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  • Sprained

    Because I don’t have any chance to exercise while wrangling both the girls, I went out at lunchtime and did 45 minutes at Boulder Movement. I was still tired from yesterday’s big effort, so I didn’t try much new stuff until near the end, when I tried a difficult problem on the slab wall. I […]

  • New Shoes 1, James 0

    New Shoes 1, James 0

    While in San Francisco, I treated myself to a pair of Cole Haan shoes, in lovely, delicious caramel brown. Quite out of character, instead of then keeping them in a shoebox for six months before wearing them, I put them on my feet and walked the girls to school yesterday. Even as I did so, […]

  • A slight setback

    Tonight I had my first climbing related injury. I went for my regular weekly training session, and instead of the usual regime of squats and lunges and pull ups, we spent the first half hour on the wall, climbing more and more challenging problems, until I was defeated. Everything up to a 12 I can […]

  • You don’t know what you miss until it’s gone: Henderson Waves and plantar fascitis

    It wasn’t until I was watching the safety video on the Singapore Airlines flight to Malaysia that it really hit me how much I miss being able to run. I suppose if you’re going to put trigger warnings on in-flight safety videos, it’s unlikely you’ll realise a shot of the bridge at Henderson Waves is […]

  • Bad Sunday

    This morning I was woken at six by somebody calling me, dragging me up from my sleep. It wasn’t anyone, just he silent alarm on my phone, pulsing away, telling me it was time to get up and get some exercise. I rolled my bike out into the hall and into the lift, and then […]

  • Plantar fascitis

    I went to the doctor this morning about a nagging pain in my heel. I’ve had it for the last six weeks or so; it’s particularly bad first thing when I get out of bed (on Tuesday I could hardly walk, limping around the room like a broken man) but it doesn’t affect me when […]

  • An exceedingly busy day, ending with chocolate

    It’s been a busy day. At six, La Serpiente awoke and so we gave her lots of snacks and then she and I went down to the West Coast Park for our run. My friend Gil was there with his dog, Jack, for the inaugural round of the stroller Parkrun challenge, competitors: 2. We both […]

  • Legless in Singapore

    I got a text from my wife this afternoon to say that she’d had to take Destroyer to the hospital. Worries filled my mind: this year she’s already had two nights in with constant vomiting, a bout of breathing difficulties and a high fever in the UK, so I was perversely relieved to hear it […]

  • Games Day

    Today was Games Day, so instead of going to the office we trooped down to the beach in Sentosa Island. Unfortunately, the haze was blowing in. When I got up this morning, there was a strong smell of burning in the house but the air quality reading was just 60, so I assumed it was […]

  • Random injuries

    Yesterday I put my back out by looking at Destroyer. She was on the floor by the fridge, doing nothing much in particular, I glanced down at her and a fist sized bit of muscle under my right shoulder blade clenched and wouldn’t release. Between that and burns and near choking, it’s been a pretty […]