Week Notes 2021/36
Thu Sep 16, 2021
Notes for the week of 6th of September through 12th of September 2021.
Settling into the autumn groove.
- Work was fine. Finished two tasks completely and made a start on the next sprint’s main tasks.
- Not much fiction written this week. Boo!
- We went and watched the Tour of Britain ride past us, which was rather exciting, if fleeting.
- These notes are getting later and later, but also sparser.
- 334 (Thomas Disch, 1972)
- At some point on Thursday evening/Friday morning this started to click. I’m about to start reading the final novella, Angouleme. I was also helped by discovering a wiki with annotations for the novel on the internet to help me parse a lot of the names. http://www.errorbar.net/nits/334
- Dying of the Light (George R. R. Martin, 1977)
- I’ve never read anything by Martin and I’m unlikely to commit to A Song of Ice and Fire, but so far this is an entertaining mid-seventies Space Opera. The prologue, shockingly, is rather good.
Running & Adventures
- On Tuesday, September 7th, I ran 8.79km in 51:58 moving time and 57:42 total elapsed time (traffic lights) at what I thought was an easy pace, but left my legs slightly worse for wear on Wednesday morning.
- On Thursday, September 9th, there was a thick haar and heavy rain all afternoon. I ran approximately 6km. The third kilometre was fast.
- On Friday, September 10th, I went to the gym at lunch for a strength & conditioning session.
- On Sunday, September 12th, I was really worried about not hitting my weekly target of 30km. Also, the Tour of Britain meant the sea front was crowded at my usual running time, which led to some anxiety. In the end I spent just over an hour and a half out of the house and covered 16.92km. Not bad in the end.
- This is still my go to game for half an hour of play. Really I shouldn’t because there are other activities I allegedly want to do, but it’s there, so I play. I’ve finished the first expansion pack, The Scourge of Armagon, and started the next one. So far, I have played this game on the normal difficulty. I doubt I shall revisit all of the content on hard or nightmare modes.