Monday, August 18, 2008

Patriotic Poise and Lucky Boys

Big congratulations to Tom James, the Wrexham rower who won Olympic gold as part of the coxless fours for Britain but flew the flag for Wales. For those of you that don't know, the Welsh flag (along with flags of other non-Olympic member Nations) is banned from the Olympics. All political considerations aside, I'm glad a proud Welshman got to celebrate his golden moment with his Country's flag. Good on you Tom.

A bit closer to home, a few weeks ago I entered a competition on Steve Spiers' website to win a copy of Dean Karnaze's new book 50/50 : Lessons I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days. Well, I got an email from Steve this morning to let me know that I'd won. Fantastic - after finishing "The Perfect Mile" (review pending) I've been looking for some good reading material.

I'm still catching up with my sleep after the all-night race this past weekend, and walking around today was not fun. My legs aren't that sore, but the blisters on my feet are.

And speaking of blisters, those nice folks at Drymax read my recent sock review posting and offered to send me a sampling of their running socks to try out and review. They arrived today along with some technical and promotional literature. They sent me one pair of running, one pair of "hot weather running", three pairs of lite-mesh, one pair of "maximum protection" and a pair of golf. I will put them through their paces on both road and trail for the next month or so and report back.

And with that I'm off to bed, perchance to dream.

1 comment:

cymrusteve said...

Well done mate! Hope you receive the book soon. I'm sure you'll enjoy it....