I’ve watched a lot of events at the Olympics in Rio since the opening ceremony 10 days ago.
There were some great moments from the O’Donovan brothers, Annalise Murphy, Scott Evans, Thomas Barr and Oliver Dingley.
Unfortunately from an Irish perspective the games have now descended into a farce. I could probably write pages and pages about how disappointed I am but I just don’t think it would change anything.
I was watching a clip of the 1984 Olympic games from Los Angeles this evening. It doesn’t matter how may times I see the clip of John Treacy taking the Silver medal in the marathon with Jimmy Magee naming every Irishman who at that stage had won an Olympic medal, it still sends a shiver down my spine.
Hopefully there will be a few more days like that.
I’ve had a pretty good week. I got in a few nice long runs. I ran on a few routes I hadn’t run on in a while which was nice. Its good to have a few different training routes to keep things interesting.
I’m heading to County Down on Friday for a half marathon on Saturday morning. I’m pretty much going to pack for every sort of weather as the weather isn’t looking great.
I’m still working away to get a few new things off the ground. E mails have been sent and now its time to follow them up with a phonecall.
I should be hitting mile no. 1000 of my 2,016 mile challenge on Tuesday 23rd.
I will be running from Claddagh Hall that evening.
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