Saturday, December 09, 2006

Another cold morning 24f. I have been taking care of last minute details, and I am ready to go to the airport in just over 1 hour. Befor I know it I'll be in Manchester England, England as the song fro Hair goes. Will try to keep you up to date with English football while I am there.

Friday, December 08, 2006

New York seems to want to say goodbye with a cold hand. I leave for England tomorrow and this morning was a windy 20f ( wc 11f ) , it really felt cold. On my way home it was 24f ( wc14f ). There is bright sunshine so that when you are inside it seems like a nice day out there. Paid some bills to ensure that I have a phone etc when I get back.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

It was my last full day at work this year, I have a few hours in the morning and that's it. Then off to England on saturday. We had goulash for lunch today and it was pretty tasty. The weather was mild, but you can see that there is a change coming. It's going to be cold tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Surprise, surprise, Arsenal,Man U and Celtic join Chelsea and Liverpool in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Even though Celtic lost to Copenhagen. I am already making my bags ready for my trip to England in a few days. The weather was a little warmer today but there is still very strong wind. The winter in New York so far as been the winter of strong winds.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's the last week of group stage matches in the champions League and Chelsea won to top their group with Barca winning to finish second in the same group. Liverpool lost in Turkey to Galatasaray but still topped their group. This morning the temp' was 29f and stayed cold all day.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Here is the latest Christmas Lights photo, this one is just a few blocks away from where I live. It really feels like Christmas is coming with temp's staying only just above freezing today, and expected to go below during the night.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Temp' was hovering just above freezing this morning when Utpal and I ran. The sun was shining however so it didn't seem so bad. We have had some really strong winds around here lately, and a tree came down onto the local tennis court, and a bunch of guys with chainsaws wnet to clean it uo this morning. Good work for this kind of day.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Today was an interesting day for a December 2nd, while the temperature was quite low ( 40's f ) , it was abright pleasant day. Arsenal, who have not been doing too well lately, beat Spurs 3-0 and moved up to 3rd in the premiership. They are still 16 points behind Man U who are at the top. Wolves beat Southend 1-0 and are back in 10th in the Championship. tonight a bunch of us got together to watch a classic Japanese film " Tampopo".

Friday, December 01, 2006

Well it's December 1st and it is a windy rainy day in New York. I wanted to take a nap but I figured I should make a post first. It also happens to be my 500th post on this blog so that is quite a milestone. So my blog post is about making a blog post, so there!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

I don't think I mentioned it before but one of my friends from work went to see the new James Bond film, and he says it is really good. Even though it is a remake, he says it is very different than the other one. Oh! by the way Wolves managed another 1-1 draw the other night and have actually slipped down the league even more.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

It's not a great photo, but I have been walkingpast this house on the way to work for the last couple of days, and yes folks the Christmas season has started here in New York. It can get quite colourful here at times and I will try to post a few more in the next week or so, before I go out of town.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

In about 12 days time I will be looking at this scene for real in my sisters home town.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Everyone in my house has gone away on vacation, so I have the house to myself. Since it was a short day for me at work I took the opportunity to start my annual house clean up. This is one of the few chances I have when the house is empty. It is sort of my end of year spring cleaning.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

This morning I ran on my own at 6am, the weather is very nice at the moment, and by the time I finished my run the sun was coming up on a beautiful day. This 4 day weekend has been great, but tomorrow it will be back to work, but only for 2 more weeks. The big game came and went and in the end it was Man U 1-1 Chelsea so nothing has changed at the top of the Premiership. For you cricket fans out there England are bravely getting beaten badly by the Australians. It's only a game!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

As I often do at this time of the year, I was co-race director of the 2 mile race this morning. And what a beautiful morning it was. Small turnout though, but everyone seemed happy. Managed to get my own run in later in the day. Arsenal lost to Bolton in the Premiership which dampens their spirit a little. 1st plays second in the big game tomorrow.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Wolves had a friday night game against Sunderland tonight. They took the lead just before halftime, then gave up a goal in the 80th minute and the game ended 1-1. At least it is better then a loss, but they need to win a few more games and score a few more goals, if they want to make it back into the Premeirship. I had a pretty relaxing day the weather was better than yesterday though it didn't feel that much warmer. The weekend promises to be nice.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

It's Thanksgiving a holiday here in America, but it's cold and rainy in New York. Being a vegetarian I will not be eating Turkey and all the trimmings as most Americans will do today, but I will probably go out somewhere with friends and enjoy a nice non meat Thanksgiving meal.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

So Chelsea lost and Liverpool won in the Champions league, but both of them will go through to tha knockout stages. I have discovered a Japanese Anime called Inuyasha and have so far watched 7 episodes,it's about a Half Human/Half Demon.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Yes it's champions league time again, and the big result is Celtic beating Man U 1-0 to go top of their group. Arsenal came back from 1 down to beat Hamburg 3-1. Stafford Rangers who come from near where my sister lives, have made it into the second round of the FA cup, they are currently in the middle of the Conference a semi-proffesional team. So good for them.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Today was a strange day for me something came up at the last minute, and I spent the day making lots of phone calls and trying to catch up with some people. Some friends who had been visiting were leaving today and everything was a bit hectic. By the end of the day though all was sorted out and I could relax. That's life in the big city!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Today was my day to be the guard at the tennis court as I have mentioned before. So I ran alone at 6:15 just a short run.It has turned quite cold and overcast. When I had finished my duties I went out for a second run, this time with my friend Utpal, it was the first time in a long time that have run twice in one day.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Well I got some interesting reactions to my photo of my friends and I in the strange skater pants, one guy thought they should have sold them at all let alone for $1. Mostly though people thought it was funny. Well Wolves managed to eek out a 1-1 draw against local rivals Birmingham on saturday but still slipped to 10th in the league.

Friday, November 17, 2006

That's Better!
I posted this photo and now I can't rotate it, sorry about the broken necks. These are 2 of my Serbian friends, hence the flag. We got these trousers at a local store for just $1 and couldn't resist wearing them. They are actually scateboarders pants from California and are all the rage, they even have a pocket for your cell phone.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Once again time is wooshing by very quickly. My back and hip are better but I still have a little bit further to go to back to normal. My work day speeds up on me and I am on my way home before I know it,it is a great way to be and it is almost the weekend.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

This photo was taken at my cousins place in Serbia, it was a curious kid goat that just wanted to hello. England played a friendly with Holland today, and the reports are that it was an uninspiring 1-1 draw.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My hip and back feel about 95% better today, I had a little discomfort during my work day but it went well. It did not really rain as they had said it would.

