Finished third week of getting at least a 10K steps daily.
Took the dogs for long walks in the downs both days of the weekend. Long, slightly hilly, and entirely off road. Just the kind of walks I love. Grabbed a coffee and some quiet time at the café in the evening, and then dropped K off at Woking.
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Finished second week of getting at least a 10K steps daily.
Went for a long walk with the dogs – down the downs and along the river. Went to town to grab a coffee and sit quietly at the café for an hour with a book. Then walked down and up the high street in the freezing cold. Met an old park run buddy ( Charlie) and his owner.
Now resting on the sofa, not thinking about work tomorrow. Instead, still slightly lost in the two books I finished this weekend. Both dealt with loss. One also had a lot of trail walking and outdoors.
Been a long while since I had one of these. Knee injury put paid to running, cycling, and hiking. Work picked up. Parents landed. Then friends landed. Gardening season started. Too many distractions.
It was good to get one of these weeks in. Just the one short swim for exercise, but averaged nearly 15,000 steps a day.
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An easy day to let the legs recover.
Today’s walk was the Stockghyll and Blue hill round, with a short detour to pillar pike for the views.
Also went for morning and evening strolls around Rothay park. Met lots of young & hyper puppies, and a few friendly oldies.
Cooked (almost) full English for breakfast that got approving nods from R and Chewie.
Finished reading Roseanna in between.
For tomorrow’s walking, I need to decide between two options. If the legs agree, my preference is a longer, solo, multi peak walk across some of the higher hills that I know well and love. The other option is two short-medium walks. A solo morning hike up Loughrigg fell from Grasmere end, then a walk up to Easedale tarn with R&C later in the day.
This is a first: a five checkmark day on a Monday.
Sleep well ✔️
Drink enough water ✔️
Climb a few floors ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Walk or run a bit ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Do at least 500 mins of medium intensity stuff ✔️
Gave the boy a little extra rest, and went for a short run around town in the morning.
Later we all went for the Grisedale tarn round from Patterdale.
It was beautiful, and not too hard. But everyone’s crashed out now, and I’m busy thinking of ways to get them out of the house again tomorrow 🙂
Been a long time since the last 5 checkmark day, but today’s been worth the wait.
Went for an 8AM hike up Wansfell pike with Chewie. Had the whole hill to ourselves. Met a fell runner on the way up, and sole woman on the way down. The quietest ascent of this hill I’ve done.
After a lazy afternoon, went for a walk down to Waterhead to stake out swimming and kayaking locations for later in the week.
Now opening a beer and looking up routes for tomorrow’s adventures.
Lakes, mountains and hikes, just the holidays I needed.
Ate a full Cornetto ice-cream yesterday + froze all night with R hogging the throw and Chewie taking the blanket = a day wasted to tinnitus.
Spent most of the day blankly staring at the screen, not knowing what to do. Took me ages to update and merge PRs that I’d probably made in less time last week. Bailed out of the only meeting I had. Took a long walk and a short nap in the lunch break. Head’s still ringing.
Met a friend on the afternoon walk who pointed out that the crickets were chirping all around. Told him they chirp all the time in my head. And like for him, they were really loud for me too today.
Woke up happy seeing the first supporter subscription on the new payment platform I’ve integrated.
Watching Warholm’s 400m hurdles run made the morning even better.
I’ve spent most recent weekends working on a big, breaking change to some of my Chrome extensions. I even took today off from work so I could drive the work through to conclusion.
Finally at 23.00, everything was ready, tested, retested, ready to be deployed. I deployed the server side components and tested them again. Then, I packaged the extension, uploaded to the Chrome webstore developer dashboard, and submitted for review.
It usually takes about a day for the review, though sometimes it can even take up to a few weeks. So, I’m expecting the change to go live sometime late tomorrow, or maybe Monday (it’s already weekend almost everywhere). Time to sleep 😴
Instead, here I am, 45 mins later, writing to tell you that the update has been reviewed, approved, and published. Already.
How am I gonna sleep now? 😬
It’s not that we won’t get through this, we will, but when the battle is won and we go home, our homes won’t be the same.
— Gurpriya Sidhu
I love speaking to my parents every morning. I’m also scared everyday about who will I hear about today.