Maybe it's the, decidedly, unseasonal warm weather that's getting to me? I don't know.
Since my run in with the maniac orthodontist the other week I have broken my "habit" of hot chocolate and biscuits last thing at night. It was a real bad habit that I adopted six years ago when I gave up another bad habit - and now that I have knocked it on the head I want to steer clear of getting sucked back in - BUT I've actually lost a bit of weight since then and I'm starting to think I don't really have the energy reserves that perhaps I should? Who knows. And to be honest even if it is a lack of energy reserves I’m pretty sure a nutritionist wouldn’t recommend hot chocolate and custard creams.
One obvious answer could be the increased mileage lately. I’ve not had a week below 50 this year – the last three weeks have all been 70+ and the two before that 60+ (this too might account for the weight loss).
Reading a really good Swedish thriller at the moment about a hunt for a hit-man with a penchant for playing Thelonious Monk’s “Misterioso” while he cleans up after a job. Great stuff, but last night I had to pack it in after a couple of pages (or “screens” I suppose in these days of ereaders) because I kept dropping off.
Nothing major planned for the weekend (though maybe I should spend some time “panic-buying” petrol, pasties and stamps). I’ll try for one last long run then start the taper on Monday. Rest might do me a bit good.
However, I have got a new “skin” for it – as I believe the kids call them. Basically a silicon case to keep it nice – essential for a hashy bustard like me! I chose one that would take me back to my own “yoof” – proper walkmans and “mixer tapes”. Those were the days!! Nowadays we complain about “only” having 50 albums on our mp3 players. Christ I used to be happy with two or three C90’s, that would do me for weeks. God only knows how many AA batteries I used to get through too!