Monday, November 13, 2006

I managed to do some special exercises that I learned from the last time I had this hip and back problem and they seem to have done the trick. At least made it easier and put me on the right track to recovery. The weather is continuing to be a mix of overcast and rain, but still mild.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

OK so my friend Utpal is sick with some kind of flu symptoms and I have this hip problem which is also a lower back problem now, though it is not too bad and I am learning to deal with it. Actually it seems to be ok when I run, and so the both of us went out late morning for a short run, which I think helped us both feel a little better. A peroid of rain as come upon us and it seems it will be so for a few days, this has however helped to keep the temperatures a little warmer.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

a problem that I had with my left hip,2 years ago, seems to have returned. There is already some improvement and I think that it will recover as it did back then.The fact thayt we have such nice weather at the moment will probably speed things up. So my Wolves lost away today, I think they have won away only once this season.They now fallen to 8th in the league and need to improve.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Well it's that time of the year when I seem to get a lot of inspiration to write. I have been getting a few poems lately and also I have been working on my running stories, which is a project that I have been working on for about 2 years and will one day come out as a book. I recieved a message from my agents assistant that mailings have gone out to 10 major publishers about my book, so once again we have to wait and see.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

What a beautiful day, it was already in the high 50's when I left for work this morning and it only got better. A friend of mine from Serbia arrived and brought with him some really nice herbal tea, so we drank tea and had a nice chat. My sisters dog is not doing so well but we hope that with some rest comforting he will improve.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The rain has once again returned, it has been raining all day, but along with the rain come warmer temperatures. There are fallen leaves all over the ground which is also a product of the rain. Liverpool, Arsenal, and Spurs all made it into the 1/4 finals of the League Cup. Things are changeing here in the US, we will see what change brings.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Southend, from the championship, have beaten Manchester United from the Premiership 1-0 in the 4th round of the League cup,in England. This is quite an upset. Top teams often field a weaker side in the early rounds of these cup competitions, but even Man U's weak teams are full of stars. United are top of the prem' and Southend are bottom of the Championship.Other than that it is just a quiet old election day here in New York, with results to come later.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Well here we are on the eve of election day in the US, and you know it doesn't seem any different than any other day. I had a nice run this afternoon, and I have to say that my running is becoming a little more consistant for the first time in a while, so now I have to keep that going.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Since I was born and grew up in England today is the celebration of Guy Fawlkes, who ha dhis own ideas of how disrupt politics. It was 38f when Utpal and I went for our run this morning, but all wrapped up we ran out to flushing meadow and back. Then we had the opportunity to watch the new York City marathon, which was actually quite exciting. With a Latvian defending the womens title and a Brazilian wining the mens race. both Chelsea and Arsenal lost in the Premiership, so Man U now have a 3 point lead. 2 friends of mine, Luis ( 4: 31:15 ) and Shishaldin ( 4:44:13 ) ran the marathon,congratulations to both of you.

Friday, November 03, 2006

It would appear I forgot to post yesterday, I got imersed in a BBC Electric Proms concert by James Brown and that was it.This photo (taken at my cousins wedding ) is by way of a sweetener.I tried 2 or 3 of them and they were yummy.Today never got above 46f and tonight will be right around freezing, but I hear it's colder in europe.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

So today Celtic were beaten 3-0 by Benfica, Man U lost 1-0 to Copenhagen, and Arsenal managed a draw 0-0 with CSKA Moscow who beat them last time out. The warm weather conyinues here in New York but they say it get cold again tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Time for a Uefa Champions League update; Didier Drogba scored in the dying seconds of the game to give Chelsea a 2-2 draw with Barca, and Liverpool beat Bordeaux 3-0, with this win Liverpool will advance to the next round with 2 games to play in this one. A great day for weather with temp's reaching 69f a welcome change after the cold last week.

Monday, October 30, 2006

There continue be some kind of technical difficulties with my blog posting,but I am carrying on any way. weather is finally a bit warmer,I have been catching up on a few things today,but it is strange when it gets dark earlier.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

I saw this picture on the BBC site , these monkeys in India are watching the England cricket team practice. Still very windy but nice bright sunshine. Remembered to put my clocks back hour. Ran with Utpal out to and around Flushing meadow Lake, the scene of many of my ultra races. Then breakfast at a friends apartment.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

What a strange day! It started with very strong winds as much as 40mph and heavy rain, then the afternoon alternated between rain and bright sunshine. The temperature was at least warm 63f. my football team managed a 1-1 draw and are still 7th in the championship. Don't forget to put your clocks back tonight for daylight savings, an extra hour of sleep if you want it.

Friday, October 27, 2006

I have probably mentioned this before,I walk about 2 1/2 miles to work each morning. This morning it was around 38f though it must have been colder in some areas, because there was frost on some of the parked cars I passed. The leaves are also beginning to fall at quite a fast rate after a week of cold temperatures.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

My server was down yesterday when I tried to post , so here I am a day later.It has been really cold the last 2 mornings and it seems it will continue for a few more days . I seem to be feeling the cold and I think it is because of the fat I lost on the raw food diet this summer , hopefully Ican stop myself from putting it all back on .

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

This evening I went with a friend of mine to see the movie "The Prestige " and I have to say I really enjoyed it.I think I would recomend it if you are looking for an interesting and challenging story,it has a lot of good actors in it.I don't want to say too much other than it is Magic.

Monday, October 23, 2006

This is a horse I met in Novi Sad on my recent trip to Serbia,actually it is a series of horses that is part of an art show that is travelling around europe.Today there was a cold wind that made it feel very wintery,on my way back from work I went shopping but didn't any clothes I liked.Did I mention that Wolves lost 3-0 to West is still early in the season though and they only dropped to 6th in the league.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

My sunday started in the usual way with me and Utpal going for a run,it was quite cold but the sun was shining.Then a new tradition that started last week was for both of us to go to a mutual friend for breakfast .We have a nice breakfast while talking about life in general it concludes with a desert and a specially selected herbal tea.What a pleasant way to spend sunday morning.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Hey it's saturday and I was going to go shopping for some clothes and maybe some new running shoes,but I got talking with a few people and the next thing I knew it was late.Chelsea are back at the top of the premiership at least until tomorrow when Man U play.The big thing is that tomorrow Wolves play West Brom ,half of my family support Wolves and the other half West Brom and they are currently 3rd and 4th in the championship tied on points so a lot at stake.

Friday, October 20, 2006

I didn't go to my usual job today,twice a year I take care of a friends garden,she is a senior citizen.Today was the day I winterize every thing for her,which also includes the air conditioners in her house.It was rainy first thing but I always had the attitude of just get it done and worry about getting dry later.As it happened the rain stopped shortly after I started and everything went smoothly.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

My sleep seems to be getting a little bit back to normal though I have been having some interesting dreams,none that I will talk about here.A friend of mine from England called me today his name is Carl and I went to school with him,we had not talked for a while.I told him about my trip to Serbia and Romania and he told me that he may be going to Russia with his job soon.So all these years later we are both travelling in eastern europe.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Well I am back on high speed,just as I expacted they came and put up the new cable first thing since it had stopped raining.They did call me at work and tell me,which was nice of them.The photo is me with a balloon hat that was given to me at the 12/24 hour race in Belgrade last month.That is part of the course behind me and you can see that the weather was really nice,the last 3 years it has rained.A few hours later I was on a train to Romania.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Still on dial up, it is raining here and I guess they didn't want to come out and replace the cable.Had a nice conversation with my sister on the phone,of course she will read this now.A lot of football,champions league,Arsenal lost in frozen Moscow,but both Man U and Celtic won thier games.Wolves won in the championship and moved up to 4th,big game coming up this weekend with 3rd place and local rivals West Bromwich Albion.

