I got very lost in the Küttigen-Rombach-Aarau area yesterday. Google Maps sent me to the wrong place. I missed the event.
It was raining. I gave up. And walked back to Aarau.
I found a nice place to recover called Tuchlaube.
Next time I’ll try Gossip:
On my way back to the station I found a nice book store to browse thru.
Today I went for a nice 5 km in the sunset.
Not sure if I’m ready for a 10 km race by end of the month. I’ll decide this week.
I went for a short run this evening. Nothing to write home about. Simply trying to keep up with the regular running system. Nothing spectacular. Except that I saw a deer. A deer. In this urban part of north-west Switzerland.
I went for a slow run up the hill today. Two kilometres on the sawdust track and then further up the hill, all the way to the top. I don’t have any metrics to share because I haven’t jumped on the “quantified self” bandwagon. Yet.
My guess: more than 1 and a half hours and about 10 km.
Due to all the rain we had in the past week and the summer temperatures, it felt tropical. I like.
While running, my mind was busy answering emails and writing blog entries. That’s so weird. It shows: we need movement and fresh air to cope with all the data we’re consuming and processing.
A few days ago, I was searching through my blog and saw an old entry that I wrote about running in San Francisco and the advertising campaign at the time: These hills will chew you up. Run easy.
At the end, I did some stair climbing. There are many outdoor stairs along my route. Better than any gym.
Here’s a simple example how you can publish your content on your own site and syndicate elsewhere (POSSE):
- I posted a boring flower snapshot into my self-hosted WordPress (WP) blog.
- WP posted the entry to Twitter using WP plugins Hum and Publicize
- One of my Twitter followers replied to my tweet.
- Using Webmention, the tweet showed up in my WP comment moderation loop.
- After I approved it, the tweet shows up as a comment in the corresponding WP entry.
As you can see, there are some formatting issues with the emoticons and the image link isn’t displaying correctly.
And to begin with I had some other WP plugins interfering with the Webmention plugin and no idea why it wasn’t working.
For some reason. Beyond my understanding. My regular bike to work (still) draws exclamations of amazement from some work colleagues. Walking into the office on Thursday morning with my bicycle helmet in my hand, I heard the usual comments.
For the record:
Cycling to work is fun.
I don’t need to force myself to get on my bicycle. I like cycling.
I often have good ideas while cycling.
The time needed for the same route by public transport is close to identical.
The only times that I’ll take the bus or tram to work is when the road conditions are too icy and slippery, or when I don’t want to leave my bicycle over night in a dangerous place, or when I have more luggage than my bicycle can carry.
I went for a 60 minute run today. I did some stairs and ran up a steep hill. Good running weather today.
This Apple ad (that just played on TV) fits well:
Tomorrow is a new day.