Day 14

Still a vegetarian. Managed to resist a chicken kebab after my first Drinking session of the New Year with friends.

Total steps this week = 82418. Still managing at least 10K per day and still doing my 10K run training.

And finally, still got my new job. It’s all looking good.

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Day 7 – Vegetarian & New Years Resolutions

Day 7 and despite everyone around me eating meat including my favourites such as Pepperoni Pizza, I am still a vegetarian.

Started day 2 of my 10K run training today.

Total weekly steps has increased from around 40K if I don’t do any exercise and in my old job role, to78064 in the past week and I expect this to be higher this week.

 

New Year, New Job and Resolutions

December the 31st 2018 was my last day employed as an IT Lecturer after 19 years. As of the 2nd January 2019, I started my new role as a Senior IT Engineer at the College, looking after the systems, hardware and software over three sites at Windsor, Langley and Strodes.

Just to make things more interesting, I have also decided to go vegetarian. Not sure how I’m going to do with this one. I have strong reasons for wanting to go vegetarian but I’m already a fussy eater, so choosing meals without any meat is going to be a challenge.

I’ve set myself some reasonable resolutions around health & fitness. My daily minimum steps is 10,000. I calculated that on most work days I’m lucky if I clock up 5000 steps, so since the New year I have been taking steps (pun intended) to increase this:

Taking stairs rather than lifts.

Taking the long way to get anywhere at work.

Walks at lunchtime

Walks after work.

Usually I would look to walk to work which generated 12,000 steps each way but I’m not sure if the nature of my new job role will allow that as I need the flexibility to drive between sites when needed.

Time to review this at the end of the month. Currently at 3 days with no meat eaten and around 45,000 steps in 4 days since the 31st December. 3 days in new job – still got job so far.

 

Bloodhound

Back in 2015, we came across the Bloodhound world speed record project on Indiegogo

The ambitious British engineering project hoped to set a new world speed record of 1000 Mph. We along with nearly 4000 other backers supported the project with monetary donations. We opted to have our names on the fin (along with a lot of other supporters names) in the final version of the car for about £30 as I remember.

There have been many project updates but sadly after failing to secure enough funding, they recently went into receivership and the project now looks like it won’t proceed. I’m disappointed the car will never get a chance to beat the world record and that my donation has gone but I came across the following article this weekend from an Eagle comic dated 7th August 1982. Richard Noble went on set the world record in 1983 and beat it again with ThrustSSC in 1997 at 763 Mph.

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