Monthly Archives: March 2013
I haven’t managed a run due to work or the weather for 9 days so I was determined to get out tonight.
Today was sunny but still a chilly -3 with wind chill.
I’ve had a number of large projects delivered and yesterday was a very long stressful day working on two live global satellite broadcasts from Turkey.
Today was a milder pace at work by comparison and the sun and light evening gave me incentive to run.
There was no plan, I simply donned my trainers and hit the road.
Considering how cold and how long it’s been since I’ve been running I’m really pleased I nearly managed 5k tonight.
I did hit an Alice though (a new term for running head long into high wind) and this got to my chest but I persevered.
There were a few other runners out tonight but I’m not surprised as the big marathons are in a few weeks in London etc.
I am thinking about finding a charity place for the Royal Parks Half in October as I would like to run with my friends (after I talked them into it). I’d also like to raise more money for a good cause and a half marathon will ensure I keep up the training.
Fastest track was Run Boy Run by Woodkid
The weather report is no better for the weekend (but thankfully no snow) and we have family visiting from tomorrow. I hope and aim to try and get at least one run in over the Easter break.
Have a cracking time everyone!
Internet MEME sensation Grumpy Cat has been signed up for the latest Friskies cat food commercials in the USA.
A little off the wall but timely and amusing nonetheless.
Enjoy… or don’t… it’s up to you really!
I really will be glad when all this workshop crap is over but for now I must hold on to the rare amusing highlights.
Well it’s not every day you dress up as a cow and give away free Ben & Jerry’s is it! :)
It is starting to feel like I am cheating on my running with work and the weather.
I knew this week (in fact the last couple of weeks and next) were going to be tough but I was determined to run at least twice a week. My run night was scheduled for tonight and even though I was dog tired I was convincing myself I would get in, get laced up and hit the road.
Sadly I got home, the temperature has plummeted and it was snowing when I got off the train. I barely had the energy to run on a normal day but this was a step too far – and snow on the first day of spring.
I think it was a sensible decision as I had things to catch up on at home and this is a rest night ahead of what will be another very long day as I am facilitating at another workshop in central London. It will feel like I have run a marathon by the time I get home late tomorrow.
It pisses me off that work gets in the way of my running but I don’t allow it to happen that often.
I need a goal and after a conversation with Paul, my running buddy - we have signed up for the Richmond Park 10k at the beginning of June. I cannot make any sooner than that due to work commitments, our holiday etc but this will give me something to focus on and something to look forward to.
Paul assures me it’s a beautiful run and I look forward to running with him as his encouragement and help have been instrumental in getting me running. You never know, I might just see how I go and have a discussion with Paul about that half marathon (I might).
It’s a shame I didn’t get out tonight as I had created a new playlist for the run and everything. I may try to sneak a short run in when I get home from work Friday (If I get in at a reasonable time) but to be honest this looks like a one run week – which for me is rare.
I am seriously considering running in my lunch break around London or at least running with te Covent Garden Nike Running Club (which I have been threatening to do for ages). I am sure all of these steps will help my current running lull and give me more opportunity to get out there.
Ivan made a joke about the weather in Britain and I hope his prophesy isn’t going to come true as I am not sure we can cope with any more winter… I hope it brightens up and warms up soon.
(There is a prize for anyone who can work out who and why I picked this particular featured image for this post… )
If I want to find out what The Golden Age is all about, I have some reading to do…
I purchased the deluxe version of the cd as it is bound in a good leaf volume complete with illustrations and the full story.
I didn’t expect such a beautifully crafted work though. Nor did I expect the story to be over 100 pages.
Looks like I have some reading to do
I’d say The Golden Age is indescribable but that’s not true.
Epic. Stunning. Sublime. Massive. Amazing. Full. Wondrous.
Honestly it really really is.
The crescendo of sound fills your head with loud brasses, confident tribal beats, sublime strings and thunderous choral outbreaks.
I’m not sure how Woodkids voice comes out on top of all this but it does.
This album truly truly is epic.
Get it. Put on your headphones. Turn up and dial. Immerse yourself.
(I cannot get home and unwrap the Deluxe Edition, I’m itching to find out all about the story behind the album…)