Date: 2018-11-17 Time: 01:42:29 Distance: 21km Pace: 00:04:53/km Finished: 366/1605 (23/100 normalised) Previous race: Gaelforce Howth Summit 10k Went well. Flat course. Ran long and hard. Yesterday I applied the lessons of the Phoenix Park half marathon: I wore warm clothes. Beanie, gloves and an over layer. I found my desired pacer in the starting […]
On my second day in Iceland I climbed the gorgeous Mount Esja near Reykjavik!
Another waterfall, another whistle stop tour, this time at Seljalandsfoss, right down the road from Skógafoss!
In my post about Skógafoss, I mentioned that I spent a few tedious hours in Photoshop cloning out tourists. This led to some questions from my friend Duncan about the time I put in to remove the tourists, which in turn put it into my head to upload this. There really were a million of […]
Skógafoss waterfall in the South Region of Iceland. Taken October 1, 2018.
What's a mountain for except a quick selfie? Taken on Croagh Patrick in Mayo, October 27 2018.
Taken at Keem Beach, Achill Co. Mayo
Date: 2018-10-13 Time: 00:56:55 Distance: 10km Pace: 00:05:40/km Finished: 103/496 (21/100 normalised) Previous race: Hjartadagshlaupið 2018 10k, Reykjavik And this a whole different kettle of fish. Gaelforce runs are off the road, over the hill and somewhere far off by the sea in a league of their own. Where I enjoyed a flat and even […]
Date: 2018-09-29 Time: 00:46:52 Distance: 10km Pace: 00:04:39/km Finished: 57/188 (30/100 normalised) Previous race: SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon My chip time for the run makes this run a new personal best, beating out the DLR Bay 10k finish by 15 seconds! The Hjartadagshlaupið (Heart Day) run seems to be an annual community in Reykjavik. […]
Date: 2018-09-22 Time: 01:48:45 Distance: 21.1km Pace: 00:05:09/km Finished: 2579/6674 (39/100 normalised) Previous race: DLR Bay 10k 2018 The 2018 SSE Airtricity Half Marathon was both my first half marathon race and a major personal milestone. As I write this post in late October it has been a year since I took up running as […]
Taken in the Southern Region, Iceland, near Skógafoss.
I have to start somewhere with the Iceland photos!
The Baily lighthouse in the rain before Storm Callum rolls in.
Through reason, sanity.
My neighbourhood looks gorgeous as Autumn rolls in. 🍂🌞
The Baily Lighthouse in Howth as Storm Ali rolls over the Irish Sea.
With Storm Helene due to make landfall over Ireland tonight, I went up and out on my bicycle around the south city out as far as the foothills.
Inspired by a question on Stack Overflow, “Can I get a list of files marked –assume-unchanged?”, this alias allows me to glob mark files as unchanged (or changed) from the command-line. [alias] unchanged = !git ls-files -v | grep \"^[[:lower:]]\" thaw = "!git update-index --no-assume-unchanged $@" freeze = "!git update-index --assume-unchanged $@" As an example […]
Grey skies overhang Grand Canal Dock in Dublin at sunset in early September.
When you put shit in, you get shit out. At last, today, it occurred to me that I haven’t been kind to myself over the past month. Two years ago I learned that I only know when I’m stressed or angry or upset are in the ways I express them. Like that I eat junk […]
So it turns out that being a programmer also means I can repair phones. :p
I love cycling.
I can't get over the difference between me then and me now.
My last running goal was a nonstop 20k, which I convinced myself I wouldn't manage until I went out and did it.
I’ve seen mountains and deserts and lakes and forests and ice caps and snow, but nothing in this world soothes my heart like the sea breeze, the cry of gulls and clouds hung low o’er the horizon.
Time: 00:47:07 Distance: 10.00km Pace: 00:04:43/km Finished: 223/1229 (18/100 normalised) Previous race: Kinvara Rock and Road 10k 2018. In comparing my experience on the DLR Bay Run with the Kinvara Rock and Road, I get the feeling of being prepared. For the DLR Bay Run I followed a running schedule, watched what I ate, and […]
Although the sky around the sun got blown out to fuck, I’m really happy with this spectacular cloudscape from over Dublin Bay. Going to work in the Baily Lighthouse has become a high point in my career. Every day something about the job lifts me up, like on Friday when we spotted a porpoise on […]
Lookit the lil whiskers! 🐱