consistent inconsistency

running in london in the winter

I like running. Especially long runs - most weekends we'll be out somewhere doing at least a few miles. I also really suck at running. I am slow. I would love to be faster, but most of the time I just love being outside more and spending time with my fiancee.

That being said, sometimes I wonder why I like running. Especially when I'm doing up my shoes, about to go out onto the dark, wet, rainy streets of London and run roads and parks that I've seen hundreds of times before. When I'm not signed up to any races so there's no reason for me to be training right now. When I could be happy and warm inside doing anything else.

At the same time though - I've got to a point where running just feels right. I get grumpy and bored when I don't run. It gives me time to think. And I'm not entirely sure what I would do if I didn't run. Plus I know that once I get out, and my legs are going and I've warmed up a bit, I'll be wondering how I ever thought I hated running.


tags: running, london

permalink | posted by nathan on Thursday, the 21th of January, 2021, during the most productive hours of the day


There are two ideas that I've been thinking about for a while:

  1. I'd like to be more creative
  2. I'd like to have a better grasp on the events in my life and the small things I cherish

I've also had a lot of free time during this third(?) "lockdown", and so what started as a fun coding problem and wanting to improve my website has turned into this little micro-blog. The plan is to attempt to write and publish something every day. I don't think there will be any rhyme or reason to the things I talk about - just whatever was on my mind that day. Hopefully this will force me to do something creative with my time, as well as hopefully providing a nice log of my thoughts, opinions and interests.

I'm not expecting anyone to read this - but I'm hoping the public declaration of intent will force me to attempt this properly, for some psychological reason.

We'll see how it goes.

tags: hello, meta, self

permalink | posted by nathan on Wednesday, the 20th of January, 2021, during the most productive hours of the day