20 May 2013 – Only Teardrops

20 May 2013 – Only Teardrops

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG-FoopCnDw?rel=0&w=560&h=315]  when I went to bed last night, I decided that the time I woke up today would determine whether this was to be a rest day, or an active recovery run day. as it turned out, I had a good night’s sleep (on top of the whole afternoon of post-run sleep) and woke […]

the rise of the running man

the rise of the running man

some of my birthday gifts were quite revealing this year. a few new shirts that didn’t need to be 3, 4 or 5XL helped reinforce the fact that 44 year old me is a fair bit slimmer than the 40 year old version. but more than this, the inclusion of the following items was particularly interesting: […]

17 May 2013 – Eric’s Theme

17 May 2013 – Eric’s Theme

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9DCSw5xMIc?rel=0&w=480&h=360]  while, realistically, it’s only part of the latter stages of training for the perth marathon, this morning’s run was significant for a few reasons. it’s the first time I’ve run 10km as one of my shorter runs although only a “training run”, the time was very close to the 1:14:41 recorded at the […]

16 May 2013 – Space Oddity

16 May 2013 – Space Oddity

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo?rel=0]  bit of a slow start to the day after the birthday festivities of the night before – hit the gym feeling a little on the bloated side, but overall not too bad. did a gentle  10km row and felt a whole lot better afterwards. weight was the same as last week, so (allowing for […]

birthday reflections

birthday reflections

another year gone, another yearful of memories have flowed into the pool of life, and what a year it was! in the 12 months since the 22nd anniversary of my 21st birthday there have been a number of massive achievements/changes. “officially” younger and fitter it was about a year ago that I did the body […]

15 May 2013 – Tubular Bells

15 May 2013 – Tubular Bells

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSRJvq4Wd48?rel=0]  ah ’tis me birthday today, so what better way to start the day than with an 8.68km run… incidentally, today’s music choice is based on the fact that Mike Oldfield was born on May 15th 1953, and the original “Tubular Bells” is one of my all-time favourite pieces of music. birthday cake is […]

14 May 2013 – Ohio

14 May 2013 – Ohio

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82CYNj7noic?rel=0&w=480&h=360]  really happy this morning – after a disappointing few days, I actually went for a run! Sunday was supposed to be the day for a 29km run into Fremantle, with a rest day Monday and recovery run today. Unfortunately a stomach bug decided to work its way through our household, resulting in me […]

10 May 2013 – Goodbye Sir Alex Ferguson

10 May 2013 – Goodbye Sir Alex Ferguson

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikoLWI0cWZc?rel=0&w=560&h=315]  this morning’s run would definitely be described by the “top gear” crew as “a wet lap”. I could hear heavy rain before I got up, it had stopped by the time I went outside. About 1km in, I found the light shower refreshing. during the final half of the run, I got absolutely […]

09 May 2013 – Happy Birthday

09 May 2013 – Happy Birthday

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCD0S5xyCiM?rel=0&w=560&h=315]  the first thought that entered my head this morning was “oh shit, not enough time for the gym”. then I realised that I was heading in later than usual today, so I could be at home to see my son open pressies for his 4th birthday. phew! the row itself was “leisurely”, but […]

08 May 2013 – Metal Storm

08 May 2013 – Metal Storm

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93ATlvVV1w4?rel=0&w=480&h=360]  Some time ago, I wrote about how odd it was that I willingly went outside with the intent of running (well, walking with a bit of running thrown in). Today it went to a whole new level… As I lay in my warm, cosy bed, the bedside clock showing 2:52am, I could hear […]