Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wet Contentious April

"Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come. " Thomas Carlyle

I can well imagine April in Scotland mid 19th century was similar to Sydney in 2007. Storms. Wet. Cold. And a few sunny days to unbalance us. Difficult weather for training outdoors. Certainly unmotivating for blog updates.

Plenty happened though. We've had Mrs BB's birthday celebrations, school holidays, a couple of days annual leave, movies, soccer season commencement. But no West Mets. Looks like Son's games will clash, so 2007 won't see me at many runs. A shame, as the competition is finally getting some airtime on the forum. Still, I'm managing to get some decent and consistent training in: generally 6 runs per week, varying from 8k to 15k, with two weights sessions per week. I've run at lunchtime twice, doing the regular 8k M7 course, and managed a PB (38:30, with an 18:15 back 4k). For those with a thirst for statistics, since last post (06 Apr), I've done 165k over 17 runs. And 7 weights sessions. So now you know.

I missed last week's Hills Athletics 3k Time Trial because it's the end of financial year at work, and we need to ensure targets are met. Sell Sell Sell. So I struggled home after the run started, rather annoyed. Still, I upped the ante a little over the next few runs in a pitiful attempt to compensate.

No cycling this month, so my One Big Ride hasn't happened yet. Hopefully Sunday, weather permitting.

It's been Retro week for music: the gym has been showing 80's video hits such as Tucker's Daughter (she's a memory) and Unguarded Moment. In my car, I've been spinning Al Stewart CDs constantly.

On the book front, my library books are being ploughed through: currently nearly through Susanna Gregory's The Tarnished Chalice. Having followed her 14th century physician's adventures for about 10 years now, I am heartily wishing he locates his lady love. While Lincoln is interesting, Cambridge seems to have more action and scope for wry humour. Interesting to learn that the author has spent some time in the Antarctic. Maybe to avoid Writer's Block. Sometimes you can just freeze.

Not much in Blogland. It seems Marcia is still recovering from Easter in Brisvegas. Tesso recently completed the Canberra 50k in impresssive time; although Robert Song pulled out beforehand with a hammy - now that is unlucky, as he was training really well. Paul did complete the Canberra Marathon, and has obviously remained severely deydrated, as he has now set some enormous race plans. Go Girl has been unable to get into her Blog since Australia Day, but fear not, her training is going exceptionally well and she ran a PB of 3:45 at Canberra. Mrs BB and I see her out regularly. Don Juan may really have done a Boo Radley. Or else he's secretly training and recovering. I wonder if anyone on CR will ever do another Blog Update?

Politics is a little lame at present. Even Honest John's Vision wasn't funny (I never thought it would be inspiring). At least we have one political Blog for entertainment. And I suppose seing Alan Jones get a suspended sentence was amusing. Bring back Jim Killen and Fred Daly, I say...

"Exit, stage left"


  • At 9:16 pm, Blogger Tesso said…

    Catch that rain in a bucket and pipe it up to Qld.

  • At 1:10 pm, Blogger PortRunr said…

    6 runs and a couple of weight sessions a week is a great effort.
    Perhaps I may be dehydrated, but at least I don't have to run further than 40km for the rest of the year! ;)

  • At 9:57 pm, Blogger Don Juan said…

    It'd be good to see Jonesy share a cell with Schappelle Corby and Renae Lawrence on a prison transfer.

    Bring back Ted Hopkins and Wayne Harms to Princes Park to stop those blue boys choking in the last quarter.


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