Archive for July, 2010

Murder on the Doriano

Posted in Funny, Stories, writing on July 20, 2010 by Jim St Ruth

Click the link below for the story



Lightning over Athens

Posted in astronomy, General, Pictures on July 20, 2010 by Jim St Ruth

Today’s fantastic Astronomy Pictureof the Day…. click here

Thinking of winter…

Posted in General, Pictures on July 19, 2010 by Jim St Ruth

Need to be cosy and wrapped up

Podrunner Week 4, injuries and an upcoming murder…

Posted in Design, Fitness, Pictures, Stories, writing on July 19, 2010 by Jim St Ruth

After a week long break from running, I started Podrunner week 4 today. I injured by knee three weeks ago and so had to take the week off from running. Then two weeks ago, when I was doing a repeat week 3, I added a few squats to my regular workouts and injured my lower leg. Deciding that I’d like to be still working out and running in a year’s time and not laid up, I’ve given running a rest until today.

I did much¬† better at today’s run than I expected, and it was much easier to just keep on running even when fatigue started tp set in. It made a big difference with the weather being just a little bit more cloudy and cooler, rather than running in a 26C heat with the sun beating unrelentlessly down on me (shocker, eh?). There was also a slight cross wind which stopped the sweat dripping in my ears, haha. (The wind was seriously welcome for that reason, though!)

Thank goodness I bought these headphones a few weeks ago. They seem pretty sweatproof and don’t drop from my ears when I’m running. They were also an excellent ebay bargain, as the Hong Kong seller I bought from sold them at around ¬£15. New, or used(eugh!), from Amazon or elsewhere, the price seems to double or triple.

When I got home, the Nokia Sports Tracker on my phone said that I’d moved an extra half a mile in the half hour Podrunner workout, and burned an estimated 10o calories extra than the week 3 workout. Suddenly, I realised that just over a month ago I could barely run a hundred yards and my outdoor workouts were just long walks. I’m probably running about a mile at the moment… Podrunner Intervals is brilliant!

So, to celebrate, here’s an image I did to help me get the mood of my next piece of writing coursework. It’s just a photoshop sketch, but having it as my desktop has really helped writing the story. I’ll post that when it’s finished in a couple of days, but in the meantime, here’s the image as a teaser…

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Senile agitation a problem?

Posted in Funny, Pictures on July 16, 2010 by Jim St Ruth

There are mornings when I feel like I could do with some of this myself…

The MacGyver Multitool

Posted in Funny, Pictures on July 16, 2010 by Jim St Ruth

Suddenly I feel as if I could solve any problem…

Stars Wallpaper

Posted in Design, Pictures, scifi on July 7, 2010 by Jim St Ruth

Large format wallpaper 1680 x 1050

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