Diary

January 5K Virtual Race

I enjoy tracking and sharing runs on Strava and, this month, the site has mounted a 5K Virtual Race challenge that I thought I would try out. Essentially you take a run for 5K and tag it as a race, and then earn a virtual badge for your profile. Nothing...

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Data Addiction

I've been enjoying the Garmin Fenix 5+ and, indeed, the entire Garmin universe. I'm fully sold on the Garmin Connect platform and have the Index Scale to feed data into my Garmin Connect profile along with the watch. The amount of data that I have access...

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Supernova in the East

I'm a fan of podcasts and Hardcore History by Dan Carlin is one of the best.It is not the most regular of podcasts and, if you are into the 'every Friday at 2pm' schedules that some podcasts have, you're sure to be disappointed. You're more likely to find...

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Swanny River

After the longer run yesterday morning I took things a little easier today with a post-work run to collect the Ultraboy from the fencing club - with a twist.It's not the first time that I've run from the office to collect the kid after his class. With...

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Half in the Rain

Saturday kind of got away from me in terms of fitting in everything I needed to do, and running didn't even get a look in with all of the family time, activities, shopping, and cooking to get done. Add to that a reasonable effort on my part to do a...

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Goodbye RBG?

One of the constant refrains on the part of radio host Hugh Hewitt for the last decade has been confirm the judges. Hewitt understands that while the Executive and Legislative branches of the US government get most of the airtime, a whole lot of law and -...

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Five Times Up

A short run tonight but not an easy one.My day started early as I had a 7am conference call in the office and I needed to be spot on time. By 'spot on time' I really mean 'thirty minutes early just in case something goes wrong' so a start at 6:30am meant...

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Light Rain

It's a strange sort of day in the office today. I have meetings in the morning and then, after a lunch break, I have meetings and conference calls all afternoon, and into the evening, too. The problem, though, is that things are getting so busy around the...

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Hilly Way Home

Most of the work crowd was back at work today and so there were many rounds of 'Happy New Year' and 'Best Wishes' and all the other cheerful New Year stuff. But there was also work, and it started early for me with a 7am appointment with a full email inbox...

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