Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sunday 25th March 2012 to Saturday 31st March 2012

Sunday 25th March 2012
Up at 5:15GMT or 6:15BST depending on how you feel about daylight savings time.  As it is I can see it's going to be dark for my morning run for a week or two before getting back to normal.

Finished some work on a presentation off and then got downstairs clocks sorted out for the summer.  My Garmin 405cx sorted itself out somehow, you can't beat technology.  Since it's last update is also tells me when sunrise is which is nice!

Donnington market, everyone bought something - I came away with a pounds-worth of cable ties.  Never mind.

Got lawns mowed for first time in 2012. don't look too bad.

Monday 26th March 2012
Up at 4am, got Phil off to work, did a load of work.

Absolutely rubbish run up town.  Very poor indeed Mister Reeves.  Calf muscles hurting again.

Tuesday 27th March 2012
Up early as always have a two day off-site business meeting to attend in sunny Nottingham so things will be quiet!  Started off with quite a quick run up town.

Wednesday 28th March 2012
Went for a run round Eastwood with my boss.  Slight hangovers don't help with these matters I find so time reduced to 11:08 a mile but over 3.7 miles and with some proper lil hills too!
Got back home about 6:30 then whizzed over to Darley to do some jobs for me dad.  All tickety boo.

Thursday 29th March 2012
Run up town and back.  Amazingly busy at work, diabetic clinic in afternoon.  Everything is fine and according to her scales I'm 2 pound lighter than I was at same time as last year which I'd have to say shows how inaccurate NHS scales are!!!  Anyway, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, pulse and basically everything are very good indeed - the doctor had written very good on the report so even he's happy (nurses do diabetic clinics, you see)

Friday 30th March 2012
Am off work next week so got up at 4am to get a ton of stuff done early doors.  Run up town and back - very steady (slow)

Saturday 31st April 2012
Up early to see Phil off then back to bed and slept til about 8am - proper lie-in for me that is. Went golfing at lunchtime but played a bit rubbish - a par at 17th probably the best bit as I found the fairway bunker off the tee so a nice shot out and then just through the green, chip and a putt.  There were other putts here and there but still ending up paying the poond!
Golfin madness:

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Sunday 18th March 2012 to Saturday 24th March 2012

Sunday 18th March 2012
Didn't sleep well, up at 2:30 back to bed, read a bit, nodded off at some point, got up at 7:30.
Over to Darley Dale to do some jobs.  Dead tired.  Went to Nag's Head for lunch for final time.
3 miles worth of golf.  Good stuff, few pars and a birdie on 13th.

Monday 19th March 2012
Up super early 4:30 again.  Did a load of work then out for a run at 6:15 after getting Phil up for work.  Bit of a frost which was a slight shock to the system.  Been getting used to the better weather.
Run  Went out on the bike at night:

Tuesday 20th March 2012
Ran up town in morning.

Then went for a blood test.  Then went work. Then went to Southampton.  Then drove halfway back and stopped at a Travelodge at Bicester.

Wednesday 21st March 2012
Got up at 4am.   Drove from Bicester back to Ashbourne. Ran up town and back

Thursday 22nd March 2012
Knackered but alive!!  Ran up town and back all good.  Badminton at night. Getting tireder!

Friday 23rd March 2012
Up at 4am, made sure Phil got off to work and did a load of work at home.  Went run at 6:20ish and then back for brek and off to work.
Another cr*p day at work, seems to be the thing now to make sure I leave work pissed off on a friday, flipping magic it is.  Never mind, this is what life is.

Saturday 24th March 2012
Lie in!  Didn't get up til 6:20 then ran up town to get papers.

All ticking over well considering.   Got everything loaded up and down to recycling center at 9am when it opened.  Took Phil to hospital so they could look at his leg, they said it was change of washing powder but we're still convinced it's ringworm/tb/foot and mouth or something farm-related anyway, he's got a prescription and it seems to be clearing it up so maybe the doctor's right!

Golf at 12:30 got there about 12:20 and we set off early as whoever was in front had dropped out. Anyway set off very sweetly with two pars, then par on fourth, then a birdie on eighth for 19 points on front nine off three quarter handicap (out in 40), set off on back nine not quite so good did tenth, eleventh and twelve in 16 (I'd settle for 15 on these holes most days as they're kind of the Amen Corner of Ashbourne really), however the 6 I had on eleven was due to a three-putt, the first putt to save par caught the hole and horse-shoed out and I didn't take enough care on the tap-in from 12" (which missed!!!).  So could have been a par and two bogies instead of two bogies and a double!.    Anyway, got better quickly, parred 13,14,15 and 16.  Should have parred 17 after being on green in three but proceeded to three-putt, 18th I took a penalty drop as I'd found the very edge of the water hazard off the tee but as I was well ahead of everyone else I wasn't too bothered.  End result was 37 points in a three quarter handicap stableford which was 10 points clear of everyone else. Nice.  Out in 40 back in 43 off yellow tees was a good start to season and it felt like summer too. Great.

Took my mind nicely off work until got home.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sunday 11th March 2012 to Saturday 17th March 2012

Sunday 11th March 2012 to Saturday 17th March 2012

Sunday 11th March 2012
Guttering finished - cost more than the waterbutt.  Very dear job that were.
Went out on bike for 7 miles or so.
Valeted, washed cars
Watched England beat France at Rugby then off to bed.

Monday 12th March 2012
Up early. Bit of work done.
Out for a run up town and back.
Another perfect day at the office.
Tea and then out on bike.

Fitted an Asus Nvida TX560 graphics card to replace the one Phil managed to break.

Tuesday 13th March 2012 
Up early then out for a run. Blog up to date at last...

Wednesday 14th March 2012
Run up town and back

Thursday 15th March 2012
Run up town and back.

Friday 16th March 2012
Up at 4:10 to make sure Phil got up.  Went bed then got up proper at 4:30 and did a ton of top work.   Went for run at 6:15 ish :
All good, two big meetings today - first one is sh*t or bust really but am semi-hopeful, second one should be easier but the potential is there for grief!!

Saturday 17th March 2012
Up super early, didn't sleep well at all.  Went run first thing, golf at 12:18, Doug joined us for first time since his ankle surgery, only to practice putting but nice to have him with us.  Quite a few pars which was good, highlight was a birdie on fifth which considering I'd pulled my drive way left of the fairway and ball was sat behind a tree with only the slightest of gaps was quite a result!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Sunday 4th March 2012 to Saturday 10th March 2012

Sunday 4th March 2012
Not sure what I did - this is the problem with not keeping the blog up to date!!

Monday March 5th 2012
Ran up town and back

Tuesday March 6th 2012
Ran up town and back

Wednesday  March 7th 2012
Ran up town and back

Thursday March 8th 2012
Ran up town and back
Badminton at night

Friday March 9th 2012
No run ankles hurt from badminton.

Saturday March 10th 2012
Went run first thing.
Fetched guttering and what have you for me water butt
Took missus to see Dubliners in Nottingham, me and Lucy went to see The Muppets film at Showcase next to the A52 - it was ace!

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