So I have shun the social websites.
The unfortunate consequences of that has been that I have cut off my family and friends.
So, I will post randomly here and hope that my fabulous savvy family members will share with everyone one.
Comments are open and your feedback is always appreciated.
Here are some pictures of a recent wedding we attended.
A rare sight. Rhea in a dress!!
The love of my life.
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.
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.
Running last week was mostly a treadmill affair. I have a love hate relationship with the dread-mill. I love the controlled runs on the machine. I hate the controlled runs on the machine.
Total 18.10km for the week.
My treadmill of 14 years is finally showing signs of old age. I am debating on getting a new one. Or maybe go to the gym which will force me to stick to a schedule.
What do you think?