||[Aug. 14th, 2017|05:35 pm]
I returned from a rather good weekend to a bit of a nightmare at work.
We had another major power issue over the weekend (which thankfully I wasn't
called in on), and I've been clearing up the fallout of it all of today. My
coworkers did a lot of the heavy lifting before I got here this morning, but
there was still plenty to do, and I'm not done yet. I am, however, going home
as soon as I can and leaving the rest for tomorrow. I won't bore you with the
myriad things I've done today, but I've felt both victorious and smart, and dumb
and unknowledgable by turns.
Over the weekend I spent pretty much all of my time with Rachel, which was fab.
Friday night ended with looking at new fridge freezers to buy, a curry, which
was delicious, and a good night's sleep. Unfortunately the curry wasn't good
for me the following morning and almost caused problems during my parkrun (which
I ran pretty much as hard as I could for the first time in months). Luckily
everything was OK in the end, but I'm glad I cycled there and back rather than
running. After that I headed to Tesco, then to London to meet Rachel, her
nephew, and then her brother and sister-in-law. We wandered to the Olympic
arena and saw an evening of rather excellent athletics, including Farah and Bolt
not quite managing to relive their glory days. We all then walked to a nearby
AirBnB place for the night. On Sunday morning we walked to somewhere nice for a
rather delcious but overpriced breakfast and then went to the train station to
go our separate ways. The remainder of the day back home was spent either doing
Isle of Wight preparation, reading, relaxing, going for a quite good hour's run,
or having dinner. There then followed another reasonable night's sleep before
I'm going home to Rachel again now, and then we might go and see my old gym to
see if we feel like rejoining it again. Then home, relaxing, forgetting about
the day, and maybe even going to bed before it gets too late. I'm not sure I
want tomorrow to come with all its network and server issues, and a sprintervals
session at lunch time.