Persistence and perseverance. Hard! Some things come easy and others have to be worked at. In fact, most worthwhile things require effort. And I have to push myself quite a bit this week.
I have been trying to extend the distance I can run in 60 minutes. Yesterday I got it back up to 7.5 miles. This is just about the best I’ve done in the last year…will struggle to get much faster..
I undid all the good work of calories lost on the run by eating 60 pieces of Green and Blacks chocolate (in 30 minutes) this afternoon. Over 1000 calories! It proved you can have too much of a good thing….I really didn’t feel good afterwards 🙁 It showed me that an excess of anything isn’t good. Most temptation looks good at the start until you actually get into it…
On the longer term projects I have now identified 19 species of birds. There are still another 41 to go! But it’s amazing how many birds there are that are quite hard to tell apart-especially little brow jobs (lbj’s) like a sparrow and a dunnock. I think I need to buy some binoculars and get expert advice..
Guitar training continues-working away on scales and changing chords.
I tried cooking zingy avocado pasta tonight. Quite nice. Will keep trying new recipes. 59 to go…
Thanks for your continued support and interest. It makes a huge difference. There are times when keeping focus is a challenge and hard work. But so many Christians around the world face a much worse situation-how to keep going against seemingly impossible odds, where hope doesn’t seem to exist. Hearing the heart breaking stories of those caught up in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict brought this home to me this weekend…let’s remember those in similar situations around the world.