Sunday 25 August 2019

Madrid Week One 18 August

So, I’ve moved to Madrid. A new job at the OCS. Owned by the IOC and is the development and delivery team for Olympic Broadcasting Services. I’m the Project Manager for the delivery of Single Sign On/Identity & Access Manangement.

More about the job in a next blog. I’m in a temporary apartment for a month so the last action is to find one. Which I’m sure will be ok.

I’m settling in very well but do miss Lizzie my wife. Luckily she’ll be here soon.

It’s taken a long time to find a new role. In the mean time I worked in Waitrose New Malden. I should have started there earlier. It was good fun at Waitrose and I made some nice friends. But I’m a delivery person.

So, I’m back running. Well, did a 3ish km on 25 August and I’m pretty sure I’ll keep it up. Slow, painful and great.
Legs in pain, but good pain. Ran to a park, very nice park may I add. Will go back there. Aiming for 3 runs a week to start with.

Not much more now, but wanted to start writing up my stuff again.

See you soon Lizzie Lou. Xx

Monday 16 April 2018

So what is next after DNF on the MdS

For those not regular runners DNF = Did Not Finish. Means you start a running event but you don't get to the finish line.

So what is next?

I can now go back to go for a run to enjoy. Not to have to train for something. This means if I miss a run, it's ok. I don't have to do x miles/kilometers or x hours to meet an artificial target. I either go for a run or I don't.

I can now focus again on CrossFit an the gym, which will include running.
I can use the gained time to read a book or watch a movie.

I always knew I wanted to go Scuba-Diving, but I never bothered doing it on any of my vacations. Too much hassle and I needed to go for a run, because there was always a race coming up.

Last year, before our honeymoon to the Maldives I did my open water scuba training and did three dives in the Maldives and got my Nitrox license.
In 2018 I did two dives in Fujairah. I am no totally hooked.
In 2018 I will go for my advanced open water, peak performance buoyancy and underwater photography.

Don't get me wrong, the journey's to the MdS have been amazing and taught me a lot and it will always be a benefit having participated. Not in the least for the people you meet.