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Sunday Column (509)

What a great week, wasn’t it? Sunny, yet cold mornings. Proper autumn with lovely sun sets. Nothing else to ask for. I felt I made a huge leap at work, and my marathon prep is going well. I left the house early Saturday before dawn, had some lights on, and came back about 3 hours later. 20 miles done, some walking though. This was tough. I call this success, or achieving means goals, goals that mean something towards an end goal. That’s a new thing I learned this week. The end goal is the achievement of running a marathon, the means goal is to hit 20 miles. As satisfying as it is, it is bl* hard. But let me have a rant at cinemas, or showing my pure ignorance that I don’t understand the value it brings to me. I work in advertising and I love it. But when I go to the movies, I hate the ads prior to the movies. You cannot skip them, and I always wonder how relevant they are. First of all, you almost always rush to the movies, get there just in time, and your boys want sweets. When you finally settle in your

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Sunday Column (288)

What a busy week. Where to start? Monday saw me continuing my 5 am starts with a 5K run. My osteopath on Saturday seemed to think things are improving, yet I wasn’t convinced on Monday; but usually it gets better during the week. At the end of the week I managed another 10K which second as a detox after a heavy trade show week. It has been 30 days now that we have been back from holidays and I am back into my 5 am routine. They say it takes 60 days to form a new habit, so half way through I am wondering, am I getting there? Of course I do. Getting up got a lot easier, to the extend that I naturally wake up around 430 to 5. Exercising got a lot better with my first 10K run, my weight increase on the bench press gets me back to uni levels. Things are moving in the right direction. Of course it doesn’t stop you from being tired. Some days I notice that my brain is still half asleep or still full of toxins (as in not relaxed, not hangover 😉 ). Usually this is fixed with a nap

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Sunday Column (181)

I am not sure where to start this week. We had a fantastic weekend last week and I spend some happy hours with my friends. I wish that those times don’t ever come to an end. Then my MIL arrived with her boyfriend. Colin and Rohan were over the moon. It is happiness all around and I cannot say how much I appreciate to be in the middle of it. Those days just passed very quickly. I have been flat out at work. Busy. I am getting to this point where I am stressed to an extend I don’t enjoy it. I know it is only temporary, as there are a few projects finishing, new ones starting and some need revisiting. Give me another three weeks and things are back to normal. I enjoy what I do though. And I booked a week off to unwind a bit before Q3 and Q4 hit us. Bring it on. I am ready. And don’t misunderstand: I don’t mind being busy or working at lot. But sometimes things are getting a bit over the top. For everyone. I guess with me moving house, and the kids settling in and being off school, we

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Sunday Column (181)

I am not sure where to start this week. We had a fantastic weekend last week and I spend some happy hours with my friends. I wish that those times don’t ever come to an end. Then my MIL arrived with her boyfriend. Colin and Rohan were over the moon. It is happiness all around and I cannot say how much I appreciate to be in the middle of it. Those days just passed very quickly. I have been flat out at work. Busy. I am getting to this point where I am stressed to an extend I don’t enjoy it. I know it is only temporary, as there are a few projects finishing, new ones starting and some need revisiting. Give me another three weeks and things are back to normal. I enjoy what I do though. And I booked a week off to unwind a bit before Q3 and Q4 hit us. Bring it on. I am ready. And don’t misunderstand: I don’t mind being busy or working at lot. But sometimes things are getting a bit over the top. For everyone. I guess with me moving house, and the kids settling in and being off school, we

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