Monday, October 16, 2006

So I have no high speed internet connection at the moment because the cable seems to have been pulled down by a passing truck that was too high for our street.So I am using dial up.Other than that it is a pretty good day.It was really cold this morning,40f but the afternoon turned out good,a pretty boring post but that's the way it is sometimes.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Today started off like any other sunday,with me going for a run with my friend Utpal.We ran about 10 miles out to Flushing meadow lake and back.Later in the day was something special.I got to be part of an honour guard at a special funtion,where the guest was non other than the former President of the Soviet Union,Michial Gorbachev.So yes I got to see him up close,and it was truly something special.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

It is so nice to be able to relax a little on the weekend.This morning was again cold,we are definately in a cold spell,but the afternoon was quite pleasant,still cool but sunny.English club football was back on the slate and all the main teams in the premiership won.My old home team Wolverhampton Wanderers also won and moved to 5th in the championship,and a couple of my friends are in town.So it's a good start to th weekend.

Friday, October 13, 2006

It was the first real cold morning of the second half of the year,with actual temp's of 45f and wind effect temp's feeling like 37f,I had a brisk walk to work this morning.The trees are starting to turn colour and it is finally begining to feel like autumn.We have had 3 sometimes 4 guys out at work this week,so it has been a tough one since there is a lot of work at the moment.The weekend is a welcome relief hopefully I can get all charged up by monday.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Today was another day of euro 2008 qualifiers and England did not do so well against Croatia,losing 2-0.Scotland who had been flying high in their group came down to earth with a 2-0 loss to Ukraine,which will make my friend Genya very happy.Wales and Northern Ireland oth won and the Republic of Ireland drew with Czech Republic 1-1.Here In New York it is a rainy cooler day,almost as if out of sympathy for England and Scotland.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

This is a photo I took just before I left Serbia last week,it's taken at 5 in the morning.Nikola Tesla was an electrical genius and this year was the 150th anniversary of his birth.He was honoured not only by the people from the land of his birth but also by America where he plied his craft.

Monday, October 09, 2006

It is Columbus Day here in the US a holiday,I did however go to work for a few hours.Then I had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful day,it was sunny and the temperature climbed into the 70's.I managed to get some washing done and things are kind of getting back to normal,though I am still waking up early.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

So it's 4:30 in the morning it's still dark outside and of course I'm awake.I thought this photo would be interesting,I had seen this bank on my last visit to Romania but didn't have a camera with me.Of course it's a real bank and not a blood bank as you might think,it's kind of fun.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Euro 2008 qualifiers agian this weekend,and England stuggled to a 0-0 with Macedonia the new England under Steve McClaren doesn't seem that different now.Maybe they need Beckham back.Scotland had a great victroy 1-0 over France,they are playing like England should.The day here was cold and rainy,I didn't run the 2 mile race but I did get a run in later.

Friday, October 06, 2006

So here in New York the weather is kind of cool and rainy.I only work a few hours on fridays so I had a chance to catch up on a few things, including an early afternoon nap.The first week back at work after travelling is always a little tiring but you hang on till the weekend, and then you have a chance to recover.Once again here is another photo from the wedding.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

This is another photo from the wedding.The weather here in New York has turned colder and as a result my flu is trying to come back,now that I am not travelling maybe I can do something about getting rid of it for good.I am still trying to adjust to the time difference,but that will come with time.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My biggest problem at the moment seems to be jet lag,which is not really a problem.I am waking up at 3 in the morning after a really good sleep,which means that I can get a lot of things done early including starting work early.Then I usually have to take a nap in the afternoon.Oh by the way the photo I posted yesterday was my cousin Jelena and her new husband Sasha,who I went to see get married.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Well I was wide awake at 2:30 this morning,but that is not the case at the moment,my ability to stay awake is fast waning.I think I will take a nap as soon as I finish this post.I managed to get through a day of work,with one slight hitch.The lock on the door had broken last week and was replaced so my key was no good after almost going home I managed to get in and worked almost a full day.

Monday, October 02, 2006

I am back in New York,I have been back for about 3 hours and have been up for 18 hours.I have a lot to say about my trip but will do so in the next couple of days,so keep checking in,bye for now.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Well the wedding went really well ut I have managed to develope a cold,and I am not sure what will happen with regards to me running in the 12 hr race this weekend.We will just have to see how things go.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

In just a few hours I will leave from New York for Europe,I have a 19 day trip ahead of me with lots of travelling,I am not sure how much I will be able to get internet access.Therefore I may not be able to post much on the blog,I will do my best and fill everybody in when I get back,Ciao for now.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

My last day at work for 3 weeks,I am pretty much ready to go,just a few last minute things to do.Champions League started today With Chelsea winning and Liverpool drawing,also my beloved Wolves lost in the Championship but still remain 3rd in the table.I should be able to make 1 more post before I leave tomorrow.This photo is of my cousin Jelena who is the one who is getting married on saturday,which is the first part of my trip.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Today is an interesting day for me.Five years ago on september 11 I was on a plane flying from Vienna to New York,when we got within 3 hours of New York we were told we were returning to Vienna,and it wasn't until some hours later that we got to see why.I spent 4 more days in Vienna before returning to New York and it is an experience that will stay with me forever.In a few days I will once again be travelling to Europe.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

A beautiful morning and my usual sunday run with Utpal,I think both of us have recovered well from our marathon exploits and I enjoyed the run very much.When I got home I was very happy to see that my beloved Wolves had won thier game against Leeds 1-0 and have now moved into 3rd place in the Championship.Mick Mc Carthy seems to have got them off to a good start this season.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The US Open Tennis tournament is going on just a few miles away from me but you would not know it.If I decided to go for a run out there I could be there in less than a 1/2 hour.The weather is very beautiful at the moment and I am sure the tennis fans appreciate it.This weekend is when I plan to start packing my things for my trip to Europe,I have a nice suite that my brother in law gave to me some time ago,and it fits well.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Everybody around me is getting some kind of end of summer flu.Since I will be going out of town in a few days I am hoping it will not capture me.When I went out of town in March I carried a bad cough with me for 3 weeks,we will see what happens.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

What a Monster!

This is my video of my friend Luna,she's sleeping now but will return in the spring a changed person.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

More Euro 2008 qualifiers,England won a tough one in Macedonia 1-0,Scotland won 2-1 in Lithuania,and Germany walked 13-0 over San Marino.Other than that it was a pretty quiet day.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

My sister is off on her hol's for a week,I hopeshe has a nice time.The rain has returned here in New York after a short hiatus.We have a new guy at work and I have to check that he is getting on ok,he seems to be doing alright.

Monday, September 04, 2006

It's Labor day here in the US but I had to go into work for a few hours,one of the things I had to do was feed the cat.It was a beautiful day,and when I went for my run I felt as though I was running comfortably fro the first time after running the marathon.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

So I went for my sunday run with Utpal,and after all the rain we have had it was a nice dry partly sunny morning.Since we both ran a marathon last week ( he beat me by 18 minutes ) it was an easy run .Oh by the way it was the Faroes that Scotland put 6 past yesterday,I was folloeing the Serbia v Azerbaijan game at the time I posted.Serbia won 1-0 by the way...

