Sunday, 30 December 2012

Sunday 30th December 2012 to Saturday 5th January 2013

Sunday 30th December 2012
Up at 6:30, did nowt for ages then nowt for a bit more.   Took pooch out for a mile and a half.  Then did a big run -  nine and a bit miles.

Says 10.31 pace miles but there was a four minute comfort break on the fifth mile which slowed ruined the average.  It'd probably still have been a bit over ten miles but probably not much.   Never mind still upping the distance.

Took pooch for a slow walk after as a bit of a warm down.  Proper knackered.

Over to me mum's for tea - proper grand t'was too. 

Monday 31st December 2012
Up at 8am - took pooch out.  Jeepers another birthday seems to be one every year. John and Mo dropped by, then me bro and Shona dropped by.  Then took the clan to lunch at Stepping Stones everything running on raills.  . Took pooch out  later in the day up golf course.  Proper hacked off with this weather.  Pooch saw swans and had a good think about having a crack I reckon.

Tuesday 1st Janaury 2013
Am proper hungover this morning and no mistake.  I reckon it's the start of Dryathlon this month so am more than ready for it.  Up at 7:30 took pooch out on the mile and a half loop which was nice.  Feel like death warmed up at the moment - it's not good.

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
Tired but up.  Took pooch out. Work not too bad.  Went to see Lynne Riley's group in Eckington - all a bit hectic but rocking as usual.  Then down to Hollie's group in Belper for weigh-in.   Ouch! 6lbs on.  "Reap as ye sow" and all that.  Anyway, got home did a 5 mile run.  Pleased with that.

Thursday 3rd January 2013
Up at 5:50.  Took pooch out for a quick walk - mile and a third.  Over to visit Mark Flaherty's group in Stretton.  Very good new member talk and off to the office.  After work over to Bakewell sort out cousin Bri's TomTom it's working but taking a while to download to say the least. TomTom updated it seems MyTomTom app doesn't work with certain browsers so am going to get Google Chrome put onto his PC and all should be sorted.  Went a run / walk / run sort of a thing last night as went out without a torch down watery lane which doesn't have streetlights - saw a shooting star first and then what I assume was one of these meteorites burning up - much brighter than a shooting star and with a bit of a smoke trail sort of thing - it looked ace.  So walked up and down watery lane but didn't see another.  Such is life.

Friday 4th January 2013
Up at 4am got Phil up, went back to bed, got up at 5am - cloudy so not going to see the meteor shower - went back to bed.  Got up at 4:50 took pooch out. Funny day at work - put an old friend to sleep sort of...
Anyroad, it's another job off the list. Got me dad's memory upgrade done on way to drop off the TomTom Sat Nav live via that is now totally sorted.  Nice.

Back home, tea, then a five mile run in 49.21 so nicely paced and another ticked off the plan!

Saturday 5th January 2013
Up at 8am!!!! Cripes.  Took Pooch out but no battery in phone so didn't record it.  Up in attic putting Xmas stuff away - how quick it spins by.  Golfing at 12.27 bit slow going but luckily there we only played 14 holes so we got round quickly enough - 3.5 miles in 2hrs 15.    Took pooch for another walk up the golf course for a mile about tea time and that was enough for the day.


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sunday 23rd December 2012 to Saturday 29th December 2012

Sunday 23rd December 2012
Got up at 5am to get Phil off.  Back to bed then up at 8:30.  Took Pooch a walk - very wet got blocked off down at the farm and had to come back.

Am expecting to email me later to ask if I ran 7.5 miles as part of the marathon training plan.  To which I'll reply yes and then some.
Did an 8 miler this morning at 10:06 pace including a fair bit of flood avoidance, which was good.

Listened to a load of Zep tracks, still think the guitar solo in Stairway is the best, most fitting guitar work that ever got onto tape, also finished last mile with Kashmir as the backdrop - bloody awesome.

Monday 24th December 2012
Nearly Xmas.  Got up at 4am, saw Phil off.  Back to bed, up at 6:30, whizzed up to Sainsbobs, got some final bits and bobs.  Got back.  Took pooch out.  Did a ton of wrapping.  Took ppoch out.  Did a 3 mile run in just over 10 min miles.  Looks worse because when got back couldn't stop the clock.   Found where the unlock button is on me blackberry.  About time.  All good.

Tuesday 25th December 2012
Up at 4:10am to make sure Phil got up. Back up about 7:30, took pooch out for a couple of miles.  Will get on with the business of Xmas shortly!  Me

Wednesday 26th December 2012
Up at 7:30 - cripes.  Should be hungover but sort of not.  Took pooch out for a couple of miles.  In the afternoon the whole family went out for a 3 miler!  Ace, very flooded though but will make for a cracking walk in summer time.

