Five things this week have been good for morale:

  1. I completed my long run without too much discomfort;
  2. My marathon pace was a bit quicker than my easy running;
  3. More excellent free clothing from Asics arrived, including a fourth pair of trainers;
  4. A young fellow said that I looked in better shape on the treadmill than people half my age; when I told him what it was he uttered two words, the first not printable here, the second was “HELL!” (sorry to boast);
  5. Last but by no means least, in about 403 hours, 27 1/2 minutes I’ll be able to down my first beer since 25th March