Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
I just read this... "Success is 99% failure" this ties in nicely with one of my favourite quotations. It’s a beauty from Thomas Edison (The guy who invented, among other things, the incandescent light bulb; for all you youngsters out there that’s the old-fashioned type that you can’t buy now in the UK!) Mr Edison is credited with saying, following his many ‘failures’ in trying to get the light-bulb, or ‘globe’ to work, “If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward”. Say’s it all really. Or, as I like to say “The impossible: It’s just a question of answers”.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
After the recent bout of wintery weather this week, I managed to get out tonight and run in some fading sunshine. That’s session 6.2 of #CouchTo5K completed – 2x10 minute jogging sessions, split with 3 minutes walking. It went well. I’m still feeling good. Hips and knees a little sore but otherwise ok. A little more info on the #RaceTheSun visit http://www.connect2charity.im/charities/event_95065.html. There’ll be more info to follow later. I’ll be asking for sponsorship later.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I just had my photo – the one in Posterous profile – converted to a cartoon. Does it look like me? J I uploaded my photo to http://www.cartoonme.com on Monday and paid my €3.50 and true to their word my cartoon picture was emailed back to me within 72 hours. They pride themselves on producing good quality, handmade images. If you want your pictures ‘cartoonised’ then give them a try.
Friday, March 19, 2010
We received the latest photos of the teak house build in Thailand. Upstairs and downstairs bathrooms have been bricked up and the cement floor downstairs has been laid. More roofing and ceiling work has gone in. We are looking forward to the coming months and further photos!
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
The event takes place on Saturday 19th of June - two days before the summer solstice. I have about 2 hours to complete my leg. So, I am back in training. One, to loose another 2 stone and get my weight down to a comfortable 10 stone race weight, and two, to get myself fit enough to complete the challenge. It's 15 weeks till the race, so it is do-able. I plan to get my race speed up to at least 9 minute miles, hopefully 8 minute miles and complete my leg in less than 90 minutes; a tough challenge for a 54 year-old office wallah. Heck, it will only be a couple of weeks short of my 55th birthday!
This event is a sponsored event so, over the next 15 weeks I will not only be posting a training progress report, I will also be touting for sponsorship!
Wish me luck!