Yes, I survived, and bless them, I had the BEST medical staff EVER (no snickering at me or making feel foolish for not exercising in a year). They were brilliant. Thanks for the moral support everyone.
I have ENGLAND photos to share!!
Remember, I am determined to see a lot of England in this next 16 months and even asked you all to suggests places for me to go.
Well, because my husband has a more exciting life than I do, we went back to a place we have already been, the midlands, so he could run in the Hell in The Middle race.
Our hotel and the lovely view:
We took a little drive out of the way to see the Iron Bridge because the maps and guidebooks seem to think it's important- including a little sketch of it at every chance.
|The world's oldest Iron Bridge|
|and from the other side...|
|River Severn. Yes, the sky WAS this gray|
|Best part of their day was running up and down the curve of the bridge.|
We didn't regret the diversion. The landscape was gorgeous. Coming from farmland Norfolk where flat is where it's at, I was so pleased to see hilly terrain.
|gorgeous building that has unfortunately been converted to flats|
We walked around the little village by the bridge until the kids were tired and then headed back down to....
|Look at the size of those chocolate footballs!|
If you've been once, I can't imagine you would ever feel the need to go back again, but since Miss Ky was too young the first time and they give you so much chocolate as you tour around, we figured it would still be a treat for the kids. Well I was wrong.
|Poor boy had another lesson on how competitive his momma is- I STOMPED him in Connect Four!!|
Apparently there is a need to go back again because we all had a really good time. How could you not like a place where everything is purple?
The kids are pleased that for the first time in a lot of school half-term holidays, they will be able to go back to school and say they went somewhere.
I'm just pleased because the week wasn't just about THIS:
Bless him. Isn't he a nutter?
If I didn't hate running so much,
I might've joined him for the one he's planning for November.
You've got to admit, this does look like a fun group of people...
|Master of Ceremonies. Have to give the guy credit, it was -7c and he was walking around on the icy ground on stilts!|
|Yes, I did say -7c|
Yeah, they're nuts. I think I'll stick to being the warmly dressed photographer of the group.