Accessing year to date

Posted on: May 2, 2021

Categories: Development | Little thoughts | Personal

Please could someone help me get my year to date mileage from Strava using the API? Thanks.

Joined a club

Posted on: April 13, 2021

Categories: Personal

I joined a running club. It’s the Hillsborough and Rivelin Running Club (link opens in a new tab)

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Training plan, week 1

Posted on: April 1, 2021

Categories: Personal

Day 1 – Run around a bitDay 2 – Probably don’t botherDay 3 – Run slow then not as slow, repeat a number of timesDay 4 – Have a cup of teaDay 5 – Run up and down a small hill, repeat a number of timesDay 6 – SleepDay 7 – Run for quite a… Read the rest

Ran a bit again

Posted on: February 28, 2021

Categories: Personal

13.3 miles today. Quickest 13.1 for quite some time. Felt comfortable for most of it. Headed out at 7, I went round More Hall reservoir on a very sunny Sunday. It was really peaceful at that time of day.

Did some running

Posted on: January 17, 2021

Categories: Personal

Did 10.5 miles today. Slow and steady. I had the energy to do more but really needed a toilet stop, so stopped. It’s on Strava.

Tweets to toots

Posted on: January 10, 2021

Categories: Personal

My little bio used to say I put stuff on Twitter. I’ve not actually been there since Christmas, and I’m not missing it so I feel now is the time to mention a new place I’m investigating. It’s run on Mastodon, which describes itself as “Social networking, back in your hands”. On the surface it… Read the rest

Labtop MKIV

Posted on: January 8, 2021

Categories: Personal

New shopping list item: The Starlab Systems Labtop Mk IV. I’ve used Linux computers but only ever for tinkering with, nothing too serious or long term, and always when a machine has run out of life running Windows. I’d really like to buy a computer that was purpose built for a Linux distribution, with proper… Read the rest

5 days of 5k

Posted on: December 13, 2020

Categories: Personal

Last week I did a 5k run every day for 5 days. Kind of a challenge thing. I wanted to get quicker. Which I managed – shaving a whole 35 seconds of my (rather slow) recentish PB. I also realised the importance of rest days.

For my uncle

Posted on: November 13, 2020

Categories: Personal

Some words of the American essayist, philosopher and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson: To laugh often and much;to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends.To appreciate beauty;to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit… Read the rest

Things to do

Posted on: November 6, 2020

Categories: Personal

[Sheffield has] more wonderful parks, woodland and countryside, canals and rivers and nature reserves within our still locked down Sheffield than any other northern city. We feel passionate about these places and need them more than ever as we try and focus on the small important things and distract ourselves from the big picture. Thoughts… Read the rest