Finally got into the city centre today, spent an hour looking in Marks and Sparks for a dress with zero success. Walked out the store with a pack of Percy Pigs and some teacakes. Three cheers for Cherry Bakewells!
Had a lovely scheduled rest day today, only bit of light yoga in my HotPants, still managed to break into a light sweat though, keeping the burning going! Hopefully it will counter that bakewell. Debated whether to go for a bike ride, but by the time I got back home it was bucketing it down (as per usual up North).
I did have a look briefly at possible races in the area. There is the BUPA Great Manchester run, which is a 10k in May next year, but I wanted something sooner and will be doing the Liverpool Half Marathon next March if I can get the time off and get down to Liverpool. This whole goal thing seems far more real now!
EDIT: Just found this now, please check out the Samsung Hope Relay at http://www.samsung.com/uk/london2012/samsung-hope-relay/. For every one mile that is recorded by the GPS app on your phone, £1 will be donated to charity!