Week Notes 2021/35
Wed Sep 8, 2021
Notes for the week of 30th August through 5th of September 2021.
These notes are very late because I spent Sunday traversing the Cairngorms on foot. Then I spent the last couple of days avoiding doing anything serious after work.
- Honestly, there is not a lot to say about the week that passed. I’m very much stuck in a routine that has little in the way of variation. A life that leaves me nether particularly happy or unhappy, just existing in a holding pattern.
- Most of the day job has been spent solving about half a dozen difficult variations on the puzzle that a piece of software won’t work as expected. None of the solutions have been massively difficult, but some of the solutions I’ve had to concoct definitely raised an eyebrow.
- 334 (Thomas Disch, 1972)
- Made significant progress. I’m not sure this is a book that I love, but it is one that I respect.
Running & Adventures
- On Tuesday, August 31st, I ran 10.38km in 1:01:44 at an easy perceived pace.
- On Wednesday, September 1st, I went to the gym for a personal trainer session. This was the last in the block I’d paid for. The difficultly ahead of me will be staying motivated to go at least weekly.
- On Thursday, September 2nd, I went out for an approximately 8km run. The middle 2.38km were twelve sets of thirty seconds hard followed by thirty seconds recovery. A difficult session that took me to nearly the point where I had to stop. Next time I’m doing fourteen reps.
- On Sunday 5th of September, I joined the Cairngorm Club on its annual traverse of the range. We started at the car park for the Cairngorm mountain ski centre and walked to the top of Cairngorm mountain. There the group split in two with the majority descending to Loch Avon and the Shelter Stone before climbing Derry Cairngorm. I went with a smaller party to the summit of Ben Macdui then down to the Linn of Dee car park to meet the coach. It was a long day of just over 25km and 1000 meters of height gain, but these seem fairly normal in my experience of CC walks and I wasn’t too destroyed at the end. That said, immediately after getting home, eating my dinner, and drinking a very welcome half litre of German lager, I almost fell asleep standing in the shower at midnight.
- Cowboy Bebop E4 ““Gateway Shuffle””
- Archer S11E3 ““Helping Hands””
- The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
- I finished the original campaign and then moved onto the first expansion pack. In the later stages of Quake some of the levels become extremely contrived and often not fun.