Saturday, September 02, 2006

What a day we have had strong winds all day with some rain,the winds are as high as 50 mph ( 87 kph ).There was also some whirlwind play in the Euro 2008 qualifiers with England putting 5 goals past Andorra ans Scotland 6 past Azerbijan a good start to their group qualifers.They have tougher games to come.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The first day of September but it feels more like November,and of course we have Tropical storm Ernesto coming our way,so even more rain.Things are quiet for me right now and I am looking forward to a restful weekend.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

It was such a beautiful morning that I spaced out a little and forgot to take food for my lunch,but as it turned out I didn't need to because the guys made chili.I actually wore a light coat this morning as the air was so fresh.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

2 weeks from today I will be leaving to go to my cousins wedding,it will be the first wedding I have been to for quite a while,so it should be interesting ( well at least for me )We seem to have made up for the lack of rain at the beginning of the month in the last few days,but right now it is cool and dry.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Believe it or not that thing in the photo is agiant cake made of popcorn.It is just about to be put in that dumpster.It is made entirely of popcorn and suger syrup and stands 23 1/2 feet high,look for it in the next guiness book of records.

Monday, August 28, 2006

It had been a tough weekend and when I woke up this morning it was raining,so I decided not to go to work for the couple of hours I usually do on a monday.Also some of my friends who have been visiting were leaving today,so it was a chance to spend a last few hours.We have had a pretty cool August probably the coolest for some time.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The rain continues to come down here in New York,but this is keeping the temperatures nice and cool which makes for good sleeping conditions at night.Usually at this time of year we are struggling with high temp's and high humidity so it is a pleasant change.Oh! my beloved Wolves won yesterday and are at the moment in 5th place in the Championship,it's early in the season yet though.


Saturday, August 26, 2006

So it is the day after the marathon,although I have some soreness in my quadriceps I feel pretty good .Surprisingly my left foot does not hurt at all.The rain continued to fall through the night and the temperature has stayed cool.I am optimistic that my recovery will only take a couple of days.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Well I am back home! The day started with a 1 hour bus ride to Rockland State park,there were about 800 runners and the start was overcast and cool.Then about 1 hour into it the rain came and at one time the scene resembled an Indian monsoon,which made me really laugh at times.I managed to maintain a decent pace for the first 15 miles with some problems from my left foot.Then I started to have some problems with my upper leg muscles maybe not fully recovered from my July weight loss.I was happy the whole time running a slow time ( for me ) of 5 hours and 13 minutes,I know I will be stronger for the next race that comes along.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Left work a few minutes early,needed to get a few things for tomorrow.The race starts at 7am and the buses to get there leave at 4:30 ,so I have to get all my stuff together before I sleep tonight.The race is in a beautiful upstate park around a lake,a pretty flat course,so when I get back I will post and let you know how I did.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I took this photo a few days ago,the plant is from south america and it shows how exotic plants can be grown out of doors in New York in the summer.I have seen this one around for a couple of years now,of course it needs to be protected in the winter.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Everything at work seems to go by so quickly,isn't that the way we always want it to be.I have plenty of work and so I can keep busy.It is only a few days before I run the marathon and last night I picked up my number,I am feling quite relaxed.

Monday, August 21, 2006

It's monday,washing day and the weather is good for it warm sunny and a nice breeze.But I am also feeling very lazy today,though I did manage to get in a decent run around noon.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

I spent the day at the local tennis ground and this little creature stopped by but was so fast he would not stay in focus. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Today was an interesting day for me.I had to help out at the 2 mile race because we had a field of over 300 runners and a new mens race record of 9mins 10 seconds was set.I went out for a run later.My left foot which has been bothering me for the last 2 few days has not seemed to bother me when I run, and infact my running has seemed very relaxed and natural the last few days.I am hoping this stays like this for the next week at least since I have a marathon in 6 days.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Today is a day of mixed emotions,on one hand agood friend of mine has a birthday,and on the other hand it is 11 years this evening since I lost my mother to a violent act.Life goes on and time goes by.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Days are going by so fast I can hardly remember to post some thing.Last night I took my 3 friends from Bosnia on a short subway ride to Jackson heights which is an area not far from where I live that is full of Indian stores and restaurants,there is so much to see there and I think it was interesting for them to see wothout going all the way to manhattan.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I recieved my new flash card for my camera last night,and already I have been asked by a couple of people to get cards for them.Flash card memory is so cheap now and it gives you so much space for your photo's.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I just realised that I have not posted,it has been a busy day for me, and this evening I recieved some new flash cards I had ordered for my camera.Flash card memory is so cheap nowadays,and it will allow me to take lots of photo's with my new camera when I go to my cousins wedding next month.

Monday, August 14, 2006

The humidity has returned,well at least more than the last few days anyway.But the temps are still not what they were earlier in the month.I seem to have recovered quite well from my run yesterday,and manage a nice little run today.2 of my friends from Bosnia arrive today,not only on their first trip to New York,but I think their first flight anywhere.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A great sunday morning greeted me as I walked to the corner to meet Utpal the temp was just 62 f after a few minutes of running we ran into a couple of friends who are visiting from Slovakia and the four of us ran out to the 5 mile point,then Utpal and 1 guy ran on and me and the other 1 ran back.I ran at a good pace and completed the full 10 miles with no major problem from my left foot,so there has been continued improvement over the last few weeks.The marathon is less than 2 weeks away and I am happy with my progress.

Friday, August 11, 2006

It is my sisters birthday today and I talked with her for about an hour this morning.I also discovered that there is a punk rock group in wales called A New Day and it will be interesting to see if I get some of thier traffic on my blog.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Nothing much to report,the weather is so much cooler at the moment,and for the first time in a while we had thunderstorms this evening.It was so pleasant walking to work this morning.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

We are experiencing a cool spell at the moment with the temperature only reaching 79 f today and going down into the 60's at night,which makes for good sleeping after the hot sticky nights we had last week.My friend Abichal finished running 3100 miles late last night,it took him 58 days 16 hours 22 minutes and 4 seconds,for his 3rd time finishing the race.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Nipples Adventure

You've seen the photo well here is the video of our cat at work.

Monday, August 07, 2006

There is a definate change in the weather,although it was still humid this morning it has begun to feel much cooler.Though it did get into the mid 80's this afternoon it did not feel so.In fact the temperatures are actually close to normal for this time of the year.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sunday morning 74 f and 79% humidity went for my usual run with Utpal,I am feeling stonger and seem to have recovered well from the race yesterday.So I manage to run 10 miles with a little difficulty near the end,but I am happy that I am improving.The weather is in a much cooler phase,closer to normal for this time of the year.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Conditions for the 2 mile race were good this week,temp' around 75 f and humidity about 55% but I wasn't feeling so good,and the first half of the race was a bit of a struggle.I started feeling better and finished with a time of 15:37 which I was quite happy with.

Friday, August 04, 2006

I hope you enjoyed the video I posted yesterday,it was put togehter by my illustrator in Bulgaria and is the start of a project to make a short animated movie of the first Dilly and Dally book.The weather people said it would not be so hot today,but it hit 93 f with a heat index of 100 so it felt just as hot as the last couple of days,we will see.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Walking Duck

This a 3D model of a duck from my childrens book

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Walking home from work this afternoon it did not seem as hot as yesterday,but when I got home I checked and it is 94 f with a heat index of 104 f so same as yesterday.The high yesterday was 96 f apparently.I posted a video of a giant caterpillar I found on youtube on sunday,and to date over 6000 people have looked at it .Pretty good eh!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Well the weather people were right it was a hot one today,as I write this post it is 92 f and feels like 104 f.My head of department at college would have been so proud of me , the tree in the photo is a wyche elm.We were always being asked " what tree is this " which was a clue that it was a wyche elm,and this is a weeping one at that.

