Run Run as fast as you can!

Just a quick post tonight, to tell you of my plans for tomorrow morning.

After work tonight I visited the ‘citizens’ centre’ just down the road from the office, and asked about local gyms. Apparently there’s a council-run place in Kanda, about 20 mins walk from the office, and about 16km from home. That should be ideal.

The plan then is to run from home to Kanda, get there at 9am, shower & change, then get to the office for 10am.

Of course this means I’m going to have to run with a rucksack full of work clothes (including shoes), and my Macbook, and some stuff for my Japanese lesson in the evening. I think it’s going to be quite a challenge – and I may not make it!

All this is in aid of training for the Tokyo Quarter Marathon next week.

I’ll also use the opportunity to test out live streaming video from my iPhone using the new Mophie juice pack I picked up today. It’s an amazing device, doesn’t look like a battery at all. Very sexy. I’ll do a review of it in a week or so on http://www.iphoningjapan.com.

The videos will be here. I’ll need to use my gps sometimes to find my way so it won’t be a continuous stream.

Just trying to figure out how to attach the phone to my head for the marathon. I think it’ll be a case of modifying the armband strap I had so I can attach it to a baseball cap. I’m going to look pretty silly with an iPhone strapped to my head but I doubt I’ll care when I’m doing the run.

Best get on with the prep.

p.s. Smartphone Showdown is being held at The Pink Cow this Thursday! Yay for mobile obsessives!

4 Responses

  1. LOL….you remind me of Caractacus Potts, the eccentric inventor from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

  2. I don’t want to harsh your buzz because I do think your plan is a very good one, but I’m not sure that your MacBook Pro is going to hold up very well to all that jostling. If I were in your shoes, I’d seriously consider getting either a special sleeve that’ll help cushion it, or leaving the MacBook at work during the time you’re running in and using another computer at home. I don’t think they were designed to be shaken that much, and yours has had a history of problems already.

    Once again, I’d suggest getting a Mac Mini or iMac for home use and using the mobile Mac in more limited ways, but I’m guessing you’re not really in an economic situation to be forking over cash for another computer right now.

    1. @orchid64: After I’d packed my rucksack with water, computer and shoes etc I realised it was far too heavy for running, so decided to just do a round trip to and from home instead.

      But you’re right – I think my Macbook would object to all of that jostling.

      We’re planning on getting a Macbook pro sometime in the next couple of months as my Macbook is really too slow for some of the audio/video editing I’m starting to do. *Twinkle* will then get the use of my weather-beaten Macbook – lucky her!

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