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It's been emotional.........

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.......in every sense, and I can honestly say, in the last few days, when it comes to emotions; I've been through them all. 


There are tough events, and then there's the Fan Dance!
Let me put it into context:


Saturday 20th July, I'm awake at 0440, the alarm is due to go off at 0515. The bed is unfamiliar and the room is like a frickin sauna! I lay there just waiting for the ducks to start quacking (if you have an iPhone, you'll understand) and listening to and watching my wife sleep. My admin is sorted, so I've got nothing to keep my mind occupied, well that I can get on with, without disturbing Caroline. When I return to the room from the shower, my beautiful wife as she always does, had placed a card where I had been laying, every event she has done this, and boy does it put a lump in the throat. I'm just waiting for breakfast to turn up and to get myself in my kit. Breakfast arrives and to be fair, I can't face it, the banana loaf that's on the tray lo…

Back to strapping on the Bergen.........

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.........and trying to avoid the wife coming at me with menace in her eyes waggling the bottle of Germolene Newskin! If anyone's read my post-Catterick post they'll remember exactly what I'm talking about! I always vowed that if someone came at me with that stuff again I'd knock 'em out, however to ensure that doesn't happen it would appear that I've got two choices, grin and bear it, or grin and bear it! The weather has been as hit and miss as the training and invariably, the bergen has gone on, when the sun has been at it's warmest, which is ridiculous, considering how much we've seen it this year! But as a result, the warm 'training' weather and bergen aren't good bed fellows for the back and the skin generally takes exception to it.

Probably wise to rewind a little, training has been, I'll be honest, as I've already alluded to, hit and miss this year. Finding out we are expecting Little Rushy has meant that everything else has…