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6-Jun-2015 Saturday .. some joy

Sunday 7 June 2015 Leave a comment

It seems I have been working harder & longer at work the last few months, so today it felt like a real luxury to sleep in until about 10am with my wife and have a coffee sitting out on the back deck.

After dropping Kody off at a friends place I went running, not a huge long run, just an hour on what is becoming my fave route – to Jibbon beach and up the Eric St track then back down to the beach on the Sandy track. I did it last weekend in barefeet but today I wore shoes. My running is going very well, just frightened now of doing something silly and getting injured!

Then I went swimming at the beach – which is rapidly becoming my favourite spot to swim as it’s so clear and gets deep quickly – often just 1m from the edge it seems over my head! – just to the right of the rocks and across to “Devs” (as the kids call it) and back again. The water was chilly but not too bad. Maybe 17C in the water I’d estimate. Then jogged home afterwards.

Took Chelsea driving, then went to see Kody play soccer at Heathcote.

After seeing off Dawn to work and skyping with family in the UK, I “went to the gym” over at the oval:

5 sets of:

  • 50 skips with skipping rope
  • 20 step ups with 15kg “sandbag” on shoulders
  • 10 pushups
  • 10 knees up whilst hanging from climbing frame

It’s pretty clear that doing sets of reps is a good way to do heaps more than just straight through. I felt extra virtuous as it was so cold outside (10C) .. ha ha must be going soft !

After dinner I took Chelsea out driving again, this time to Sutherland and back. Relaxed in the evening listening to alt-country playlist on Spotify.

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19-May-2008 Bad Start To The Weekend

Monday 19 May 2008 Leave a comment

I feel like my weekend started on Thursday night as I was writing my previous blog entry (watching Bob Dylan Biograph dvd). I started to get a headache. ok it was like 2am by the time I went to bed, so its probably my own fault. I was not at all surprised to find it still there on Fri morning and KNEW that as the day wore on it would get worse. I think its like when I hit a certain level of tiredness/stress it kicks in for approx 24-36hrs or so. Sure enough it got worse during the day. I had to leave sharpish as the missus was working and I had to sort out the kids (ages 12,10,6). Did their dinners then had a hot bath. started to feel a bit better but then started noodling on my laptop. I had sold a couple of running books on CR and I have a real truckload of books and just thought bugger it I should sell the lot, have read most a couple of times, and doubt if I will re-read them again. Anyway I went to bed at 2am again so not surprisingly I woke up with the headache back on Saturday (probably a good job I was not running TNF100 as per plan).

The missus came home from work at 9am just as I was going to go running, and simultaneously the kids started acting up so I took them out mountain biking – there are some cool jumps at Loftus and dedicated mountain-bike trails – reminded me of when I was a kid. We rode till the kids were too buggered and then stopped off at Audley for a drink and a lounge on the grass on the way home. I embarrassed them by picking up litter. Later in the pm I went out running 5mins after Dawn had left but guessed at where she was running and took a short cut and met up with her. separated again just as the ran started. finished by the beach in the dark but went swimming anyway. hey the water was’t so bad. went to bed earlier on sat night (after finishing the Jam dvd). Got up approx 9am – the downside to going to bed late (and probably a contributor to me not making striders/bushies or races).

Sun am beautiful & sunny. Went for an 8km run with 3.5kg dumbells and stopped off at 3 beatutiful spots to do 60 air punches, 20 pressups and 10 burpees (at each spot). I figured I need to do more than just running to keep fit. I find it very hard doing burpees. Nothing like the video! Finished up at the beach – water was very clear, very beautiful and to be honest, felt warmer than expected….Today was the SMH half so made sure I posted the various news articles to CR. I have run it heaps of times but not the last few years. Its a good run and worth doing, but I am falling off the twig where races are concerned. Shame really as it would have been good to catch up with other CRs.

Other stuff: am reading this blog on choices and tradeoffs people make as they juggle work and family. I read all my blogs as emails via this nifty little tool. Downloaded some podcasts to listen to next week: hugh and the rabbi, vegan freaks, interview with gary cantrell, somewhat a legend of the usa ultra scene.

I wrote this on my old blog and received some comments:

20thCenturyBoy: Hope your head’s better! Those burpees look evil. I must try them 🙂

littleblackpug: Your absence at TNF100 was noticed Kev….maybe next year!? Perhaps we need some Plant Powered Ultra Runner t-shirts! :Cowboy: