So during my long run this Sunday I was about to cross a family with a little child planning on the path.
The father yells out “Hayley, get aside and let this jogger through”
WTF!! I wanted to yell back “I am not a jogger. I am a runner”.
Does anyone else have this problem?
Ok. Lets try this again.
Life has been relatively steady. Summer is finally here and once it gets here you suddenly realise that you are not a “heat” person anymore. If the temperature ticks to 25.00001 C, my sweat pores open up like a runaway faucet and I yearn for some cold air.
Went golfing with the neighbour boys on Tuesday and each time I play golf I realise I really love it. And then forget about it for a few months. Am sure it will be no different this time.
Running has been steady. Am no Robin, but am putting in about 35 to 40 KM a week. Am pushing to double it by September. Planning a couple of marathons later in the year. Ran Around The Bay in April which was strangely my worst and best run. Worst because I have never in my life felt so cold. Was severely under-dressed for the run. Best because I finally beat the 3:00 hour mark. Finished the run in 2:59:14 hours. Really proud of it.
Work has been good. Work mostly from home although I have a preference to work from office. I find I am more productive at office. No distractions and working from home is a drain on the will power.
Daughter has been growing a breakneck speed. She is going to be 13 this year. And what does this teen want? A dog. Oh my god!! She is relentless. I have given in and my wife is almost there. Looks like we will be getting a doggy in the house.
Well, there is music.
The fairly tale story is of course Maggie Rogers. I think the whole world has seen this clip of Pharrell’s reaction to her song.
I find the video so adorable because for the first half of the song she kept glancing at Pharrell to gauge his reaction but she could not read his expressions until finally he gave her the gracious nod. Then she just beams! And the song is fantastic. Hope to hear some good things from this young woman.
More music reviews coming up.
Well, hope to see you all soon on this page. Will try to get it active again.
Finally. We can finally say it’s spring!
Made the most of it today.
At Waterloo Park.
Some were recovering from a night of heavy partying.
Some were being babied.
Some were being used as a couch.
Lounging around. Totally lazy day.
And now time to relax some more and read.
What a great weekend.
Rhea’s new picture pose.
She is now bored.
All smiles. From left to right…. Nutty, Suman, Charu and no-idea.
Charu, Rhea and Suman
Something really really funny happened.
All formal and “quiet”
Suman and kids
Dance moves by Rhea – Robot like.
Totally Robot like.
Charu’s snake dance
Bored? Happy? Can’t tell.
Not the best effort this week. I’d give myself B-.
Total : 27.5
12 Jan : 7.2 KM @ 6.38 min/KM
13 Jan : 5.3 KM @ 6.42 min/KM
14 Jan : Jillian Michaels work out
15 Jan : 4 KM @ 6.43 min/KM
17 Jan : 10.9 KM @ 6.29 min/KM
All were on treadmill. I did venture out on the 17th but after I landed on my butt after. 5 KM I thought best to shift to treadmill.
So we were invited to lohri (a South Asian celebration of end of winter) in Mississauga. Not sure why we celebrate it here in January. That’s smack in the middle of winter of Canada. Thankfully the weather cooperated (thank you El Niño!!) and we were able to spend a few minutes outside.
Yes this was happening in the garage. Don’t worry the doors were open and I was told fire extinguishers were close by.
Rhea had fun.
Lots of singing of traditional songs
Jolly bhaiyya (a close family friend in purple jersey) was in total “entertainment” form. Leading the singing.
Our gracious co-hosts.