I've become rather attached to my iPhone since I got one at the start of last year. One of the bad habits I've developed is a near pathological obsession with what the weather is doing. This becomes paticularly pronounced when I'm looking forward to doing something outside. Since forecasts are only accurate to five days ahead, I only really get excited about events when I know what the weather will be like.
Today, I got the first glimpse of what Sunday will be like in London. I had feared a late April heatwave following the extended winter, but it looks, for now at least, like conditions could well be nearly perfect. The maximum temperature could still be an issue though as it will be more than 10 degrees warmer than the vast majority of my training.
Weather worries aside, I am on the downward slope in anticipation of the race. I will barely cover any great distance this week as I fatten myself up. Alongside this, Jen has been helping me with making a last big push with the fundraising. I really have been overwhelmed by the response from the knitting community in buying the Ready, Steady, Go! patterns and yarn and in making direct donations. Without their help, I would undoubtedly have strugled even to make the minimum level of sponsorship. As it is, I'm up at 95% of my revised target with still more coming in.
If you haven't done so already and would like to buy them, the patterns are available here:
If you would like the same yarns as I used for the samples, the Ready Red and Steady Saffron have both sold out, but there are still a couple of hanks of Go! Green available.