If we were having coffee I would want to know if you are ready for the end of year holidays ? I haven’t anticipated anything yet. No decorating (though I did get out the boxes), no Christmas cards have been prepared, very few presents bought. But that is OK. I am not yet feeling too stressed about it. Between travel for work and the terrorist attacks here in Paris the whole month of November was thrown off. I hope to finish most everything this weekend.
If we were having coffee I am sure I would tell you how I binged on the Walking Dead during the month. I watched the first 5 seasons. I couldn’t get enough of it. I don’t like the gore, but once you look past that, I find the series fascinating. The relationship between the people in a world overrun by Walking Dead people (walkers, roamers, biters…), how chaos affects the human race, how you manage with loss of loved ones, how you survive with no telephone or internet, not necessarily having access to healthcare. And there is a constant struggle of human nature, on the borderline between hope, abandon, dementia…. the good, the bad and the ugly of human race, its all there.
One underlying theme that I love about it is trust. Who do you trust ? How can you build confidence with people you don’t know, when you are trying to survive ?
Over coffee I am sure we would talk about running ! I have completed 2 months of marathon training. The weather in November was wonderful, this past weekend people were still running in shorts. I am very satisfied with my Jeff Galloway training plan where mileage increases very slowly. I run 3 to 4 times a week which is perfectly manageable with my job and physically not too taxing. Because the mileage builds so slowly, I have had absolutely no pain.
Total November mileage is 144 km. My only running disappointment was the cancellation of the Four Castles race a week after the Paris attacks. Understandable but disappointed nonetheless.
Over coffee we might talk about travel. Did you go somewhere for Thanksgiving ? Any end of year plans ? I travelled a bit in November for work and came across the most wonderful Christmas tree in the St Pancras train station in London. It is made up of Disney stuffed animals. The photo does not do it justice.
How cute is that ?
My hotel was right next to the Tower of London. One of the perks for living in Europe and traveling for my job.
Over coffee I would like to know what your plans are for the end of the year ? I am welcoming a few days off between Christmas and the New Year. We are not going anywhere because our family is in Paris, so running and house projects will occupy my time.
Over coffee, what would you like to chat about ?