Paul Clarke's Blog (Pauly's Soapbox)

Run stats 17/11/18 πŸƒ 4'57/K

11.1% fat 🚢 9066 steps πŸ§— 32 floors

Sat Nov 17 2018...

Did the park run

Did the Park Run this morning results will be up here at some point - assume I came 71st based on the ticket they gave me, but I would have guessed there were more runners than there would seem to be from the history of previous runs. My fitbit run stats unfortunately do not reflect it as I forgot to pause my run when I was queueing up to get my ticket scanned and things at the end. I did not thrash it, and I hung back a bit at the start, next time I will have to go further forward so I find my own space and don't have to dodge round people. Still good though I will definitely go again!

Oat and banana smoothie for breakfast today, half before the run, half after.

Sat Nov 17 2018...

Run stats 15/11/18 πŸƒ 5'12/K

10.2% fat 🚢 14925 steps πŸ§— 42 floors

Thu Nov 15 2018...

I get up when I want

... except on Saturday when I am rudely awoken by a 5k Folkestone Park Run! Yep finally signed up for it, so at 9am Saturday I will be running along the Leas.

I did a practice this morning, I was awake at 5am so went out a little earlier than usual... Unsurprisingly no-one around at this time. I pushed myself a bit further to be sure I did the 5k and not stop at 4.5k or anything as I have been doing. Made reasonable time, I think my good time the other day really was because the wind was at my back for a lot of it.

I got some bonus exercise today too, I forgot thing two's lunchbox so had to run back to school for it between meetings this morning. I am working from home today so it was no problem.

Thu Nov 15 2018...

They Shall Not Grow Old was awesome

Watch it on the iplayer, it starts as a "normal" documentary, very moving anyway, but when the restored footage kicks in it is amazing. Each frame of the old footage was hand coloured and it's amazing, good work Peter Jackson and team.

Wed Nov 14 2018...

Run stats 14/11/18

10% fat 🚢 5007 steps πŸ§— 10 floors

Wed Nov 14 2018...

Double car confusion

Not only did some unknown persons toot and wave at me this morning, while walking back from the school run, but someone approached me the other day regarding the beetle. I was getting petrol at the bottom of the road when a man came over making the "wind your window down" sign. I can't wind the window down but opened the door to speak to him. "I used to own this car, this very one, I fixed it up, it was a wreck!". Awesome and interesting, and a mad coincidence, is he from Portsmouth area then? We bought it in Gosport in 1991 so it must have been quite a while before that. Strange though as the family we bought it off said they had renovated it while they had it (at least given it a good new paint job). No, he says it must have originally been registered in Kent, and it was about twenty years ago. Twenty years ago is 1998 so either when Al had it rusting on his drive or when Dad had taken it back again, it never came to Kent in that time. The guy was sure it was the same car, same registration, but he went away confused, and so did I. Guessing he just misremembered and it was a similar number plate, but not the same. Could possibly be that he meant thirty years ago or more, but unlikely I think.

Can I find out where the car was originally registered?

No run today, might go out at lunch as it is quite nice. Am working from home today, as Clare is at Scotney Castle with work.

Wed Nov 14 2018...

Run stats 13/11/18

9.8% fat 🚢 10880 steps πŸ§— 28 floors

Tue Nov 13 2018...

Run stats 12/11/18

9.7% fat 🚢 6761 steps πŸ§— 30 floors

Mon Nov 12 2018...

Armistice memorial on the White Cliffs

Went to a memorial event for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. They lit up South Foreland Lighthouse for the first time in years. Also did a night time tour of Fan Bay Deep Shelter, have wanted to go down there for ages, so that was great.

Also went for a run yesterday afternoon and seemingly made great time, an average kilometer of under five minutes. Think I had the wind slightly at my back while running back along Princes Parade. Got back just in time for Emma and Jeff's visit, now they have a car I hope they will pop round more often.

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Mon Nov 12 2018...