Visiting far flung relatives ... being a volunteer postman with the local scouts ... having the gas fire repaired ... meeting Keir at the airport ... a couple of Christmas parties ... and attending an awards ceremony at which Keir received a shield for best overall year 12 student from his old school.
The ankle seems to be holding up well to increasing training loads and I'm hopeful of being able to actually enter a race next month.
Still keeping up with the rehab exercises three times a day (which are not detailed in the 'training' tab above) and remembering to ice the area at least twice per day - although I suspect that is not really so important anymore.
Interesting to read about last weekend's Barcelona 24 hour race. Fantastic result from Matthew Moroz who finished third with 234.893 km and Robbie Britton in third with 231.392 km ... both have now qualified for the UK team at next year's World Championships in Steenbergen. WELL DONE TO THEM BOTH.
I suspect John Pares may have learned the hard way that he wasn't quite as fit as he thought he was, despite immense training in October and November. He was sixth with 222.638 km. I have no doubt he'll be ready for a good one next May. Also well done to (not so) new mum Vicky Hart who ran 164.125 km which is a new pb.
I'd like to end this post by saying that typing this hasn't really been easy after injuring my index finger this afternoon. Doing some DIY for my mother in law. She wasn't impressed to have my blood dripping all over her new carpet. I wasn't impressed by her worn out tools and lack of first aid knowledge.