3 Mar 2009:

I have been trying to ignore the fact it is my birthday today and the last that will start with the number 2 as the first digit. But it has proven impossible - no one else seems to be playing along!! No really, thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes. Unfortunately though I have had a bit of a sore throat thing going on today, and I have really been trying to do the smart thing by having the day off, rather than being the stubborn athlete and training right through. I am hoping though this will mean I am back on track tomorrow as opposed to training today making things worse and having a whole week off. Still, forced rest is never something I can say I enjoy and it also means any birthday celebrations are postponed until another day. I think that means I can officially avoid any birthday renditions though!!