Tag: running

Sunday Column (382)

Last week started on Sunday when I flew to Germany. I piggy-backed a long overdue trip onto a trip to some clients in Frankfurt. Frankfurt is not only a pain to fly to (Heathrow only), there aren’t that many companies in our industry. It has been 18 months since I have been and stayed one day this time to then train it to Düsseldorf. Germany is very scattered when it comes to big cities and there are important people in each one of them. I guess it keeps it interesting. A bit of travel is essential to cover ground in Germany. One of the few countries without a centralised city for media, not like Paris/France, Milan/Italy, Madrid/Spain and of course London/UK. My next trip to Germany is Berlin in a few weeks time. That again will be from Gatwick, which is a lot easier. It seems that Easyjet changed their flight plan and doesn’t fly to some cities I need to go to. That means a long taxi drive to Heathrow. On the note of train travel in Germany: my annual travel card from Hassocks to London, which I renewed this week, costs more than a travel card to use

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What a gloomy Sunday. Saturday was so dark and cold, we put the fire on all day – it is nice and relaxing, calming yet it should be either a bit lighter or a bit colder – this weather just really sits in between autumn and winter. And it is wet. Yet, despite all that my wife did a 10K run today. Well done you! The week was full of travel, yet it was actually very pleasant. I left the UK Monday evening to go to a conference in Hamburg. Easyjet seems to have a winter schedule, where they fly evenings rather than early mornings. So I got away for three nights. I prefer early morning but hey, all about being organised. The conference was amazing. Of course it was because I was speaking but really it was because there was a room of people interested in cross device tracking and the break down of silos: offline/online. I do really like what I do. I love my job (and not only saying that), as we are able to connect offline to online marketing, targeted advertising. So this conference went down as a treat, getting to know lots of different view

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This was a good and successful week! Having a purpose in life and finding your identity is a great skill to have. Just this week I finished reading another book on destiny and success. On how to structure your life and thoughts to achieve what you want to achieve. I started writing more seriously on my second book and finished drafts for the first chapter. Onwards and upwards. Nothing like getting things done early morning on the train to set yourself up for the day. Somewhat I got carried away with a few wine and ale nights, yet again managed to catch up with loads of people and done some great networking. Amazing. On the opposite side of things I did sign up for a 24 hour run. My challenge in 2016. A team of people to run a relay of 10K for 24 hours. This is going to be my ‘wall’ – Kevin Jorgenson spoke about his free climb record at a conference this year and suggested everyone should have a ‘wall’. 280 days to go. Q4 is in full swing with lots of different ups and downs, meetings being moved, cancelled and decisions for next year to be

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Sunday Column (8)

Another week! With Monday having been a bank holiday, the week passed VERY quickly. Highlights: I got myself an ipod nano 16 GB Another Highlight: I finished my first 60 minute run for over 1.5 years and ran 8.5K Ever since I got my ipod nano I am now ripping CDs to MP3. What a nice job 🙂 I think I should have sold them all on and downloaded the ones I wanted to keep. Not sure. Other than that this week started eventful with me being ordered to the doctors. I had a couple of check ups and blood tests done and nothing major is wrong with me. So that is good news. On Wednesday I met a friend I haven’t seen for ages and it was so good to catch up with her. We went to Hi Sushi but were a tat disappointed with the food. So next time we go somewhere else. I suggested the Thai place I went to a while back. Thursday my Tai Chi teacher taught us a real awesome move. I will write about this next week, so stay tuned. It is called “parting the horse’s mane”. Very exciting. The garden is getting

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Insoles

I got myself some new insoles a while back. For just over the price of a 16 GB i-pod Nano I decided to get myself something that will help my feet to feel better and getting rid of my shin splints. When I look back to 2001/2002 I used to run for 2 1/2 hours – slow but steady – and used to be very fit. However, after moving to London and mainly running on tarmac the pain in my legs got worse. I managed to train properly for about 2 months prior to our wedding in 2007 but since had problems returning to run on a regular basis. According to my massage therapist Profeet is the solution. Profeet measured my feet, video-taped me running with and without shoes and also measured my footprint whilst running. Based on that analysis I got new insoles for my trainers within 30 minutes and started using them in the gym. First results were horrifying as I was not aware that I had to break the insoles in slowly. Now, after a few weeks, I am rotating between my old and these new insoles with the result that over Easter I managed to run

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