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The random songs in my head this morning were, in order:
1. I've Got a Brand New Combine Harvester
2. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
3. Something else really ridiculously inane that I can't even remember anymore because it was so irrelevant.

What. The. Fuck.

(Also, my foot feels only partially attached to my leg. Not really sore, just like, tired? Unwilling to move?)
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So much bullshit. I'm sick of being lied to.
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Ok! So Sevens was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Very very tiring, and I have shin splints again. Ugh. But still, not as bad as I thought. 2 matches won, and we got to the quarter finals! Yay! Only went down to the Irish Vixens. Don't know whether I'm playing again tomorrow, but either way, I'm pleased with today. Off to relax now!
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Life throws me for a loop completely sometimes.

I'm watching the London Marathon on BBC2. I've seen people running after having open heart surgery twice, those who've been running from the very beginning of the marathon's life, random strangers helping each other across the finish line, people running in stars and as comic book heroes and The Stig, people running for mothers and brothers and children and in memory of them. There's a lady at the moment who's sacrificed her own finish time to wait just inside the end for her sister (a little over 20 minutes behind at this point, and still waiting) to catch up with her and cross the line together. 

It's absolutely insane, I look at politics and the economy and various different struggles going on in life at the moment, and everything seems so disheartening, so horrible. And then I see people like this, pushing themselves harder and harder for someone, and I am amazed at life, at humanity. At people. It's really inspiring. I don't even care how much of a sap or whatever that makes me. It's just crazy. This planet, huh?

I'm going to do a marathon like this someday. About 4 or 5 times the length of the Mini Marathon, but I will do it. Hold me to it, people! I'm going to do my part.

ETA: She's found her sister, at 3:53 hours. Congratulations to both!

Oh, also. My deepest sympathies to Tomás O'Leary. That was devestating to watch, the worst possible scenario to happen. I hope he comes back better and stronger for it, that injury at this time in particular has got to be heartbreaking. It's heartbreaking to supporters, I can't imagine how he's feeling.
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Woohoo!! 2nd tour in a row captaincy goes to an Irishman, and this time it's our own Paul O'Connell! Admittedly, this season O'Driscoll has stepped up his game to a whole new level, and deserved his captaincy of the Irish squad, but O'Connell's been consistent at Munster and Irish levels, through Heineken Cup, Magner's League and up to the Six Nations. Mam was worried about Warren Gatland's bias towards Irish players, both because of his past with Ireland and because of the Grand Slam defeat this year. But 14 Irish players on a 37 person squad? Absolutely fantastic, and certainly well deserved. Especially with wild cards like Keith Earls and Alan Quinlan included. Well done Ireland.
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See this stupid weather outside? I have to train in it. :(

Will update this later with a take on the mini-Budget. 
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61 years. This is our time. Keep today in mind, lads, it's freaking history.
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This is why I love my country, my game, and my province. Something to remember for every sporting fan around the world, particularly those of rugby.

Munster the (real) victors... )


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