I arrived home late Friday night tired and obviously in deficit as far as looking after kids and dogs went, so I had to pick up the slack there, and then #1 came home from the first of her parties at 11pm.
Saturday was another round of swimming, diving and friend drop offs and pick ups, but I managed to squeeze in my long run. 25km plus 45 mins of jog/walk for a total of 32 hilly and hot km's. I am targeting Nice-Cannes in early Nov, with No Finish Line a week later. I would rather target the marathon and play the NFL by ear, but I think Mad Dog is a little excited by the 8 day event and has me training hard for that. I think to fit everything in I may need to dial back the NFL training a little, but as it stands I am running between 65 and 75km per week at the moment. Whilst it can be stressful trying to fit them in, and doubts crept in beforehand about my chosen hobby, I really enjoy the long runs as a way to clear my head, and my body, of all life's crap that finds its way in during the week. Certainly a lot more than I enjoyed playing golf, with far greater benefits, and to my mind better jumpers.