Monday, April 30, 2007

It's a warm one today, but with a stiff breeze it feels quite pleasant. For some reason it took me a little while to fall of to sleep last night, but I still woke with good energy. maybe it's a combination of the good weahter and my improving injury. I am practicing patience with my running and just trying not to push too much.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

My friend Utpal has bronchitis so he 's been home sick all week. It was up to me to run alone today. I have been running for the last few days to a park near where I live, with a backpack. it means that I run with a few extra pounds, which is an interesting way to train. My injury seems to be slowly improving but I must be patient.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

I started the day with a lot of energy but ny the middle of the afternoon that was was an interesting day in english football. In the premiership Man U won and Chelsea drew to once again open the gap for Man U. I the championship Both Wolves and and West Brom won and reamain in the playoff places, with 1 game to go. They must win their remaing game to be sure of the playoffs.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Late post today, I got caught up doing a ton of things. Plus it was a rainy friday, raining on and off till late afternoon. there is an expression," April showers bring May flowers", well we have had about 10" of rain this month so there should be a bumper crop on it's way. There are already so many vivid green colours around.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I just realised that yesterdays post was my 600th. This morning was one of those crisp spring mornings. I had a bit of a light step on my walk to work. Usually at this time of the year I am preparing to run in a 6 day race, but because of my injury I am not doing it this year. I will of course be going out to cheer on many of my friends who will be there.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I was walking to work this morning surrounded by the cacophony of sound known as the dawn chorus, the song of a multitude of birds. As I walked along enjoying the wonders of nature, I noticed 2 people in front of a building up ahead, as I got closer I could see they were wearing bullet proof vests with the letters FBI on them. I realised it was a dawn raid, they looked a little nervous as I walked by, but I remained quiet and walked on. A sudden reality check on life in NYC.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Once again a beautiful spring day well almost summer like. Tomorrow will be spring like. Man U managed to eek out a 3-2 win against Milan in thier Champions League semi-final 1st leg, so they are half way there.

Monday, April 23, 2007

It is wonderful to walk down a tree lined street like the ones in my neighbourhood at this time of the year.We have flowering pears now in full bloom and of course the grass is a bright green. There is a real sense of energy in the air, the nights are still cool but that's what makes them nice. Ah!! Spring!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

What a difference a week makes. Last sunday I was running in a very strong windy rain, this week it is in the 60's f and bright sunshine. It was also a chance for me to see the improvement of my injury, since I did the same run as last week. There is not as much discomfort in my foot so that is encouraging. Wolves lost 3-2 to Birmingham, missing a chance to tie with a penalty miss in injury time. They still have a chance for the playoffs with 2 games left. Finally the London Marathon was run in almost record heat, won by a Chinese woman and a Kenyan man, 2:20 and 2;07 respectively.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

What an amazing day the temperature is up to 76 f ( 24 c ) and everything is bursting into bloom. It has been 3 days since I started my treatment and today when I ran i could feel a difference. Just have to be patient and it will all come together. ManU drew 1-1 with Middlesboro today and it means that thier game with Chelsea soon in the league will be very important.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Where does the time go, here it is after 5 in the afternoon and it seems like it was just a short time ago, that I was waking up. Some of it may be to do with the fact that it was such a beautiful day. The mornings are once again becoming light as I walk to work, with the temperature rising to a pleasant height.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A chiropractor friend of mine diagnosed the problem I have had with my foot since last summer. He told me 3 things I have to do to treat it. So now I have started on the road to recovery, it will not be a quick fix, but I am confident it will work. A nice day followed by a cool and windy night.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I ordered a computer part for a friend from a company in Michigan, when I recieved the tracking number for the package it seems it is coming from Hong Kong. So it will take 3 to 4 business days instead of the usual 2 to 3. Not only that, it is free shipping. What an amazing world we live in.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Still some rain but definately warmer, day seemed to go quickly at work. My run when I got home also went well, feels as though things are getting a little better.

