Well January’s almost over and I’ve done just one run. It may have been a coincidence, but I finished a run on the 1st of January with a smashing headache, and woke overnight bathed in sweat and running a fever that stayed with me for three days.
Happy new year! Good riddance to 2013 and roll on 2014, says I. We celebrated with the Melrose clan (the Scots) by taking a picnic down to Bicentennial Park for the fireworks display — it’s the park right near our house, so not too far to go and we had a good view of the fireworks from both the Harbour Bridge and in Balmain.
I’ve been eating (and drinking!) anything and everything I can find this past month or two, with the intention — likely shared by many people around this time of year — to get back to training when the new year rolls by.
I took some time this weekend to start researching and thinking about training for Tough Mudder. Turns out that reading and thinking is probably the easiest part of the whole endeavour!
With the most important problem — a roof over our heads — now settled, it’s time to start thinking about the future: particularly the Tough Mudder challenge. I need to get training!
Late last year a friend pinged me a link to Tough Mudder, and on the spur of the moment I agreed to become his teammate in this mad-cap dash over, under and through various muddy obstacles: 20kms of commando crawls, tyres runs, tunnel crawls, wall scaling, rope bridges, log hauls, greased monkey-bars and a final high-voltage wire sprint.
The weekend is here, finally. We finished work a little early tonight to take a quick spin to Knox – we completed our cutlery set, and Dee got some cupcake baking trays, whilst I splashed out on some running gear.
What a year. In the last rapidly-accelerating twelve months we moved into our own house, bought the biggest, sookiest dog known to humankind and had a son — although “had” is past-tense and he’s undeniably more of a handful here on the outside!
I was reading/learning last night about the two (often competing) congnitive systems we have; for lack of better terminology I’m going to call them the “dopamine system” (DS) and the “cognitive system” (CS).