The trouble with getting up early during the week is that it is very hard to have a lie-in at the weekend and true to form I woke up at 6 o’clcock and thought what the hell, let’s go for a run and twelve miles later I arrived back home feeling very smug with my little self and bringing my Juneathon total up to 185k.
A quick shower and change of clothes and I was on my way on the motorbike (car is still at the dealers) to see my best mate in Leicester who had a stroke 7 weeks ago and who is now back home. I saw him in hospital a fortnight ago and he has made so much progress since then. Luckily it didn’t affect his speech, just his left arm and leg. He’s walking again with a stick and whilst his left arm is taking a bit longer he’s absolutely determined to get back to work as a large animal vet and I’m not betting against him doing it!
I’ve got a bit of damp in a couple of rooms in the house so before I left for Leicester I ordered a dehumidifier from Screwfix in Loughborough that I would pick up on the way home. It really will teach me to read about sizes etc before I order – I made the 65 mile journey home with a box the size of a small refrigerator strapped to the back of the motorbike, made for an interesting ride!