This was all brought to mind by the fact that I've just completed a goodish 8 mile training run (with some walk thrown in, especially during the last 3 miles or so) after posting my entry for this year's marathon... here's hoping I get in the ballot. My legs hurt now, unfortunately.
In the run up to the marathon, presuming I get in, I'm also planning to do a 10K race about October and a half sometime in February, if I can find one. There's a nice 10k in Windsor in October at least (maybe I can even find some kindly person to put me up...).
Since I last posted I went to a friend's wedding in London, which was a very nice traditional type one in a wooden beamed church. The reception afterwards was fun and I got to meet people that I haven't seen for a while, in some cases for fifteen years. I also lurched about embarrasingly. The day after I spent a few hours with my family walking about Kew Gardens, which I also haven't been to since I was about 10. I don't think I've had a day out with my family all together for about 5 years, which is when my sister started university. Strange.
Last weekend I did very little except for tidying house and garden as they had got into a state. I read 'Mother Tongue' by Bill Bryson (interesting) and 'Star of the Sea' which I've not finished yet but is good so far.
Work is the same as ever. I need a holiday.