Coronormal Day 129

I forgot to record anything in particular about today. My morning mile was 9:35; Morning Office, grocery trip, hot breakfast. I frittered the day away among light reading, Legends, and saving the world from being overrun by Pokémons. Margaret concocted a delicious (if unnervingly dark in colour) rice and veg dish with mushroom sauce, and…

Coronormal Day 128

I mustn’t miss two days in a row, so I took my morning run in very humid air, 16°, medium pollen (but enough to keep eyes and sinuses streaming), and limber but heavy legs — all to the result of a 9:15 mile. Morning Office, fruit breakfast, correspondence, and Legends. That was most of the…

Coronormal Day 126

Did I decide to skip my morning run? No, I did not! On the whole, a lovely day, though something is blooming that has my eyes and nose streaming. 13°, ‘medium’ pollen count (but it all depends on which pollen is about, doesn’t it?), clear, medium humidity, and my joints and muscles all seemed amenable…

Coronormal Day 125

A near-perfect morning for running — might have been warmer (9°), but clear and endurable humidity, though high pollen — and I limbered up satisfactorily, finishing my mile in 9:21. Morning Office, fruit breakfast, and an all-morning meeting of the Sodality Council. That was followed by another meeting, a quick hop out to arrange a future…

Coronormal Day 124

I’m in a phase of being tempted, day on day, to skip my morning run. I haven’t missed a day for weeks; I exercise from a sense of obligation rather than any enjoyment (though I don’t actually viscerally dislike running as much as I used to); and I can imagine a sense of relaxed enjoyment…

Coronormal Day 123

Rainy morning, 13°, so I decided not to try for a mile, but to go out and run till I didn’t want to get any wetter. Once I got outside and was warming up, though, the rain abated and I wound up running the whole mile, albeit without timing myself. Morning Office, hot breakfast, off…

Coronormal Day 122

Another grey morning, 15°, high pollen, high humidity, stiff and achey limbs, and my mile came in at 9:37. Morning Office, grocery trip, hot breakfast. Finished Nazianzen, worked on the sermon, and read The Difference Engine. We had a sweet chat with Thomas and his dad mid-afternoon, and that was the highlight of the day.…

Coronormal Day 121

I woke up stiff — my back threatened to develop spasms at a couple of points — so although the conditions for running were satisfactory, I decided not to time the run and simply to go slow and steady through the mile, which I then did. I felt limber by the time I finished, but…

Coronormal Day 120

Another grey, cool morning, 15° and high humidity, calm, and high pollen — but my pace just didn’t come together, and I ran to a 9:46 mile. Once again, the variation in my times puzzles me. Morning Office, fruit breakfast, correspondence, and I planned a bit of writing and research. But that plan came —…

Coronormal Day 119

This morning the conditions were fine: cloudy, 13°, medium pollen, high but not too high humidity. I wasn’t in good form, though, and the time was 9:25. The rest of the day was taken up with correspondence, with trying to make my word processor app work (it seems to have become hopelessly entangled in a…