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  • Off track

    I ran to the National Stadium track today to do a run at race pace. I’m only aiming for 3:30 for the Bagan Marathon, which equates to 2 minute laps at the track (except track pace is probably faster than real life pace, especially if Bagan is all sand) but given how out of training […]

  • Back to Palo Alto

    The flight to San Francisco only took 14 hours (I guess prevailing winds are a wonderful thing) and I was through Customs and picking up my bag before 9am. It was touch and go for a bit; they have automated machines at SFO to collect your information before you hand your passport to a person […]

  • Late checkin to the Beatles Room

    After spending the day with friends in San Francisco and a pleasant meal at a French restaurant, I got dropped off at the hotel in Menlo Park where I had my booking for the next week. My friends drove off, back on the road to San Francisco and I went to check in. Unfortunately, I […]

  • What I did this Saturday

    Today I discovered, (in line with previous expectations) far too late to do anything about it, that the battery on my Garmin was flat, despite having plugged it into the charger overnight. Nothing I tried persuaded it to take a charge, so I had to go off to Parkrun and attempt a run without any […]

  • Don’t shine on, you crazy diamond

    I bought my wife a Misfit Shine, a fitness tracker, when they were first launched via Kickstarter. The unique thing about the Shine is that instead of looking like an appalling gadget, all plastic and rubber and such, it’s a wonderfully minimal metal disc, more akin to jewellery than a glorified pedometer. Also, it runs […]

  • What I learned this week

    My phone is trying to tell me something. Or get me into trouble. Look at what happens if I try to tell my wife that I’m having a shitstorm at work: I’m not sure if this means my phone is making racist generalisations, or trying to provoke rage in my wife at apparent confessions of […]

  • A long day, a short run

    How clever we felt when we got La Serpiente Aquatica Negra down swiftly last night, and how stupid we felt when she kept charging into our room through the night, demanding milk or cuddles or both, until we acquiesced and then we all woke up wrecked about 9 this morning, which meant we didn’t get […]

  • 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. […]

  • Too early

    Tonight I went to my Spanish class after work. My Spanish class starts on the 13th of January. I went home again.

  • Repairs

    It’s strange how quickly you get accustomed to things. After my wife dropped the family iPad and the screen shattered, we carried on using our ghetto tablet, but it was only today, after we paid a repair shop in a local mall and got the glass replaced, that I realized how nice it is to […]