June, 2009:


sculpt60Ok so the title pun has been done 1000 times before.  Following my eye test I’ve needed to get glasses and today Kathryn and I went into town nice and early to see what we could get.

Turned out Vision Express had a special Oakley day on which meant that, unusually for Oakley glasses, they were available at a discount.

straightjacket_lsI ended up going for two pairs – one pair of normal spectacles which will be for everyday use and a second pair of sunglasses which also have my prescription in.  They’re the Lance Armstrong Livestrong brand so I think I’ve probably donated some money to charity too – they may even help my cycling!

I’ve got to wait for the sunglasses as Oakley make them up themselves but the normal frames were available on a one hour service so I have them now.  Putting them on was very strange as everything went into a sort of tunnel vision but in the centre of the glasses it was like changing from Standard to Hi-def TV.  I’m trying to keep them on now so I can get used to them.

Rose Inn 4 Race Series Race 2

On Tuesday Chris and I entered this 4 mile race around the village of Redwick.   I’d set myself a target of 33 minutes with 32 minutes being an optimistic bonus and I ended up coming in in 31:27 which was, for me, a great time and about the fastest pace I’ve run any sort of distance in a good while.  Chris and I went round the first of the 2 laps together and then I pushed on for the second lap and finished just under a minute ahead but most of that was probably down to Chris’ ongoing asthma issues.

We missed the first race of the 4 race series but you only need to do 3 of the 4 to get an overall ranking so I’ll try to do that although one of them clashes with cricket.

We’ve actually been doing quite a lot of running recently including some off road, on Friday after work for example we got lost and ran the wrong way a few times before completing a respectable 10.5K in just over an hour.  To aid my running I went along today for a foot assessment (my first since the op) at the excellent Run and Become in Cardiff and after much searching and testing it turns out that my current Asics Gel Cumulus are actually about the best for me even though my two feet are now markedly different.

Must throw in a thanks to Kathryn for driving us both down and supporting and roll on the 14th July when we get to do it all again!

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