.. I also really, really love
.. I really, really love
There were lots of setbacks in 2018 – some of them enough to drive me back into depression just by themselves. So I am not going to pore over them. Instead I am going to take note of some of the successes…
I climbed at least 10 floors every day++
I averaged about 23 floors/day, with a peak of 154 floor equivalents* on a day when I went for a long hilly run.
I climbed 10 floors even in the days after injuring my ankle. Neighbours noticed as I hobbled up and down (down was worse) our steep drive way to get those 10 floors.
Steps target completed every day for 6 months++
I finished my step target every day for the later 6 months of the year. I started on 1st July, half way through the year, and a month and a half after the injury so the foot could manage 5K+ steps without discomfort.
- Taught myself to use chopsticks,
- Started doing Pilates, and
- Joined Phoenix Tri
Started a new book. And abandoned it within 10 pages. It was a business book with too much ‘values & beliefs’ and barely any nitty gritty of ops and customer service (the reason I picked it).
Lost my phone. And found it within 5 minutes thanks to the new watch. Had kept the phone on a shelf in Tesco while picking something, and forgotten it there. As I moved out of bluetooth range of the phone, the watch lost its connection and buzzed with the notification – reminding me that I’d left the phone behind.
Without being a smart watch, my watch is smarter than me!
Discovered this accidentally a few days back, and it’s transformed my life :)
Set eggs to boil. “OK Google, set a timer for 10 minutes”
Fill cafetière. “OK Google, set a timer for 3 mins 30 seconds”
Partner calls to pick up dinner. “OK Google, set a timer for 5 mins”. Google and I run for life in 30 seconds.
… on her first proper ride of the year, she bravely rode up the climb from Battersea into Clapham, amongst other smaller climbs. (It’s another matter that she stopped for 10 minutes after the climb to catch her breath and drink about a gallon of water.)
On another note, badly missing my NexusOne. Got the replacement SIM and popped it into the old E71. It’s nowhere close … :'(
Lost my much loved phone today. My beloved Nexus One … gone :'(
Retraced the whole route. Checked at every shop I visited, every place I stopped the bike and every pocket of my shorts and bag. Nowhere.
Not even sure I want another phone now. I like android but this NexusOne was too close (and expensive) to contemplate buying another phone, even the Nexus S.
Shall get back to moping now.