Sunday, 27 May 2012

Keep on Running!

Hello there! I'm a very proud josiekitten today. We have been in London for the weekend as Mr JK was running in his first ever race - the Bupa London 10km. Despite the heat (28 degrees Celsius or 82 degrees Fahrenheit), he completed the race in just over 90 minutes.

Bupa London 10km May 2012 (44)

The elite athletes ran at the start, including Mo Farah, the current world 5000m champion. He was on his last couple of km as Mr JK passed him at his 2km mark! There was a great atmosphere down the Mall. It's the route of the London Olympic marathon, so it was pretty special for the athletes taking part. Imagine the buzz you must get running down towards Buckingham Palace with the crowds clapping and cheering!

Bupa London 10km May 2012 (14)

In addition to the top athletes, there are plenty of fun runners, many of whom are raising money for charity. It is very inspiring and emotional to watch them pushing themselves for others. I spotted this trio in Dr Who garb - they must have been boiling!

Bupa London 10km May 2012 (114)

I even told Mr JK that I would quite like to run the race myself next year. Hmmmmmmmmm, we'll see whether I was just getting carried away in the heat of the moment. I'm not known at school for my sporting prowess! I'm not even sure that I have a pair of trainers!! Here is Mr JK's race medal. To me, it's worth just as much as an Olympic gold!

Bupa London 10km May 2012 (1)

On Saturday, we spent most of the day exploring some of London's finest museums - the Science museum and the V&A. I love the costume section there. I also managed to squeeze in a visit to Loop and bought three skeins of Juno Fibre Arts Alice sock yarn to knit a Color Affection shawl. I have finally succumbed to the lure of this gorgeous pattern. I decided to go with shades that would all blend in with each other. Here they are, snuggled inside their new home. It's a batik dragonflies bag from ThreeBagsFull, and was a gift from a dear knitting friend this week. I am hoping to get the yarn wound before we head off to Germany for a long weekend next week.

Colour Affection (1)


I shall see you after the Jubilee weekend. Have a great time! xxx

10 comments:

Deco Cat said...

What gorgeous shades of yarn, they blend together beautifully. Well done to your hubby.

Helsie said...

all idogyptiWow! I'd be proud of him too.... but not proud enough to enter it myself next year !!
Love the new colours of your yarn. Should be very pretty knitted up.
Cheers

sapphireblue said...

That is very interesting to see the route the olympians take.

Kat Jorgensen said...

Wow! Just WOW! Great pictures, and I love Mr. JK's medal. Your yarn is perfect for you. Can't wait to see it OTNs.

Kat Jorgensen said...

Wow! Just WOW! Great pictures, and I love Mr. JK's medal. Your yarn is perfect for you. Can't wait to see it OTNs. :smooches:

Lynne said...

Congratulations to Mr JK!! I love the new yarn, the colours are beautiful. I shall look forward to seeing what it becomes. :)

Jean said...

Well done hubby. Look out though. There will be no stopping him. The marathon is only a little longer!!

knitting sandwich said...

congratulations to mr.jk!
how awesome to get to run on the olympic route!!
-melissa

snoopydog said...

HOORAY!!!! Congratulations to Mr J!!! Well done! LOVE your new yarn. It will look gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Ros x

Kate said...

I love the running Tardis. Great pictures. Congrats to the Mr too.