I’ve taken a break from running for four days. It coincides with my wife’s trip to Hasselt, Belgium (flag on the left). She went with her mum to visit family for her mum’s birthday and to attend Rimplerock.
That means it been me and my little boy from last Friday until Monday and it’s been good. Yesterday my daughter came over to visit for the day and hung out with us.
My and my son have been to a lot of different parks in a couple of days. I’m trying to keep him happy and entertained and it seems to be working. I’ve told him that mummy and nanny have gone on an airplane to Belgium and he seems to get it.
Today we went to a park that had an i-Play game and it was great for daddy! I was running all over the place. It’s basically like a giant version of a Bop It game. I made it through all the six levels with my son laughing and laughing at me. He thought it was hilarious watching daddy sprint around to “press it”… “stamp it”… “pull it”… etc etc. I was really sweating. Great game.
I’ll be back to running again first thing on Tuesday morning. I thought I would give my legs (especially my achilles) a rest for a bit. It’s good to have a break sometimes and give your body a chance to heal. Unfortunately my break also comes with me stuffing my face for four days… oh well.
On other non-running related news, I’ve found a political party that I’m actually remotely interested in. The Pirate Party has just been formed in the UK and is already growing in membership very very quickly. No wonder! Most of the people that are joining the party are pretty IT literate and the party’s core policies are appealing:-
- Reform copyright and patent law. We want to legalise non-commercial file sharing and reduce the excessive length of copyright protection, while ensuring that when creative works are sold, it’s the artists who benefit, not monopoly rights holders. We want a patent system that doesn’t stifle innovation or make life saving drugs so expensive that patients die.
- End the excessive surveillance, profiling, tracking and monitoring of innocent people by Government and big businesses.
- Ensure that everyone has real freedom of speech and real freedom to enjoy and participate in our shared culture.