Thursday 27th December 2012
Am getting to the I'm sick of all this excess stage now.  MUST get a decent run in today.  Took Pooch out for a couple of miles first thing.  Did six miles and at least three walks so all good.   Endomondo said "Paul Siddall was out running. He tracked 6.05 mi in 59m:28s.
Personal best 3 miles of 26m:17s which is a 1m:08simprovement." 

Which I was pretty pleased with.

Friday 28th December
Up at 4am to get Phil up then back to bed until 5:30.  Got up to take pooch out but weather was awful. So didn't get much of a walk done.  Into work for 8am all good.

Took them drums down and got em caged up ready to be put away for storage til next year.

A wreckage of broken sticks and tat:
According the Myasics plan I've got a five mile buildup run to do tonight (might skip it and go tomorrow unless weather improves.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Sunday 16th December 2012 to Saturday 22nd December 2012

Sunday 16th December 2012
Up at 4am but damn tired.  2 mile loop with Pip just after 6am. Mini walk up golf course for .8 of a mile with pooch just after noon.  Six mile run in the afternoon at about 10:23 pace which is okay for now.

Dinner at mum and dad's got a very nice jumper (oh yes), then carpet cleaning when we got back after borrowing a Kirby  of Uncle Michael - ace!

Monday 17th December 2012
Got up at 4am, made sure Phil was up, watched three overs (still looking like a nailed-on draw) back to bed for an hour and a half, up at 5:40, took pooch up town and back.  Shower, shave, brekko, off to work.

Bit of a rehearsal after work - nailed one song that was causing me trouble, back home, tea then carpet cleaning again.  Took pooch out but she didn't want to walk again, just like Sunday night - funny hound.

Tuesday 18th December 2012
Up at 4am to make sure Phil got off to work, went back to bed and didn't get up again until 5:55.  Dead tired, Test match is catching up on me. Anyway, a quick 2.75 mile walk with the pooch.   Showered, shaved  and ready for work.  Hoovered front room so we could get furniture back into position then off to work.

Saw this today - awesome.

Good rehearsal. Back home for 7:30, took Pip out - she's really not into evening walks at the minute bless her.   Anyroad up, did a five mile run at just under 10 min miles to finish off.   Started off and finished with sub 10 min miles and a rubbish couple in the middle.

Wednesday 19th December 2012
Up at 4am, sent Phil off to work.  Back to bed, up again at 5:40, took pooch out on a mini loop 1.4miles, then got a load of mini-jobs done, went and fetched papers and had a bit of a run from leisure centre to paper shop with the pooch.  Then back home and up attic to get Xmas stuff down. In work for 8:30 bit later than usual bot acceptable.  A better rehearsal - it's coming together thank the lord!
Group after that, just half a pound off this week but it's a loss of sorts!

Did a 3 mile run in the pi$$ing down rain. No fun and Endomondo didn't track it proper - said it took me 13 minutes to do the first mile which was a load of old rubbish,

Thursday 20th December
Took Pooch out for a short walk to do her business - weather crap and am sick of it.

Moved all the kit up stairs into the main room and got it set ready for early doors practice on Friday.

Friday 21st December
Brief walk as pooch didn't want to go far.  Got stuff ready for fancy dress and drumming mullarky.
Garrr, I went as a pirate.

Had Rich from the Lix come and do lights for us for the big do and it worked a treat.  We had a new guy do some singing for us; Jamie Fowkes and he did a really good job - everyone pleased which considering the lack of rehearsal is great!!

Saturday 22nd December 2012
Yesterday I was supposed to do a 5 mile comfortable run according to the marathon training plan I'm doing but I didn't.  Am going to have to pick that up today somehow if the rain stops.  Tomorrow it's going to tell me I've got a 7.5 mile run!

Rain never stopped.  Took Pooch for a walk up the golf course - golf was cancelled. 



Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sunday 9th December 2012 to Saturday 16th December 2012

Sunday 9th December 2012
Up at 4am to watch cricket get finished off.  Todays big project to get a freezer out of the utility room and a new massive fridge freezer in - major job was to remove all the stuff out of the utility room first. Anyway it all got done.  Went out for a run at 7 o'clock ish in the evening and a good un too.  5 miles with 9:36 pace will do nicely!

Monday 10th December 2012
Pooch barking at 5am so got up and took her a walk.   Mile and a half was all I fancied as weather is rotten freezing - I can't stand Winter - worst time of year.   Band practice tonight so that late back from t'office I reckons.  Busy day at work, rehearsal til gone 6pm, back home, tea then took pooch out for 2.5 miles.

