Sunday, May 13, 2007

New Mizouse in this house

...along with a keyboard and new PC. Our 3 year old computer crashed with increasing frequency over the past two weeks. Time to fork out $850 on an HP special at Myer. Good value. The problem was before the purchase: trying to backup all the files etc from the old PC with about five minutes grace between crashing. Slight stress attack...

Still, here we are at day three, and all seems well. Time for a blog update.

Plenty of running since Anzac Day:16 runs for 157k. Here are some highlights.
* 28/04 10k extended to 16k when I bumped into Princess Odette at Stanhope and we did a Quakers Hill return. Good motivational chat.
* 29/04 8k with a finish at Rouse Hill Centenary Park for a 1k sprint of 4:25 min - happy with that one
* 05/05 10k Stanhope usual course PB (48 min vs avg 52 min)
* 12/05 10k Rouse Hill course with last 4k in 17:50 min. You may notice a trend: both fast runs have been on the last two Saturdays. They have tried to compensate for my nonattendance at West Met, due to Netball and Soccer. I miss the races, but the kids sport is more important.
* 13/05 10k Camellia to Meadowbank Park for Mothers' day picnic with Mrs BB, YD and Max. Good fun, although Max needed counselling regarding attempted greeting of anything that moved.

...edit Captain's Log 15/05/07 8:30 pm... internet link crashed Sunday night. Mrs BB spent next 24 hours on various tech support calls to ISP and HP. Fascinating. Evench-wahly (at the end) she got it fixed and we only had to fork out another $150 for the latest version of Norton which may have been the problem; something along the lines of incompatibility with new version of something or other. I never believe their stories. I'm sure we're just interrupting their D&D online games....

So, I can add a 10k Mon 14/05 run to the list, as well as a rest day today 15/05. Hoping to do 10k tomorrow morning and then the 3k Roxborough Park time trial tomorrow night - if it's not raining.

Feeling a little jaded after the events of the last few days, including an 11 hour work day today. No time for major reflections on political life. One comment though: I thought the ABC did a great job of "Bastard Boys" last night - quite balanced and an enthralling tale. Both sides appeared to reach agreement by reaching back to their Latin lessons:
Dura lex, sed lex

Apologies to my fellow bloggers for not dropping by recently. I hope to resume normal service shortly.

"Exit, stage left"


  • At 1:10 pm, Blogger Tesso said…

    Glad to hear you are still with us BB. I was wondering where you were.

    Good luck in the 3k ... or has it already happened?

    What do you think of the line-up for Countdown 2?

  • At 3:06 pm, Blogger miners said…

    hey, you're still here! Great to see you update mate. Not that I've been any better (particularly with getting around others' blogs as well).

    Hope the new PC works out. I'm suspicious of Norton - I reckon it causes my PC to chug, and others have suggested the same thing. Keep an eye on it


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