Coronormal, Day 166

I was late out of bed, and felt reluctant to go at all, so I planned to return to the short route this morning. I admit that I’d hoped for a noticeable difference in time since I’ve been running a longer course, but alas! the mile path ran at 9:36. My friend Zanne, who just…

Coronormal, Day 165

The air was distinctly chilly this morning; I ran with my hoody on for the first time since summer started. No timing, since I timed yesterday and I don’t want to feel pressure to stretch anything. It was a satisfactory mile+, then Morning Office, ‘Sunday’ with Will Crawley, hot breakfast, Morning Worship (featuring Greenbelt leaders),…

Coronormal Day 164

Distinct chill in the air this morning: I ran my mile+ in 13:49, not uncomfortable but very glad to be done. Morning Office, hot breakfast, trip to the grocery. Worked on and off on Legends, got distracted a lot. That, it runs out, is a day. Curry from Majliss for dinner, and Dicte in the…

Coronormal Day 163

I shook things up this morning! When I descended from bed, rain was falling steadily, so I said the Morning Office. Then I ran my mile and a half, another slow-and-steady untimed day since I didn’t know whether the rain would start again and oblige me to return early. (It didn’t.) Then Mass, breakfast with…

Coronormal Day 162

A bit cool this morning, and I took an untimed slow run through my longer route. Morning Office, fruit breakfast (with a crumpet), finishing the PDF of Reddie’s article, some work on James and some on Legends. Well, almost entirely Legends in the end. We had fend-for-yourself dinner, and watched Dicte.

Coronormal Day 161

Woke to good weather, ran my new route in 13:51, Morning Office, hot breakfast, followed up a fair amount of correspondence, wrote a bit more of my essay on James, read and prepared a digital version of Anthony Reddie’s ‘Black Theology: an Introduction’…. On the whole, a productive and satisfying day. Chickpea and vegetable pancakes,…

Coronormal Day 160

I slept a bit late this morning but it mattered not, because it’s raining cats and dogs and I decline to run in this weather. Morning Office, fruit breakfast, some backed-up correspondence, some reading, and then a break in the rain such that it seemed good to catch my morning run before it started raining…

Coronormal Day 159

Up promptly, conditions favourable, morning run came in at 13:34. I remember when that would be an adequate time for one mile, so that’s an improvement. Morning Office, fruit breakfast, some correspondence and reading, groceries, some (a little) actual writing toward my James essay, photo editing from our holiday, broccoli and quinoa balls with nut…

Coronormal, Day 158

We slept deeply, and I rose well-rested and ready to resume a responsible schedule of morning running. I didn’t time this morning, but made the mile-point-four course at a steady pace with no particular discomfort. Morning Prayer, hot breakfast, Morning Worship on Radio Four till Margaret came downstairs and rejected it. We wandered in to…

Coronormal Day 157

We disembarked promptly in the morning, stopped at Costa for a coffee and a tea before making our way to Victoria, thence to the Oxford Tube, and homeward around noontime. All the transport for the day went very easily, so full marks to the Sleeper crew, the Victoria line, and the Oxford Tube. We were,…

Coronormal Day 155

A less ambitious day today: we strolled to Anstruther for breakfast and took in the wharves, then took the bus in to St Andrews. We had intended to explore the (ruined) cathedral again, but we were stymied by closure due to COVID. We had a pleasant time ducking in and out of shops nonetheless, I…