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March 6, 2020
A League of Their Own 

I ran my fastest 10K since we got the Runn sensor today, and I did so while watching a League of Their Own for the first time. And I would just like to say, there is no crying in baseball!!

Also I love Geena Davis.

March 3, 2020
My Treadmill Sensor Is Back Online 

And today I ran my fastest 5KM ever!

I’ve normally only been posting my 10KM runs, but last week the treadmill sensor was still down, so I just ran for 80 mins.

I’m pretty proud of this 5K, I have to say!

February 22, 2020
Forgot to post this yesterday 

Forgot to post this yesterday

Our treadmill sensor was down, so I went back to logging my run on my watch only. On my watch I am fast like Sonic.

actually approximately 10kactually approximately 10k

February 21, 2020
Getting Rid of Netflix 

I’m getting rid of Netflix, so I’m trying to get through all of the content I want to watch by mid-March, when my subscription expires. I just watched #Cats __the__Mewvie and how did I NOT KNOW about Princess Cheeto?! The cat is adorable (all the cats are adorable honestly) but these photos are AMAZING, I’m obsessed. Princess Cheeto is art.

February 14, 2020
Botnet, the Social Media App Where you are the Only Human 

According to the makers of the app, when you post, all the comments are made by bots trained on thousands of real conversations.” For a dollar each, you can buy bots that will troll you or make dad jokes. It’s deeply refreshing in some ways. All the minutiae that I post about is treated like the most fascinating and mind blowing content to this army of bots. I love being popular.”

(Automation Puts Reply Guys Out of Work in Fake Social Media App Botnet via Vice)

February 14, 2020
Done better, done worse - happy Valentine’s 
done better, done worse - happy valentine’sdone better, done worse - happy valentine’s

February 7, 2020
Database of old book illustrations 

(The Lass That Loved a Sailor)

Oldbookillustrations.com is a library of thousands of old book illustrations, with searchable name, artist, source, date, which book it was in, etc. (via kottke.org)

February 6, 2020
First Run of 35 

I guess this is my running blog now? I don’t know but this is happening.

It was my birthday on Tuesday, so this is my first run as a 35-year-old. It’s not my regular day either, I had to bump it up by a day because I’m busy tomorrow.

So here we are, and I found this run IMPOSSIBLY difficult. I have been pushing my pace quite a lot, trying to improve my speed. As you can see I’m a full six minutes faster than last week. But as you can also see I had to stop twice (total run time) to get my breath and re-hydrate, so I was pushing the pace too hard, I think. I’ll need to start ramping my time up more slowly.

So yeah, that’s my 10K this week. And maybe I’ll find some things to post that aren’t about running soon.

February 4, 2020
When your coworkers absolutely smash your birthday 
when your coworkers absolutely smash your birthdaywhen your coworkers absolutely smash your birthday

January 31, 2020
We Got a New Treadmill Sensor 

Last week we got this treadmill sensor by NPE.

And damned if it doesn’t turn out that I run even slower than I thought I did.

Runn syncs with a variety of running apps; I’m using the excellent ismoothrun, which also syncs with your Apple Watch and contributes to your rings”.

So okay, the downside is I’m about two-and-a-half minutes slower per kilometer than I thought I was, according to the Runn sensor. I’ve been told that I might find I’m a bit faster once I start running outside, which I plan to do once the weather gets better, around the end of March/beginning of April.

The upside is I can run for an hour and a half straight, which is a big achievement for a girl with asthma, who used to do literally anything to get out of gym class in school.

I also picked up some new shoes last week, and tried them out for the first time today. And I have to say, they are excellent. They are very cushion-y. Whatever CUSHLON is, I could feel the difference over my two year old Adidas, for sure.

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