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Pulling On the Suit

Working in the technology and startup sector means I don't often have to wear a suit to work. I'm usually happy to wear jeans, a shirt, maybe a t-shirt if there's nothing all that important going on; the emphasis is about what you are able to get done and not...

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First Time Footpod

I'm having a very good week at work. Not only are things falling into place in terms of strategy, it seems that almost every meeting that I have had this week has seen me leave with a positive impact. No matter whether it is a one-on-one with my team, a job interview...

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New Tooth

A little more than 23 years ago on an afternoon I was out racing my bike about I fell off. I don't remember falling off but I do remember waking up in the hospital some time later. I had been knocked unconscious in the fall, been beaten and bloodied by the ground,...

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Hatch End in the Rain

Our last day in London today and the weather turned out to be typically English: rain, wind, cold, and overcast. Granted, it was 6:00am when I was out the door and the official sunrise wasn't due for another couple of hours, but the rain and wind sure made it feel...

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Mount Vernon Repeats

After a nice early evening run yesterday I wanted to get a run in early before big roast lunch later. Dad was promising a full English breakfast so working a little bit of that off before I took it in, so to speak, would be a good thing, too. Hence, I was looking at a...

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Dancin’ in the Dark

We're in London today after leaving early - very early - on the train this morning. We headed out to the edge of town, then back into the city center for lunch and shopping, and then back home again to Northwood before I found a chance to get a run in. Wasn't going to...

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Morning Workout

I'm out of work at 5:00pm tonight to collect Jamie before the weekend trip to London and so, as previewed yesterday, I was up and exercising at the front end of the day instead of the back end. I figured I could get in a nice warm up walk, 45 minutes of exercise, and...

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Run

I called this run the F. Scott Fitzgerald Run, and here's why. Today was meant to be a rest day of sorts. I have had a very big week at work, I have already done a few runs and some nice workouts, and I have one more hard workout to do before I get into the office...

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No Credit

One thing I love about my Garmin is that it has an accurate altimeter. One thing I am coming to hate about my Garmin is that it doesn't count ascent on a treadmill. But I run the ascent anyway, even if I get no credit. Tonight after work I headed down to the gym...

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The Night Before

It was another big day at work with an all day training and strategy session held off site. I managed to triage my email and deal with some pressing matters early in the morning working from a Starbucks, and then triaged and shot off quick replies during the day to...

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After Work 10K

The first three days of this week are shaping up to be very busy. Today I had four major meetings planning for the week, the half, and the year, I've got an all-day session tomorrow, and then another big strategic meeting on Wednesday. While it would be easier to just...

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Empire Burlesque

Just gonna say it: Empire Burlesque is a solid album. Sure, it is no Blood on the Tracks or Highway 61 but it is solid. I had it on this morning as I headed out for the run I needed to get in before yet another big day. Jamie is spending Sunday with me and I have to...

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Saturday Morning

Cécile is working all day today but there's a bunch of work for me to do, too. I had to fit in the weekly supermarket shopping before 11am, I had to prepare some lunch after that, then try and get all the cleaning done before we head out to IKEA at 3pm for the...

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Dentist Day

Call it Dentist Day. Today was a day with a dental surgery - hopefully the last in a long series - scheduled for 10:30am. As it was right in the middle of the morning I had to take at least half a day off work, and knowing what the surgery has been like, I decided to...

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Kicking My Own Ass

I ate at my desk today and then had a late conference call in the evening so I wasn't able to make time for exercise until after 6pm. Luckily, though, this was perfect timing for me to hit the gym (I am enjoying this, as you can tell) and try out my first ever class:...

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Enjoying the Elliptical

By the time I got home yesterday I was feeling terrible. I pretty much felt dead inside and even if I ate a real dinner, I didn't feel much better afterwards. I spent the night lying half asleep on the couch before finally making it to bed and falling asleep about...

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Two Tunnels

First day back in the office after the Christmas and New Year break and it starts with a run. I was up early at 5:30am and out the door for a 5:45am start. The goal? To get in a nice 45 minutes or so and some climbing, too. I headed up the street from the Place des...

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That Was the Year That Was

First day of 2018 and the first run of the new year! 2017 was a good year for me on the sports side of things and I spent a couple of minutes this morning looking back at the events I ran and how I performed while Jamie watched an episode of Voltron. A couple of...

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