathon training prg is I work every 5th Sunday, and running 20 miles before work on a Sunday morning doesn't sound particularly appealing....I think the furthest I ever ran before work was 13 miles last time. Work doesn't start till 10.30, but will I be able to actually do any work after running for 3 hrs 1st.........
Vixo - sounds like my idea of a good evening when I'm on my own too! Nothing I like better when Ben's away than an early night with a hot chocolate and a good book.
CC - good luck for tomorrow's X-country mudfest! I'm doing a long (ish) one in the morning. Going a bit earlier because Ben wants to get on with painting in the conservatory, so I'm tucking into a nice sandwich now, then I won't have to eat much in the morning.
Caro - yuck, 20 miles before work. I spend most of the day comatose after a long run, so that would definitely not appeal! Maybe you could swap your schedule round so you don't do the really long ones on your work days?
Vixo your cats love you!
I watched Vera Drake last night which I videoed (yes we still have a video!) yrs ago and never watched. Fantastic film. Tonight I have Little Miss Sunshine which I also videoed yonks ago. Plus I ate lamb chops which hubby doesn't like!
About to get M up and make panckaes for brekkie - she's never had pancakes before.
Hubby is at the Kendal Film Festival (films about climbing and walking etc) and texted me at about 10 to say he was off to the bar. I texted him back and told him to be sensible with his sore gall bladder!
Caro - love Vera Drake. Great film - very sobering though. I always end up eating loads of mashed potato when Ben's not here, as he hates it!!
10.5 miles done this morning. Very soggy conditions, so much so that the paperboy was getting a lift from his mum!! Haha. Should just get out there and get on with it, IMHO!
Yes - he's alive & well, sent me a message on facebook asking me to check his balance & put money if necessary . Going on a safari now so prob won't hear anything for another week!
CC- Love the muddy, sloshy stuff now! Must buy some black undies & socks though as mine are all getting ruined!
I did the Elan Valley 10 mile yesterday & the river had flooded the road in several places! Seriously wet so wanted to get round as quick as possible & even managed a sprint finish to overtake a lady in the last 10yds but then paid dearly as the diarrhoea & shakes set in after about an hour. Felt dreadful & didn't improve until I had a dioralyte with a pack of salty crisps!!!!
Birthday today but not really made much difference- just doing a batch of pork stew for Archie dinners.
Well done to all those 'single Moms' on here today- don't think I'd survive if my hubby worked away on a regular basis as I seriously am the crappest mummy in the world.