Showered and shaved.
Got to London way before 10am.
Optimistic scenario achieved!
Achievement of the day: I almost completed one full pull-up starting from arms fully extended.
(I can do a couple starting with arms part bent)
I’ve got the upper body strength of an infant, so this is a huge achievement!
I didn’t take Chewie out to do his business after his breakfast. I had plenty of excuses ready. But the honest answer is I just didn’t have the mental energy to deal with him barking and running around in the freezing cold. I told him so, and sent him back to bed.
At least I can be honest with him.
Three consecutive nights of sub six hours of sleep
Four flat whites and a machiatto before 15.00.
Evening party with two flutes of bubbly and two small glasses of red wine.
Nearly 20,000 steps and 40 floors, most within one building.
Not enough water, lots and lots of talking.
I’ve been so hungover all day!
I planned the run in my head.
I got dressed in running gear.
I started the warm-up routine.
Then I felt too cold.
The head was full of excitement from a breakthrough in the morning’s work.
Chewie was still wrapped up in bed.
But mainly, I felt too cold.
So I chickened out of the run. I changed back into home clothes. And am now back at work.
… turned 40.
The calendar dog celebrated with confetti.
The dog looks like a 1 year old Chewie with Dudley’s hair colour. Chewie was a master confetti creator at that age :)
… finished reading a book that I started reading more than 10 years ago.
It was worth it. I shouldn’t have taken that break for 9 years, 11 months.
… did a shit load of work.
It was one of my most productive weeks. Long hours + deep focus = lots of good, happy output.
… started seeing the autumn colours everywhere.
I missed carrying a camera on my runs. But I did get a few shots in on Chewie’s evening walk yesterday.
… ran nearly every day
Missed a run on Thursday due to bad weather in the morning, and Athletics world championships in the evening.
Yep, I didn’t run because I was busy watching better runners run :)
… ran 50 km in the week
It was my first 50km week since the marathon in April
… set a new high for running mileage in a year
My total running mileage for 2019 reached 1,213 km. Previous highest was 1,202 km in 2015.
… sat for an IQ test.
I scored 133.
The score is 12 points lower than what I remember scoring in my early 20s.
Still, apparently it suggests I’m ‘gifted’. Not sure in which way.
It was a good week.
Steps (target: 10000)
Active minutes (500)
Sleep (8 hours)
I get four of them frequently, it’s the sleep one that’s rare. Yesterday I slept so early that my ‘go to sleep’ reminder alarm at 21:30 woke me up 🙂
The long, deep sleep probably helped with today’s run. It was way faster than usual and with great form, specially on the ascents and descents.
I think watching the 5000m final (Athletics world championships) yesterday helped with the form.
The run also brought the week’s running total to above 50Km—the first one since the marathon in April.
Spoke to ma-pa yesterday.
Active user count for Todo.txt for Android touched a new high.
It’s freezing cold but sunny.
Weight didn’t increase despite yesterday’s gorging on chocolate and kaju katli. It dropped by 0.2kg.
I’m about to head out for a run.
(It was a wonderful 10K, half with boys who were half brown by the time we finished)
I saw KJT run the 100m hurdles. I think I’m in love with her :)
I had a brilliant start to the day.
Woke up at 5:30. Stretched, made coffee, made bed, gave the boy his break and breakfast, and started working by 6 AM.
Worked for a couple of hours—good strong output.
At 8 went to loo, caught up on email, brushed teeth and got ready for a run.
Ran a quick 4 miles. Happy, strong run.
Showered, shaved, and got dressed.
Got to station in time for the planned 10:03 train.
10:03 train. check
Happy, successful start to the day :)