welcome to a new era

after more than 18 months serving its purpose, I’ve decided it’s time for this section to move on from its original purpose.

recording the details of food, time consumed, time on the bus etc. etc. – that was all useful to me, it kept me on track, it made me analyse what i was doing. it established habits and patterns that are now deeply embedded in my everyday life.

but, let’s face it, it’s not particularly interesting to read, right?

so from now on, this will be more of a daily observation, opinion, note or comment… probably including relevant details of training, quite likely including details of any major shifts in eating, but definitely more “free form”.

let’s see how it works!

so today… having got an early night, I woke up just before 2am. way way way too early. I went back to sleep.

I woke up again. 2:53.

now, a normal human being might be tempted to go “sod that”, roll over and go back to sleep.

but I’m not normal. not anymore. many people would argue that I never have been.

A quick mental calculation and I reckoned that 2:53 was perfect. I’d be out on the streets by 3:15, do an 8 or 9km run, and be back in time for breakfast… (and the early bus I generally catch to the city)

it had been raining heavily not long before, fortunately it had stopped.

RunKeeper tells me I did 8.42km in 1 hour 2 minutes 24 seconds.

It’s probably not completely accurate, but by comparison with other RunKeeper records, this was probably the fastest 8km run I’ve done so far. Which is just as well, because I was actually making an effort!

So, run done, I moved on to stretching and day 3 of the 30 day plank challenge. 30 second plank hold.

then brekkie, bus, office… and before long, the memory of an awesome, mind-clarifying early morning run had started to fade…

still, there’s always the next one 🙂



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