Monday, April 16, 2007

That is the Pyramid of the moon I think, well at the moment it is just a hill that claims to be a pyramid, it has to reveal itself to be true. Anyway the rain continued today but nowhere near as bad as yesterday. I have given away about 20 copies of my latest poetry book and I am getting some nice comments, which are always nice to hear.
I kep hearing from friends in Europe that it is like summer there, while here we are having a delayed spring.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

We are in the middle of what they call here a Nor'easter, which includes lots of heavy driving rain, with up to 50 mph winds. Wrapped up in my rain gear and went out for a 10 k run with Utpal. Dis -counting the pain I have had for sometime in my left foot, it was the best run I have had for a while. Somehow I enjoy running in the rain. Oh by the way Man U beat Watford 4-1 to reach the FA Cup final yseterday.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Cool but bright sunny morning. We had close to 300 runners in the 2 mile race this morning, so it was quite a task to monitor the race. Everything seemed to go well, later a sat and had breakfast with a friend. The semi-finals of thr FA Cup are this weekend, with Man U playing Watford today, I will give you results tomorrow.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Today a very good friend of mine here in New York is celebrating an anniversary, myself and a few of my friends are helping him to celebrate. So there was no work for me today. Although there is bright sunshine at times, there is a very strong wind and it feels quite cold. It is Friday the 13th but it is also for me a very special day.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

A rainy day in old New York. It seemed to go quite quickly at work, however it was one of those days when I decided to take a 1 hour nap. It made me feel a whole lot better. In this photo underneath all that snow is supposed to be the Pyramid of the Sun.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

So Liverpool play Chelsea in one Champions league semi-final after beating PSV 1-0 ( 4-0 agg ), Man U will play Milan after they beat B Munich 2-0 ( 4-2 agg ). It's a little warmer but there is rain on the way here in New York.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

champions League 1/4 final 2nd legs, Man U beat Roma 7-1 at home to go through 8-3 agg. Chelsea score a last minute goal to beat Valencia 2-1, 3-2 agg to also go through.. It's getting warmer and my cold is getting better, so maybe things are looking up.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Winter once again returned this weekend, but this morning it began to fel a little different. Today feels like a cool spring day. When I went for my run this afternoon I actually felt like I was running for the first time in a few days, instead of struggling to run. Maybe the longer run I did yesterday has got me back on track, or maybe I'm recovering from all that traveling. There were some easter monday football games and in the Championship my Wolves won and moved back into the playoff places. Let us see if they can keep it up for a few more weeks.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Ran early as usual on a sunday morning Utpal and I were joined by a friend of ours from Scotland.The temperature was right around freezing, but didn't feel so bad. It's easter sunday and since I have this cold it just became a recovery day, which involved a lot of sleeping. I am happy that I have managed to run every day so far this month even if it has been a bit of a struggle. My Wolves have dropped out of the playoff spots in the Championship, on goal difference with 5 games to play so we will see what happens in the next few weeks.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The cold weather continues here in New York, with the temperature barely rising above freezing.
It is however heating up in the English Premiership, with Man U losing 2-1 to Pompey and Chelsea beating Spurs 1-0. The gap is only 3 points with 6 games to go. One of those games is against each other. My cough is still annoying but I am living with it.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Last year in March I got a cough that was kind of involuntary, it would just come from nowhere and lasted as long as the weather was cold. well I have it now in April of this year. My energy levels are good but my running is not so great. If it is like last year it will improve as the weather improves.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

As I was walking to work this morning under an almost full moon, I had the storng feeling of an autumn morning. Then later I heard that it tried to snow. Today Utpal was not feeling like ha wanted to go for a run and it was my turn to help him out. Spurs lost 2-1 to Sevilla in Spain 1st leg uefa Cup 1/4 final. They have an away goal.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Today in New York was very much like it was in Sarajevo 2 weeks ago, cold and rainy. However in Sarajevo it turned to snow, which will not happen here. In the Champions League Man U lost 2-1 to Roma in Rome, so a vital away goal. Chelsea drew 1-1 with Valencia at home so likewise for Valencia with the away goal. These are 1/4 final first leg games. Yesterday Liverpool beat PSV 3-0 in eindhoven.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

first full day at work and it went quite well, though I did feel a little tired when I went for my tonight. I have a really good appetite at the moment and I think it is because of the mild flu that I have. Spoke early this morning with one of my friends in Bulgaria, then this afternoon with one from Sarajevo.. it is so easy when you use Skype. I am thinking to gat myself a wifi phone sometime.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Tis is the old bridge in Mostar ( Stari Most ).
Today it feels like spring there is that feeling in the air. It is though I get to experience it for a second time, since spring had already really sprung while I was in Europe. I still have mild flu symptoms but seem to be fighting them and we will see how things go through the week.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Wasn't feeling so great when I got up this morning, some flu symptoms. Did however go out for a run with my friend Utpal, about 6 miles
( 10 k ). Which was further than I thought I would go. It'sgoing to be a cool overcast maybe rainy day. The photo is of the falls in Jajce, Bosnia. I think it was called Yalta during WWII. I have through there a few times on a bus, but this was the first time I got a chance to take a photo.