Monday, July 31, 2006

The temperature keeps going up and there is a severe weather warning coming up for the next few days,but today at least it is not so humid and that makes it bearable.I think the facy that I have lost some weight helps me to cope,but we will see about the next 2 days.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

The temp's are supposed to be quite hot for the next few days,in the 90's and it was already 80 f when I met utpal on the corner to start our sunday run.I am feeling much stronger so I ran 10 miles today, though I can see that I need a little bit more building up for my marathon in a months time but I think I will be ok.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

once again the humidity was quite high ( 78% ) but I am stronger this week and my time was 15minutes and 40 seconds which was an improvement.I had gained about 4 1/2 lbs during the week but that stabilized and have lost about 1lb since so I hope that my running will continue to improve towards the marathon in 4 weeks time.

Friday, July 28, 2006

once again I am posting quite late.It has been a busy day for me .I have been checking out the possibilty of going to my cousins wedding and seem to have found a pretty good deal on an airline ticket,if it works out in the next couple of days I will make plans to go in September,so I will keep you informed.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

A few of the guys called in sick today so it was pretty quiet at work,I managed to get a lot done however.I am finding that I am pretty energetic and have good stamina as a result of my diet,so I can really see the benefits I have gained.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

When I woke up this morning I was really sore but once I started moving around it started to feel better.My day at work went quite quickly and before I knew it I was back home.My cousin in Serbia is getting married in september and she has invited me to the wedding so I have to see what I can do,though air travel is getting quite expensive at the moment.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

So today was lumber day at work.This si when we get a truck load of lumber from Canada and 8 of us have to unload it 1 board at a time.This takes us about 4 hours and actually up to lunch time,which today was a delicious homemade Lentil soup.I also find that I sleep really well at night after this task and I am also saw for a couple of days afterwards.

Monday, July 24, 2006

The weather is much nicer now,sunny but not so hot and humid.I have gained back 2 lbs and it has made me feel so much stronger when I run.A few days ago was my friend Goran's birthday so tonight some of us took him out for dinner.we went a really nice Italian place that had great salads as well as good pizza.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

So again I ran 6 miles this morning,but un-like last week I was much stronger and the weather was much cooler.The fact that I put more protein in my diet for the last week I think also helped.I have just under 6 weeks to my marathon at the end of August so we will see how things go.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

So I decided to run the 2 mile race this morning even though it was 90% humidity and my time wasn't so great 16min's 01seconds but I was happy.I have finished my raw food diet though nothing much has changed except a little cheese on my salad at lunch.My final weight loss is 14 lbs,though when I weighed myself after the race it was 16 lbs.I am really glad I did the diet and will continue to to eat more healthier,we will see how things go.

Friday, July 21, 2006

A day that started off so innocently changed with a bang at about 10am when a huge thunder storm dropped a large amount of rain.It only lasted for about 25 minutes and then the sun came out but streets were flooded all over the place,then we got another one about 4 hours later.A very interesting end to the week.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I have 1 full day left on my raw fod diet and at my latest check In have lost 13 lbs.I am sure that will change when I go back on to regular food,I realized that I needed more protein in my diet after my run on sunday and have increased it and my run today was much better of course that is also probably due to the better weather .

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Outside it wasn't so bad today but at work it was warm and humid.We have fans but at some point they don't seem to help much.Nothing else to say,'til tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

It has been so hot here for the last 2 days that I just wanted to remember what it was like just 6 months ago.Fortunatley the weather will get cooler for the next week.I have 3 days left of the raw food diet and to date have lost 12 lbs,I lose some weight and then it stabilizes then I start to lose again.I have learned so much in the last 18 days about raw food and will put it to good use in the future.

Monday, July 17, 2006

It was already warm when I left for work today 77 f ( 23c ) and it has now gone up to 92f but the humidity is better than yesterday.I ran just a few miles and didn't feel too bad,I realised i need more protein in my diet but only 4 more days to go.I am down 12 lbs,they say it stabilizes after a while but I guess my body needs to lose lbs.I am now the weight I was 15 years ago so I think it is good thing ,I think it will help me in my marathon in August,we will see.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

My usual sunday morning run was my longest run since started the raw food diet.I ran 6 miles but began to feel the weight that I have lost at around 3 1/2 miles in,I must say it was also hot and humid.I am continuing my diet for a few more days in fact for total of 21 days so by next weekend I will be back on regular food but with a new attitude about eating.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

today is supposed to be my last day on the raw food diet,but I have decided to go on for 6 more days which will make a total of 21.I have noticed that the way that I view food now has changed and I will make more of an effort in the future to watch what I eat.

Friday, July 14, 2006

I almost forgot to post.I got a new digital camera and it is really nice an HP photosmart E 327,so I was taking some photo's and video to see how it worked they came out good.I have lost 10lbs now on my diet and am feeling good. This is our cat at work her name is Nipples but usually we just call her cat or baby.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

we had some really heavy rain last night it was like being in a monsoon,and then of course it was very humid this morning .The day has turned out pretty good.This is day 13 of my raw food diet,I have lost about 8 lbs I am feeling good and may continue for a few more days after the 15th.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sorry it is not avery clear photo,but this morning on the way to work I saw this mother Canadian goose taking her kids for a walk into the park.Every Spring a pair of Canadian Geese raise a family in the park,which is known lacally as Goose Pond Park.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A late post today.The morning was cool but the humidity was high and it continued into the afternoon.It is the birthday of a friend of mine so I just want to say.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Well the world cup is over and I have to say I thought it was a good final,and France were un- lucky to lose but someone has to win and Italy are world champions.My left foot ( that reminds me of a story ) is getting much better.The humidity has returned but the temp's are not too hot .

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A beautiful morning and my left arch has improved overnight.I meet Utpal on the corner as usual but my run is just a short one today,I am feeling really good,apart from my foot,and enjoy my run.The final of the world cup is this afternoon and will be gathering with some of my friends to watch it in a true match atmosphere.I will of course report tomorrow.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

I wasn't sure how I would feel after losing 6 lbs in 7 days when it came to running in the 2 mile race this morning,being lighter helps but you don't have the strenght yet.Anyway I did alright 15mins and 29 sec's was my best time for a while.I did feel some pain in my left arch but managed to run through it.We will see what happens next week.The weather was nice also temps in the mid 60'sf.

