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13
May
09

cramming it in

Housewife Superstar – Do You Want Fries With That –  Earcandy

It has been almost a week since my last post and it has been a hectic one. Mrs eatingtrees flew to Italy at stupid o’clock on Saturday morning leaving me, SonNumberOne & SonNumberTwo to fend for ourselves for 3 and a half days. My first mistake was then to arrange a barbecue at mine on Sunday, which effectively took up my whole day meaning that I was then constantly trying to catch up with all the other things that should have been done. Between dropping children at activities, cooking, cleaning, bathing, homework, playing games etc. I found myself hitting the sofa each night and promptly dozing off, waking only to get up and go to bed. The few days alone with the kids has left me with a profund respect for any single parent who manages to raise two children and stay sane and also a pile of ironing so tall it has snow on the top.

Still, I managed to get in a 10km training run on Friday and another today. Neither of which were particularly good times although todays time (59mins 58secs) was skewed slightly by an emergency stop. Morrisey sang “Meat Is Murder” but does accidentally swallowing a fly whilst running qualify as…  Manslaughter? So, once the realisation of what had happened dawned on me, I tried to do the decent thing by trying to retreive said insect by hacking and generally making like John Lydon in his heyday. Once I had worked out that this was never going to work, I resigned myself to the fact that I would just have to settle for a swig of my drink to wash it down. Or I could have tried to find a spider to swallow…

I have a few days left before the Wheathampstead 10k on Sunday and will try and get a couple more runs in before then. I am finding it hard to stay motivated at the moment and 10k is about all I can bring myself to do. Hopefully, having been inspired by so much talk of running playlists recently, my newly created and tweaked 10k playlist should help me get back on track. Today was it’s first outing and after a few finishing touches earlier, I think it is just about there. I shall try it out again later in the week and also during the race on Sunday and then maybe, just maybe, share it with you.

The past week or so has been pretty crammed with music as, in addition to seeing Killing Joke last week, I also bought the new Horrors album Primary Colours and it is very, very good. I was also lucky enough to get a ticket to see The Specials so last night I took  my place with many other middle aged men at the Brixton Academy to witness their reunion tour. To be honest, I didn’t expect much but they were on top form. The band were tight and energetic (for a bunch of old fellas) and had the whole place completely in awe. I would be very surprised if anybody walked away from there last night failing to be impressed. Then, this morning, Mr Postman delivers my copy of the new Gallows album, Grey Britain. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it all yet but the first few tracks are very promising. If you think you may enjoy a bunch of horrible little oiks from Watford making an aggressive, punky racket, you could do a lot worse than this.

Soundtrack to this post: Uptown Top Ranking – Althea and Donna

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04
Mar
09

grin and bear it

Can’t Be Arsed – Everything Went Grey – A New National Holiday

Yesterday was one of those days where I knew I had to run but really just couldn’t be arsed. Not in a lazy, huddle up and stay in bed kind of way though – more a lack of enthusiasm “why bother” kind of way. It wasn’t raining (yet) but it was a kind of nothing day, grey, a bit windy, threatening to rain. I kept finding things to do and then, when I could put it off no longer, had the pre-run coffee and off I went. I had decided that to mix things up a bit, I would run for a set period of time, following a route that was a bit off the beaten track, through some woods to see if “being at one with nature” would kick me up the arse a bit and get me out of my disinterested mindset. I ran half an hour in one direction (straight line, away from home, as always) and then came back via a slightly different route. I felt like I was just grinding out the miles and causing strange aches and pains to manifest themselves… Normally, I’ll get out and run and there’ll be a point where everything clicks into place and suddenly I stop thinking about running and start daydreaming and it all becomes much easier and I return home tired and much happier…

But not today.

Strangely, it would seem that a few of us struggled yesterday – iliketocount‘s mystery injury appearing from nowhere and causing him to stop his run yesterday and jogblog‘s “pissed off”ness meaning that she caught the train for the last part of the run. So I have declared that 3rd of March is “National Shite Run Day” and quite a few of us seemed to have celebrated it in style. Thank fuck that’s out of the way and we can all just get on with it now…

6ish miles, 1 hour 1 minute… Meh!

Soundtrack to this post: Welcome To The Terrordome – Public Enemy




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