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