I’m really glad my company didn’t sponsor the Olympics. My life is already filled with too much of this kind of twoddle: Thanks for the nod on this one Enda!
Unlike this mad fool I have decided that it is not worth risking an accident and have abstained from running on the snow and the ice.
We had flurries at the beginning of the week which have frozen solid. More snow is forecast this evening (the rest of the UK has been badly hit today including London).
I was thinking about this on the way home and I find it interesting that I am not perturbed at all to not be out in my trainers.
Last week was a different story as I hadn't gotten out as much as I had planned and it was annoying me as I simply wanted to run.
This week I convinced myself that I would not run in such treacherous conditions and am completely at ease with the decision.
I don't stress about not running but I find it interesting that inclement weather doesn't stop me and if I miss those runs I am annoyed. Snow and ice is a completely different story though and common sense prevail.
I've read the odd blog, Nike update, site etc all advocating taking a run in the snow but I simply think it is a bad idea. Fresh snow I would guess is a challenge but we have thick sheet ice here and to be honest I was worried enough about taking the car out in it yesterday.
I nearly went ass over tip on the way to the station yesterday so I'm sure I won't be running until its all thawed.
For now I shall enjoy the comfy of our warm home and snuggle up on the sofa with Miss B and my baby.
Here's a couple snaps I took on the train of the snow at the Olympic Park in London.
Congratulations to Louis Smith and Flavia Cacace for winning this years Strictly Come Dancing.
Here's their show dance:
Here's Louis celebrating:
Here's Louis holding his glitter ball:
Here is Louis doing what he does best:
I wonder if the Chinese team will celebrate in the same manner?
Well done Team GB – you made us all proud.
I didn’t get to any of the games but I passed through the Olympic village everyday. Even though the perception was of chaos and overcrowding this didn’t come to pass
London coped fantastically well with this global event and we pulled it off in style.
All the tabloid news, the back biting, the doubts, the prejudiced reports from the Daily Mail and the laughable comments from Mit Romney could not dampen these games
Even the weather behaved which was remarkable given how wet the UK had been just prior to the Olympic fortnight.
We have proven when this island nation is organised we get it right and we show the world how it’s done.
From the army of volunteers who became games makers, the athletes who collected a record breaking medal haul and indeed the army, they all played their part to make London 2012 a games we can all be proud of.
Working in London and living in a commuting bubble I was wondering how the games had been adopted in the depths of the country but being home this weekend proves the whole country was behind the games. Then again it probably helped that local boy Tom Daley made it to the diving finals.
It seems the whole world got behind these games except America who had to suffer with poor coverage and shambolic scheduling which made the American people feel disconnected from London 2012. I feel sorry for ex pat friends living in the USA as they will never get the measure of the glory we have experienced here in the UK.
Children have got enthused about sport. Families have visited the games in the thousands. The elderly have reminisced. And us gays have enjoyed every Lycra clad moment
The closing ceremony was the party that London 2012 deserved and we should all be celebrating our Olympic hang overs.
I hope we can ride this wave of up beat positivity. I would love to see this optimism and pride continue through the Paralympics and I would be so happy to see those athletes receive the same dedication, backing, enthusiasm and love from the British people and the global audience (but not America as NBC aren’t broadcasting any of it).
London 2012. We are a very proud nation*
*apologies for letting George Michael peddle some crap new song at the party, we don’t know how that happened!
Best of luck to the cutest boy to come out of Plymouth since Richard and I!
Seriously though I’d like to wish Tom Daley and all his team mates in Team GB the very best for the Olympic Games.
I also want to say a big hello to Liam Heath as I know Em is missing you and very excited that her number one fella is competing in the 2012 games.