Got our dog a new basket, so to entice her in, my daughter laid with her in it. Looks comfy
On a run this morning my path was blocked by these cows. A runner was killed by cows near us a couple of years ago, and my wife has been chased by them, so they’re not all comedy adverts you know. I approached them slowly with hands raised and they reluctantly moved out of the way.
Was out on an early morning run up in the woods by us and came across men dressed as knights on horseback. This isn’t normal, even for Wales. I think it’s Merlin they’re filming, but don’t watch it – can anyone verify?
My wife and daughter entered me for the ballot for the London Marathon. They ask you to make the entry fee a donation even if you don’t get chosen. Today the results were announced, and, surprise, I’m not in. Not too bothered, as I’m training for the Lakeland 50 and I’m not someone who feels the London Marathon is some pinnacle of a running career (I actually think it’d be a pain to do). But they do send you this nice jacket in return for your donation – the problem is, when could I ever wear it? “Oh you did the London Marathon, how was it?” “No, I just bought a jacket”.
Close up of our feather duster
Big storms hitting britain, but was a momentary respite this evening, before more rain
What does your laptop say about you? No prize is available for getting all the sticker references
Did the New Forest Half Marathon today – hadn’t trained specifically for it, I’ve been doing more trail runs recently. I had a vague hope that those trails runs would translate into a blistering road race performance, but alas, no. It was horrible, driving icy rain as we trudged around the moors in the New Forest, and by about mile 8 I knew a PB wasn’t on the cards and lost the will to carry on. So I trudged home in a disappointing 1hr 55.
Lovely weather today, so went for a bike ride that took in not one, but two, pubs. I am doing the New Forest half marathon tomorrow, so I’m not sure beers at the pubs were the best preparation.
We are down in the New Forest for the weekend. I love that you can be riding through the forest and come across horses, cows and (this time of year) pigs, all just trotting about.