Friday, July 07, 2006

It's day 7 in my raw food diet and things are going pretty well,I have lost 5 lbs in the last 6 days,but then I was carrying a little extra anyway.I am starting to get a little inventive with my food creations now and I am really enjoying the taste of everything. I had the idea of maybe continuing after the 15 days but we will see when we get there.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

coolest start to the day in a while,but also rain this morning.The afternoon was pleasant though I had to take a nap when I got home from work,no football today so a chance to rest.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Strong rain early and then the day turned nice. Of course there was the game in the afternoon,I only missed the first 5 minutes,and France looked great beating Portugal 1-0.I look forward to a great final on Sunday.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

It's the 4th of july,America's birthday and I am posting late.It was a hot and sticky one,and the main focus of my friends and myself was watching the Germany v Italy semi-final at the world cup.Which was an excellent game with Italy coming out 2-0 winners and advancing to the final,there opponents to be decided tomorrow in the semi-final between Portugal and France. I am also in the 4th day of my raw food diet and doing well.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Today is one of your typical summer days here in New York,hot ,sunny and humid.The kind of day where you just want to laze around all day.Fortunately tomorrow there is a chance to do just that because it will be the 4th of July a national holiday here hooray!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

When someone tells you about the raw food diet they tell you how much better you will feel,but they leave out the detox part.I have done cleansing diets before and I was expecting it but it is still the hardest part.Anyway that seems to be almost over now and I am getting used to my new regimin,being a vegetarian also helps.I ran easily this morning and my arch problem seems to be almost gone.All is well!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

1st of July and I have started a raw food diet which I will do for 15 days.The weekends world cup games ended with Portugal beating England 3-1 on penalties after 2 hours of scoreless football,and France beating world champions Brazil 1-0.To set up 2 all european semi-finals.

Friday, June 30, 2006

the first semi-final is set Germany beat Argentina 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw and now play Italy who beat ukraine 3-0 in the other 1/4 we wait and see what happens tomorrow in the other bracket.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The last rest day before the 1/4 finals begin at the world cup.My left arch has been giving me some problems,but seems to be slowly getting better.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

For the first time in 2 1/2 weeks there was no football,the 1/4 finals begin on Friday,There was pouring rain in the morning but bright sunshine by the afternoon.It is our busy time at work and so the day either drags or goes really quickly,for me it is time to leave almost as soon as I arrive.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Both Brazil and France seem to be hitting their stride,with Brazil beating Ghana 3-0,and France comming from behind to win 3-1 against Spain.A friend of mine is climbing mountains in Peru and he called on skype,of course we talked about the world cup among other things.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Poor Australia looked like they were trying not lose the game,and finally gave Italy a penalty in the dying seconds to put the game out of it's misery.just when you thought it couldn't get any worse Switzerland and the Ukraine bored everybody to jeers.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

It's a rainy cool day in New York and I got soaked on my run this morning.Yesterday Germany showed how important home field advantage is in beating Sweden 2-0 and Argentina showed how patient they can be in beating Mexico 2-1.Today England showed how to win stuggling 1-0 against Ecuador in the heat of Germany,another 1/4 final berth.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

staurday morning and it is cool ( relatively ) and rainy,so at the 2 mile race I was once again slow but 3 seconds faster than the last time I ran 2 weeks ago,my time was 16 min's 10 sec's.The first 2 games in the second round of the world cup are today,I will report on them tomorrow.

Friday, June 23, 2006

france who were in danger of not making it out of the group stages,beat Togo 2-0 to finish second in thier group to switzerland and will now play spain in the second round.Tomorrow the second round begins.The weather here in New York is very pleasant with cooler temps and lower humidity,so far we have managed to avoid the thunderstorms that were predicted for the last 2 days.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A nice morning with a steamy afternoon.My friend Abichal has been running for 11 days now and is just ahead of his pace from 2 years ago,I go out and help him every night, also during the day on weekends.but there is still a long way to go and we will see how he holds up.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

so it is the longest day!And it's not over yet.Portugal,Mexico,Argentina,and Holland all advance to the second round in the world cup.portugal plays Holland ,mexico plays Argentina.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I see this Egret in a park that I walk through on the way to work,this photo was taken in the afternoon on my back.I left work early again to watch the England v Sweden game at the world cup it was a good game ending 2-2,both teams advancing to the second round.

Monday, June 19, 2006

It's sticky here in New York,the humidity was 90% when I left the house this morning.Very often when it is like this we get thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening,and at last check there were some on the way.Hopefully this will help cool things down a little from the hot last few days we have been having.still some interesting games in the world cup as we approach the end of the group stages and a few places are still up for grabs in the second round.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

For some reason yesterday my post would not publish.Anyway today is Fathers Day here in America,and we had a marathon which started at 5am,the humidity was already at 70% when about 40 of us started running.It went well for me for the first 10 miles but then my left foot started giving me a strange pain a kind of numb cramp which would come and go.I managed 8 more miles and then I was done.I came home and collapsed in a heap on my bed.Well it was a good workout.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The weather has now turned warm,low 80's f but is staying dry 28% to 33 % humidity.Stayed home from work though only usually a couple of hours on friday,Watched Argentina demolish Serbia & Montenegro 6-0.Argentina look like the best team in the world cup at the moment in my oppinion.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Today it is 1 year since I started this blog,managing almost 1 entry every day.I only worked 1/2 a day so that I could come home and watch England beat Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 in the world cup,later Sweden beat Paraguay 1-0.Now the final group games will decide who wins the group.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

It really is starting to feel like summer is coming,it is becoming warm and humid both during the day and night.I am once again keeping my windows open to let in some breeze,I had them closed for a few days because it was getting cold at night.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

In the photo are the baby Canadian geese that I see almost every morning as I walk through this park on the way to work.In total there are six of them and their parents are keeping guard,as you can see it was a beautiful morning.

Monday, June 12, 2006

These cool mornings that we are having at the moment are really nice,the rain that we have also had is making this a great spring.Of course it is also nice to be able to watch some great football games from the world cup.I will say that the USA did notlook good losing to The Czech republic 3-0 in their first game of the tournament.Congrats to Australia who won their first ever game in the world cup finals 3-1 against Japan.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

An early start for me.My friend Abichal is running in the worlds longest race the 3100 mile race here in Queens,it started today at 6am.After the start I ran 7 miles then came back and watched the Serbia & Montengro v Holland game a classic european style game ,with Holland winning 1-0.If you want to check out the 3100 mile race click on the link then click on 3100 mile race link.I am an Englishman in New York and passionate about football ( soccer ) so for the next few weeks there will be a lot of talk about the World Cup.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Did not feel so great this morning but decided to run the 2 mile race anyway,and ran a sluggish 16 min's 13 seconds.I think the England Soccer team must have felt the same way winning 1-0 against Paraguay in a lack lustre performance in their opening World cup game,but a win is a win.

Friday, June 09, 2006

One of the runners from the 6 day race came out to visit today,she had lunch with Abichal and myself.Then we took her on a tour of the 3100 mile course,which Abichal will start running on sunday,I will be his handler again this year.It turned out to be a nice day,and the world cup has started with Germany the hosts beating Costa Rica 4-2 in the first game.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

We are still experiencing the wetness of spring here in New York,but not as bad as in previous days.The trees will be thick and heavy and hopefully we will not get strong winds like last year and blow the other tree in front of my house down.Well anyway the World Cup is starting tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Today was a day for umbrella's,rain gear and wellies ( wellington Boots ),from the moment I stepped out of the door to the moment I stepped back in,it was raining.In the last couple of weeks I have been visiting a site called youtube,where people post videos of various types and people from all around the world can view them.So I took my digital ( still ) and made a short video, no sound and put it up there as an experiment.You can see it if you want by going to and entering anuday in the search window,then just click on my video.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Well everyone is making a big deal about the date 06/06/06,all I know is that the day went quite fast at work.And right after I got home from work it started to rain.Here is the photo I wanted to post yesterday,I walked past this house every day I was in San Francisco last year. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 05, 2006

The weather has turned decidedly cooler and I have to say it is quite pleasant,just across the street a group of builders are constucting an extension on an already large house.This is becoming the new thing here in New York,supersizing,they are taking advantage of the weather and working away quite noisily.This time last year I spent a couple of days on San Fransisco,so I am posting a phot I took when I was there. Well it seems that the photo does not want to be posted at this time,so you will have to wait until tomorrow.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

After all the rain of the last 48 hours,it was still overcast this morning as I met Utpal on the corner and the temperature was only 59 f .I was slightly under dressed but soon warmed up.the run was good with a lot of banter and we stopped for our usual coffee and mufin on the way home.It has been an interesting Spring so far and summer is only 3 weeks away.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Well it was my turn to be the guard at our tennis ground today.The day was a mix of rain and no rain.The rain ranged from a light drizzle to a strong downpour and the no rain was overcast.The day of course was un- eventful,but while I was doing that England cricketers were struggling against Sri lanka and the England soccer players were beating Jamaica 6-0.So everything was happening somewhere else while I was having a quiet day.

