June, 2015 - cushtie.com - Page 2

Month: June 2015

  • Goodbye Disco Slippers

    Billy Bragg’s guitar had a sticker on it reading "This machine kills fascists". I think Singapore could do with a similar slogan: this climate kills clothes. This morning, for the first time in ages I was going to the Parkrun. I’d got my gear together and for the first time ever I was going to […]

  • Chasing down the child…

    Today my wife went back to the hospital for another check up (we’re now on weekly check ins as we approach the arrival of Baby 2) and I stayed at home to mind Baby 1. Last week this was pretty simple, as she went to sleep at midday and I spent an hour working on […]

  • Spinning is the thing

    At lunchtime today, I had my second spin class of the week. Once again I was in a darkened room, gurning to a series of inappropriate songs. Today, that included the Timewarp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Walking On Sunshine from KC and the Sunshine Band. I do not believe these are songs […]

  • Power outage

    We have a company meeting, on the third Thursday of every month. But not today, because they’re renovating the office next door to us, and about a minute before we were meant to start somebody drilled through a power line, there was a flash of blue light and all the electricity vanished from our office. […]

  • Twentieth Century Blues

    I had a lousy time at the track tonight. I’ve missed too many sessions lately, and as well as flying to London and back last week I had a race, so I shouldn’t have expected much. To exacerbate matters, instead of getting a good night’s sleep last night (when I really could have, as La […]

  • Burning the candle at both ends

    I went for a run at 9:45 this evening, after spending most of an hour waiting for my daughter to sleep, then getting on a phone call with London. Things are getting more nocturnal than necessary with my life. Or rather, they would be if I wasn’t awake all day as well.

  • Irony and delayed onset muscle soreness

    Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is this wonderful phenomena where you end up in more pain two days after a race than the day after the race. Maybe some of it is to do with the lingering benefits of all that adrenaline and fresh air wearing off. Maybe it’s because your body hates you and figures […]

  • Recovery position

    I woke up sore this morning, as I had expected. What I hadn’t realised was that I’d been badly sun burnt at some point – when I take off my shirt it looks like in wearing a white vest over red skin – which I can only assume was from the walk to the car […]

  • The Great Relay

    A few months ago I signed up for a 100 kilometre relay race. I asked my wife if that was ok, and she couldn’t see any problem, because (a) we hadn’t realized that it was a 100 kilometres and (b) we weren’t paying attention to the calendar, otherwise we’d have realized how perilously close to […]

  • Late to bed and early to riae

    I bought a replacement Fitbit Flex while at Heathrow, because if I’m left with time on my hands I always seek out gadgets. I had considered getting something more flashy like a Surge with a heart rate monitor built into it, but then I already have a heart rate monitor and I only really want […]