Category: A photo a day

May 6th, 2015

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May 6th, 2015

Ice on the windscreen at 6 AM – this took place just last week! It tricked me because there was only ice in the middle section of the windscreen, I’ve swiped my finger on the side and it looked just wet, not icy, I then had a nasty surprise when I used the wipers! šŸ˜›

Thankfully now there’s a balmy 13 degrees C outside! Not bad, if it wasn’t for the very strong winds that came with the temperature increase…

And why was I driving away at 6 AM? I guess you already know the answer… šŸ™‚

May 5th, 2015

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May 5th, 2015

Back to work! (albeit on a shorter week this time) The weather has made a turn for the worse, it has been very windy over these last days which makes cycling a bit more challenging (especially when you have the wind and the rain on your face). And the fact that I’m riding a 20+ kg commuter bike fully loaded with pannier bags does not help! šŸ™‚

May 4th, 2015

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Race day! Yesterday it was finally the day both myself and my fellow colleagues whom I have been coaching were waiting for – the Whitstable 10k run! We did ok, the main goals were accomplished and we had a lot of fun with everybody cheering us on the way!

And to top things the race was followed by a nice BBQ party at my place – summer is coming, definitely!

Again, this photo of the day was actually not taken by me (because I feature in it), my thanks to the guys from the Romanian Social Club (in Canterbury) for taking it!

This was another photo they took of us during the race. I'm actually smiling!

May 3rd, 2015

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CPR 2nd May 2015

Today the “photo of the day” is not actually mine because I’m featuring in it! šŸ™‚ I’ve been doing these parkruns in Canterbury on and off since January (and when I say on and off I really mean it, as we are already in May and this is only my 5th parkrun!), they are a wonderful opportunity to do a high intensity training (timed 5k run at maximum speed, with 4 hills to conquer!) and meet interesting people too. In this particular occasion I managed to beat my PB and lowered it to 20:27. One of my goals for the year is to go under 20′Ā  – but that is going to be painful as I have to sustain an average of 04:00/km throughout the 4 hills in the course! šŸ˜€

I really like this photo because not only I’m having a half-decent expression and my running form is actually not that bad, but you can see the sense of fun and quirkiness that goes in these events – indeed that is someone pushing a buggy down there! (we actually have two regulars doing that every Saturday!) We congratulate ourselves at the end, smile a little bit for the cameras and get cheered by the fantastic volunteers along the course (I will volunteer soon too, I really need to give back to the community!).

May 2nd, 2015

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May 2nd, 2015

Tidying up the garden in preparation for a big BBQ party happening over the bank holiday weekend! So much garden waste that had to be cleared…
Now all we need is some grass seed and it will look great!

May 1st, 2015

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May 1st, 2015

I just love Pad Thai noodles!! From time to time I indulge myself with a nice big box of chicken Pad Thai, complete with lots of peanuts and dried chillies topping it over. Yum!

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