Friday, June 02, 2006

I am not quite sure what it is, but it seems that rain inspires me to write.On the way to work this morning it was trying to rain after quite a lot of thunderstorms during the night.I have been planning to write something about my latest 6 day race for a running magazine,suddenly it started writing itself in my head as I was walking in the rain,many of my poems have come to me in the same way.So after a few hours of work and breakfast I sat down to write my piece,which of course was already in my head so it was quite easy to write.This is the process I use in everything I write these days,allowing myself to be the instrument.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

OK so I got about 4 and a half hours of sleep last night,but my walk to work was quite lively.At work we recieved a container full of frames from China and it is quite a job un- loading and putting them away,it was my job to keep track of everything,which can be hard when your still half asleep.I managed it but left 1/2 an hour early.Poor me,Ha Ha Ha.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Well there is a slight change in the weather and the temperature is about 10 degrees F cooler.Which made my morning walk to work very pleasant and my journey was nice too.We seem to be settleing in to our usuall late spring weather,which can be pleasantly warm or hot,with evening thunderstorms,which are of course good for the flowers and trees.The flowers provide fragrance and the trees provide shade.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Today was one of those days when it was warm at the start and already humid,the kind of days you hate in the summer.So dear old Mother Nature was giving us a taste of what is to come maybe in July and August.The England soccer team had their next to last warm up game before the World Cup,beating Hungary 3-1 in Manchester,we will see what happens next.

Monday, May 29, 2006

So it's a holiday here in the US, Memorial Day,And it is a nice hot one.Many people are taking advantage of the day off,and this afternoon is filled with lots of music.I went for a late morning run and the warm temperature helped to keep my muscles loose.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

A beautiful sunday morning,no longer having to worry about if I have enough clothing on.The birds seem to really like the change in the weather the air is filled with song,and I am finally able to open the windows of my room and let fresh air in.Run went well once again about 6 hamstring began to tighten after about 3 miles but I eased off and it loosened up,so I am glad with recovery.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

It rained pretty hard last night,this morning it was a mix of overcast and sunny.I had decided that my hamstring was not healed enough to allow me to run the 2 mile race,so I helped out.The day has developed into a sort of early summer day,hot and a little sticky,but that also means that the evenings are becoming much nicer.One can just sit out and enjoy.

Friday, May 26, 2006

There was a beautiful light mist this morning as I left for work,somehow it made me think of europe,once it burned off there was bright sunshine.But after midday it started to rain.The temp's are much milder now and I think the rain is quite pleasant.My friend Abichal has discovered Skype and is quickly calling everybody he knows who has it.I had a conference call with 2 of my friends in Bulgaria this afternoon.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

My sister sent me some photo's from her holiday in Cuba,swimming with the dolphins.It looks like she had a really nice time.I have to be content with the baby canadian geese I see on the way to work in the mornings,oh! well.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Well it seems that I have a sore right hamstring I think a product of the running and gardening,but it does apear to be getting better.I will have to nurse it a little.It is really starting to feel like spring out there,though I still feel like I want to be hibernating.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The day went quite quickly and the next thing I knew I was at home on my computer,I ended up talking with 1 friend on skype,chatting with another on skype,and chatting with another on google chat.Hard to sort it all out,but I managed.

Monday, May 22, 2006

It is really windy today,and this morning it made it feel really cold.But with bright sunshine and blue skies all day it made it a great day.I worked my usual few hours at work,then did a little gardening,then my obligatory laundry,since it is monday.I am really enjoying my high speed internet connection.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

A very nice morning,bright sunshine and not too warm.Met Utpal on the corner at 7:30 and ran my longest run since the race, about 6 miles,though I did feel some tightness in my right calf,similar to the problem I had last year,but not to the same degree.I have a father's day marathon comming up in 4 weeks time so we will see how it goes.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

What a difference a week makes,last week ( 1 week after the 6 day race ) my legs did not feel like legs when running in the 2 mile race.This week was a whole other story,I am still not 100% but it felt so much better.I ran 15:32,more than a minute faster than last week,so I was very happy.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Ok so it has taken me a while, but I finally got high speed internet.I took the self install route and it was not so bad,I got so many things in the kit and I only needed to use half of them.It remains to be seen how much more I actually use the internet than I did before.It's exciting!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Well the Champions League Final got really interesting after I logged off yesterday.Barcelona scored 2 goals in the last 15 minutes to win 2-1,it was kind of sad for Arsenal as they had tried so hard with 10 men to hold on to their 1 goal lead.I was happy to see Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell play well and think they will help England do well in the up comming World Cup this summer.My sister should be back from her vacation today,so wellcome home sis.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A beautiful day out there, on the way home from work I was thinking of the UEFA Champions League Final.It is almost 1 hour into the game and Arsenal are down to 10 men but are leading 1-0 in the game.You will have to wait till tomorrow to find out what happens.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

This morning it was pouring with rain on my journey to work,then on the way home in the afternoon it was sunny and bright.Two days in a row the weather has been like this.Since I was trained as a horticulturalist,I actually like this kind of weather,it is good for plants and flowers,they should grow big and lush.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The day started overcast then rained and now it is overcast again with cool temps.After a couple of hours at work it has turned into a pretty lazy day,except I am doing my laundry,because Monday is washing day. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 14, 2006

A cold and kind of dreary morning but I managed to meet Utpal on the corner at 7:30 and we went for our sunday run.Of course it wasn't a long one,but he managed to get me to go further than I planned,I will probably have to sleep it off this afternoon.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Well it's Saturday and I finally got to run in the 2 mile race for the first time in a while,I got passed by a lot of people but that's ok,and my time was 16 mins 41 secs which is not earth shattering,but it is only a week since the 6 day race and I am more than pleased with my race.Onward and Upward.

