29 December – 3rd day of Twixtmas
On the tenth Day of Christmas
We are here in Italy
Ten hours of sleeping
Nine o’clock, our friends left
Eight Dutchmen drinking
Seven laughs a minute
Six Fano Views taken
Five courses eaten
Four stockings readied
Three lots of shopping
Two people cleaning
And the house was only one degree
The house is strangely empty of friends and laughter, we slowly return to a slower, quieter life and get the house tidy and clean, for we are returning back to London soon, and we don’t want to risk another bluebottle infestation!
Routine shopping and a quiet day in, as the weather has been unpredictable – each time it looks as though it is going to improve, the clouds and wind roll by, and it gets freezing cold again. An utterly inactive, lazy day. By now I have finished Jo Pavey’s book and am on Vassos’s – now this is such more my thing.
Except he does ultra running and marathons, and Iron Men challenges, not my kind of fun at all. But my first skim read tells me this is going to be much more my cup of tea. Thank goodness JCR, I thought your running mojo had taken a tumble. So I read his book, which is nicely divided into 26.2 stories about his running and has contributions from other famous runners – including Jo Pavey. In fact I find her contribution to his book, more interesting than her book…
I think I have decided on my running challenge for Alzheimers – and I am committing to it here. By the end of 2018, I will have run 2018 kilometres as a minimum. That means I better get out there then. I have just two days of allowable inactivity to go….