Tuesday 11th December 2012
Up at 5:30.  Quate tired but getting used to it.  Took pooch on the shorter 1.5 mile loop again as it was very, very cold.   Saw shooting star again this morning and saw a shooting star last night.  Was trying to work out which way the stars move as the constellations I could see last night seem to have buggered off somewhere this morning and couldn't locate them at all this morning.  Went for a 2.5 mile run dead late on - 9:47 or something like but the phone seems to have lost gps so it's not recorded other than 21:58 as being the time.

Wednesday 12th December 2012 : 12/12/12
Up at 5:40 but that's ok.  Took pooch on the shorter loop as it's bloody freezing again and she's not too keen on this sort of cold.  Funny day at work.  2.5lbs lost this week - couldn't stop for group though.   Missus not best pleased with me as also had a rehearsal to do.   Took Pip a short walk.

Thursday 13th December 2012 
Up at 4am.  Watching Cricket, did a few Xmas cards all good.  Took Pip but she didn't want to go far in -8 freezing conditions.   Then went for a bit of a run up town to get papers.   Then took Pip out again to do her business!

Friday 14th December 2012
Up at 4am - cricket at Christmas card. Cool.  Took Pip out - like a bloomin ice rink out there today.   Band rehearsal tonight, hopefully it won't go on too late!

Saturday 15th December 2012
Up at 4am  - cricket time!  Took Pip out first at 4.45, then 3.5 miles at 6.25 to get papers.

Golf cancelled due to weather.  Took Pip up golf course for a walk.  Got over a dozen golf balls in the process which should keep me going for a while.  Got the yak shack updated so we've now got three yaks stored.


Monday, 3 December 2012

Sunday 2nd December 2012 to Saturday 8th December 2012

Sunday 2nd December 2012
Up early about 6am, packed up and on the road by 8am.  Came back a slightly different route from normal missing out the M6 altogether - it might be one for quiet days but it only took 3hrs 10minutes

Got back to sunny Ashbourne for not long after 11am.  All good stuff.  Took the pipster up the golf course and then round by Peach's Farm managing to fall headlong at one point - luckily no-one around to see it happen (hope so anyway). 

Cold day but washed the cars as they needed doing, then walk for pipster about 8pm then off to bed.   All good stuff. 

Monday 3rd December 2012
Struggled to get up at 5:40am but did anyway.  Took pip up town and back to fetch papers  then back to work.  All good.   Endomondo appears to be not working again.  Back from work took Pooch out for another mile - freezing but getting warmer. 

Tuesday 4th December 2012
Up at 5:40 (Phil already gone to work, bless him!), took Pooch out for 3.88 miles, Endomondo's jiggered I think.  Never mind.   Reloaded poxy endomondo to get it working again.  Took pooch out in the evening for a mile or so - need a new evening walk sorting out really.  Then went a run - 2.2 miles at 9:13min miles - which was nice - no pooch slowing me down you see!   

Wednesday 5th December 2012
Weigh day, putting extra effort in to achieve a maintain after the alcoholic madness of the weekend!  Just under four miles with the pooch to start the day off.   All over the spot today - trip up to High Green, Sheffield back to the office calling at Eckington on the way.  Finishing off at Belper lots of installs gone well today.   Group at Belper - an unexpected pound loss after drinking a ton of booze at the weekend I'd got it together Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday!    Took Pooch out in the evening when I got back for a mile and a half.   Then off to bed relatively early for a very early start on Thursday. 

Thursday 6th December 2012
Up at 4am - took pooch out very briefly when India got all out and England came in to bat.  Watched a bit of cricket, at lunch (cricket) I took Pooch for a two and a bit mile walk and got back just in time for the first over of the afternoon session at 6.10am!  Cool.  Then fetched a parcel from post office and set off for a group in Burton-on-Trent.  Job done back up A38 to the office all ticking over.    Raining absolute cats and dogs in the evening so no walk with the pooch - she didn't wanna go, bless her!

Friday 7th December 2012
Pooch barking all night.  Took her a walk at 2am and that settled her down a bit.  Up at 5:30, wanted to get up at 4am to watch the cricket but was way too tired.  Watched a bit of it,  England look to be in total control, hope it stays that way, certainly can't see us doing any worse than drawing it.  Took poochy out for a very short walk as she didn't want to go anywhere which suited me. 

Saturday 8th December 2012
Up early door to watch cricket.  Took pooch out.  Golf at lunch time.  Not bad - quite a few pars and a birdie on the 6th.  


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