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.