Johannesburg Treadmill Running

My first run in 6½ weeks! Away in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on business so after a 12 hour day with a Client, I decided to hit the treadmill in the Park Inn by Radisson

Bank Holiday Cycling 25km

We were supposed to be running a half marathon today in Milton Keynes but simply weren’t prepared, so instead we did a cheeky 25km cycle ride.

9 months since my last cycle ride. 9 months. Oh yes.

Emailmovers Irony Filter Broken

Whilst checking my Spam folder earlier, I found one sent direct to one of my email addresses by our old friends Emailmovers who have a history of playing fast and loose with the law when it comes to Spam (see for instance this post and this article).

“See how Emailmovers can help you with your marketing post GDPR”

Oh really?

And worse still, Emailmovers’ website currently says:

“Working closely with the DMA and ICO we are making sure all our data is GDPR ready for May 2018”

Well, clearly it’s not, but there’s no surprise there, is there?

All The Gear … Still No Idea

Following my ‘issues’ with my AfterShokz Bluez 2 bone-conductive headphones packing up in the rain every so often, the multifunction button was also a hit-and-miss affair of late, is having already bought Alison a new pair, I did the same and my new AfterShokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones arrived at the office today.

AfterShokz Titanium Grey

They’re smaller and seem lighter than the Bluez2 headphones which is a plus. And yes, they were very lightweight indeed on the run home.

April Fool

Weighed myself this morning and I’ve gained 5lb since Christmas, despite starting to eat more vegetarian food (cheeky Nando’s on Friday notwithstanding…).

I now need to knuckle down for the Milton Keynes Half Marathon at the start of May: only 5 weeks away!

Warsaw Polonia Palace Run

My first run since 2017: 10½ weeks or 2½ months plus I know I’ve put on shedloads of weight since the start of the year.

I got a bit lost trying to navigate the junctions and subways near the hotel and it was getting dark, cold and drizzling, so I cut it shorter than planned.

2017 Summary

Not a good year at all: lots of injuries and illnesses plus work getting in the way.

Over the course of the year, that showed by a weight gain of 2.6kg/5.7lbs.

I cycled 119km in May, June and August rather than trying to cycle regularly at the weekends.

My running was limited to just 121km and May’s total came purely from just the MK Half-Marathon.

Walking to and from work with the occasional weekend wandering led to a total of 666km, which wasn’t really “Beasting” it…

Must. Try. Harder.