Sunday, 31 October 2010

Long runs and no-C days...

The big lap went well. Much better than expected in fact.

30 miles off road. 4 hr 26 mins. No blisters. Smiles for the first 20 miles. Some serious developments in my 'find the ultimate pain face' quest. 1st place! Happy days.

Great also to catch up with old friends on the start line (my old University tutor no less - I like the small world).

Big thanks to Deadly and Bex Potter who braved the rain to cheer and of course P and Mr C who found a bit of sunshine during the day.

From 30 mile black mtns challenge and holiday in rhayder

By the end I was more than a little shattered and was suffering from both severe leg soreness and a bad case of head-band-itis. Apologies to any followers of fashion!

From 30 mile black mtns challenge and holiday in rhayder

In the following week we've had a new, and odd, treat. My mum and P's mum joined forces to look after Mr C and we had 4 much needed nights in a Welsh B&B. We slept in till 8 am (for the first time in 10 months) and read a lot or newspapers. We did, of course, manage to sneek in a couple of mtb rides, a couple of mtn runs and a nice long walk.

From 30 mile black mtns challenge and holiday in rhayder

From 30 mile black mtns challenge and holiday in rhayder

It's odd to feel almost normal again... odd, but nice.

On a different track, Mr C has been practising for Halloween...

From 30 mile black mtns challenge and holiday in rhayder

BOO!

And... massive congrats to Freya - a follower of this blog - for passing her driving test! Zoom zoom!

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