Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Politics and racing

Following our general elections on Thursday we in the UK woke up on Friday morning with the news of a Hung Parliament. This means that no political party managed to secure the overall majority although the Conservative party secured highest number of votes. After few days of talks and negotiations we finally have a new government formed by a coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal-Democrats. We also have a new Prime Minister, David Cameron. I hope that this means a brighter and better future but we all know that the new Government has a lot of work to do.

And for those interested in some British politics the following video will be interesting


Slightly different news now - it is race week for me. On Sunday I am racing The Marshman, a half-ironman distance triathlon some 20 miles from my house. I am very excited to race so close to home on the roads I know and with some familiar faces. The benefit of racing so close to home is that you don't have to travel and it gives me a lot of time to plan and prepare for a race. Travelling just leaves me panicking about whether I've packed everything or similar worries.

So I've put my bike in for service and it should be ready this evening. Once that is done I will be ready to race. But there is just one small issue. And that is weather. We've been having some pretty cold spell here recently. I woke up this morning to find that the temps in London were sub-zero degrees Celsius (around 35F). Apparently last night in the UK was the coldest May night in the last 15 years. So I am naturally worried about the race and how cold I would get. I have got a neoprene swim cap and now I just need to decide on all those layers to wear on the bike. I HATE being cold. But there is not much I can do so I will just have to figure it out and get on with it. But I am very excited to race. Woo hoo!

9 comments:

Pedergraham said...

Good luck this weekend. I hope it warms up. I still think that Gordon Brown should not have apologized for calling that woman a bigot. He should have apologized for being rude, but not for "calling a spade a spade". P.S. I am wearing my wool hat in the house this morning if that makes you feel any better about the weather across the pond!

Molly said...

I REALLY hope things warm up for you. Have a wonderful race!

Angela and David Kidd said...

I hope you guys get a heat wave soon! This race certainly sounds like it is going to make you tough.

And I've been loosely following your political situation in the news and my totally random comment is that the name David Cameron sounds like the name a prime minister would have in the movies.

Charisa said...

Good luck - have a great race!

Beth said...

Have a great race Angelina!! And I really hope it warms up some for you. Either way though, on race day you'll be ready to roll! Have a blast!

SSB said...

Have a great race this weekend.

Marit C-L said...

I'm totally sending you all the warm California temperatures that I can... Interesting clip - THANKS for posting it! Yes, the elections have been quite exciting... I still think its interesting that both the exiting and new PM had a meeting with the Queen. WOW! Or at least in Brown's case, he spoke with her secretary. So there you go...

Have a BLAST this weekend! YEA!!! That will be super fun...but I'm still hoping for warm-ish temperatures for you... :) Can't wait to "see" you Saturday!

Jennifer Harrison said...

Yep, Jerome was up on the politics over in the UK a bit too, of course!

GOOD LUCK this weekend, ADC!!!! Stay warm and be strong!

jennabul said...

I hope your race went well, that it was warm and you didn't need too many layers. I totally get the not wanting to be cold thing!!! Hope Marit's California vibes got to England!