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
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 miles.my 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
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
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
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
Sunday, May 14, 2006
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
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
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.