Friday, May 12, 2006

At about 3am this morning there some really loud thunder claps which I think woke up the whole neighbourhood,this was followed by some heavy rain,which was supposed to continue through the day.I am wrtining this post in the middle of the afternoon and there is bright sunshine out there.I am not complaining,it is just interesting how these things work out.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

It was trying to rain as I left for work this morning,but the day stayed mainly overcast.had a chance this afternoon to reflect on my race with Abichal.Some of the runners are recovering faster than others.I geuss it depends on how hard you pushed,and how well prepared you were.Experience is a big key.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

All I can say is the day went well at work,and the crock pot yeilded a nice curry for lunch.When I got home I just had to take a nap.My sister is on vacation and I hope she is having a great time.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Remember when the days were like this,well things have changed and it is just a little cool out there in the evenings.managed to get through my first full day back at work after the race,though I was dragging a little at the end of the day.I am sleeping well. Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 08, 2006

Worked a few hours this morning,some tiredness in my legs but still pretty good recovery.More of chance to reflect on my performance,and received a few congratulatory e mails from some friends around the world.If you did not already do it you can check out the final results by clicking on the link a few posts down.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

So I slept really well and I feel pretty good, there are some aches and pains but to tell the truth I feel better than I used to after running a marathon an the old days.Had a late lunch with Mario,one of the runners who I ran with in the 6 day race.I am happy with my recovery,1 day after the race.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Just something to say the 6 day race finished about 3 hours ago and I completed 278 miles whic is 1 better than last year but not my best ever ( 308 ).The weather was great as was the competition,I'm going to take a rest and will post more later.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

In a few hours this will be what I see for the next 6 days.I realised the link I gave you yesterday doesn't work,so click on the link in the links column on the right then the 6& 10 day link on the April 28 posting.Or easier, click below). See you all in a week.

Self-Transcendence 6 & 10 day racePosted by Picasa

Saturday, April 29, 2006

The link below is to the site for the race I am running in starting tomorrow,if you click on it you should be able to see how things are going.we had a decent turnout for the 2 mile race this morning,on a cool but bright sunny end of April day.I am pretty much ready to go.

Friday, April 28, 2006

I have spent the last few days test running my new shoes,and have finally decided which ones I will take out to the race with me.The weather here has been very changeable and although it can be quite pleasant during the day,it has been cold at night.I will be running in a mutiday race which lasts for 6 days.The idea is to accumulate as many miles as you can during this period of time,and this can be quite challenging.I will post a link on Sunday morning,the day I start the race,so that you can check on my progress if you want to.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Just wanted to post this photo to make you feel as cool as a mountain stream. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

So it seems that Barcelona will play Arsenal in the Champions Lge Final,it should be a very interesting match.My flu is still hanging around just a little,but my energy levels feel good right now.I will be running in a 6 day race at the weekend,and a 10 day race which will go on at the same time started today.I will post a link to the race the day before I start,so keep looking.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

There was a problem with my ISP yesterday so I could not post.I am still using dial up but hope to go broadband very soon.This afternoon I watched Arsenal go through to the Champions Lge Final,it was a very interesting game with Arsenal giving up a penalty in the last 2 minutes and then had there goalkeeper save it.For you none soccer fans out there I know this is really boring,oh well.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

It was my turn to tend the gate at the local tennis ground today,and it was raining all day,so it was pretty quiet except for lunch time.It did stop raining just before I finished,and I managed to get a run in with Utpal.I have managed to try out one of my new pairs of running shoes and they feel good.
It was my turn to tend the gate at the local tennis ground today,and it was raining all day,so it was pretty quiet except for lunch time.It did stop raining just before I finished,and I managed to get a run in with Utpal.I have managed to try out one of my new pairs of running shoes and they feel good.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Started out with rain this morning and once again it is cold.I had to officiate at the 2 mile race.Then after breakfast I went shopping,I planned to buy 1 new pair of running shoes but bought 2 at half price.There were some thrilling soccer games in the UK,Arsenal drew 1-1 with Spurs in the league,and Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 in their FA Cup semi-final,all good stuff.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Once again the weather here in New York has turned cold,but is still quite pleasant with a temp' of around 60f.I changed the shoes I walk to work in and already the pain in my knee is going away,so those shoes will have a new home in the bin.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

What can I say ,it's 80f out there,and my right knee is bothering me a little,must check the shoes I'm wearing. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I also hit my 1400th viewing of my blog yesterday.I don't know if I mentioned it before but my cough came back after almsot 3 weeks.It is a little different this time,not so annoying,and I think it will go away more quickly.I came home to watch the second half of Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Villerealle in the firt leg of their Champions League semi-final,a really great game.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It seems that this is the 300th posting on my blog since I started it 10 months ago.I am posting the cover of my Children's picture book in celebretion,I plan to continue for some time so I should make many more milestones. Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 17, 2006

Today is a cool spring day,with me working just a few hours I got to enjoy it.It is of course monday which is also laundry day.The daughter of one of my friends in Serbia is having her 19th birthday ,so I just want to say.HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARAMI!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Well it's sunday ,it's easter and it's that kind of a day.Laze around and enjoy the weather.Utpal and I ran this morning,the longest run we have done in weeks,I have the feeling I will be ready for my race coming up,well I am always ready in one way or another. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The change in the weather brought my flu back just a little,but today is supposed to nice and warm.Helped out at the race again this week,about 250 runners.Oh! happy easter to all those that follow the Gregorian calender.

Friday, April 14, 2006

After my posting yesterday I got a phone call from the telephone repair dep't and someone actually came out while I was at home and finally fixed my phone.It was a beautiful sunny and warm day yesterday with the temperature reaching into the high 70's f, Today it is still mild but overcast and rain showers sprinkle rain every once in a while.My running is finally coming together after my bout of the flu,so spring is sprunging.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

I hate to sound like a broken record,but yesterday my ohone went off again,I even lost the dial tone.I made an appointment for a repair guy to come between 8am and noon today,then 1/2 an hour ago everything came back,hope it lasts this time.Wish me luck,maybe it is time to change my phone system.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

This is the pond in the park that I walk through everyday on the way to work,and although this photo was taken in the summer it is starting to look like this now.A beautiful day. Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 10, 2006

Hopefully this is the last episode of the phone company saga.I made an appointment for between 2 and 6 this afternoon.When I got home from work after a few hours this morning,my house mate told me the repair man came at 9 am and he doesn't know if he did anything,but the phone seems to be working now , and I don't know if someone will come this afternoon.They wonder why people are switching to other services,for all I know it could be the change in the weather that has made the phone work better.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

These are some friends I encountered on my trip in Bosnia.The morning was cold 37f when I went for my usual sunday run with Utpal,but the day has turned out quite nice. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 08, 2006

It's a rainy morning in New York.I helped out at the 2 mile race,there were about 200 runners today.My illustrator is in town and showed me a 3D animation of one of my ducks walking,just 4 seconds long but amazing.Someday we hope to have an 8 minute movie.

Friday, April 07, 2006

So the saga continues,15 minutes after it appeared that my phone was fixed it was bad again.The struggle goes on to see if it can be resolved.I have figured out how to get by with my limited resources,and will continue to post as well as I can.Hopefully more photo's soon.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

So I've been having problems with my phone for the last few days,I made an apointment for a repair guy to come between 1pm and 5pm on friday.I get a call at 11am this morning that the technician is at my house,he changes the outside lines,but when I get home the problem is still there,at 7:30 I get an automated message saying my phone should now be working properly and I will get a cerdit for the time that it wasn't.What a great country!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

It turned really cold and started to rain today.I watched Arsenal beat Juventus in uefa champions league 1/4 final.I am having a problem with my phone system,hope to get it fixed soon.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Having connection problems just posting this for now. Posted by Picasa