Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, December 29, 2014 with No comments
Albums of the year 2014
Mainstream music didn't impress me so much this year, I listened to a lot of contemporary alternative Christian music which I enjoyed more.
My top five albums for 2014, amongst many good albums, were
1. Hillsong – No Other Name
2. Bethel – You Make Me Brave
3. Planetshakers – Endless Praise
4. Scott Stapp – Proof Of Life
5. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger - The Undoing
Some of the more general release albums that weren't too bad were Switchfoot – Fading West, Coldplay – Ghost Stories, Broken Bells - After The Disco
Song of the year 2014
This is the song that caught my imagination in 2014: 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman.
Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, December 28, 2014 with 2 comments
To complete the set of photos of our grandchildren at Christmas time, here are grandchildren numbers 11, 12 and 13 with their parents. The Halls were kind enough to host our Christmas Day celebrations this year. You will notice that one child is already taller than his mother. Actually, the second is not far behind.
Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, December 27, 2014 with 1 comment
I have just set my Garmin to display my heart rate. I don't know why I didn't do that before. So many options, so few actually used. And the down arrow will change the display to average pace, and altitude. The up arrow reverting to time/distance/heart rate. Too easy.
Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 with 1 comment
I haven't quite got up to steam on my "new" training regime; the holiday season, you know. But I did go out on Saturday for a pleasant long run along Lake Burley Griffin, and I did do my hill springs on Sunday with Andrew and Lucia, on a not-too-hot morning at Stromlo Forest Park.
On Monday afternoon in pleasant conditions still, we changed the early start time to 5:00pm because of paid parking being introduced at Parliament House. Lola, Bron, Ewen and I completed 4k, then at 5:30pm we joined the main group for warmup, 1k slow, 1k fast, a demonstration of the Summer Challenge exercises, then 2 x (4 x (40 secs on, 20 secs off)), followed by 1k fast, and our cooldown. Present were Andy, Bron, Colin, Ewen, me, Helen (new), Isaac, Jen, Jessica, Lola, Ruth & Warrick. Then we had a Christmas drink, compliments of Jen, out in the fresh air where we were also joined by Helen's husband Chris.
Next week: we carry on. 5:00pm early run; 5:30pm training.
Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 with No comments
#speedyGMDecemberChallenge Day 23
Front Lift x 15
Pushups x 15
Full Situp x 15
Star Jump x 25
Ball Wall x 25
Squat with ball x 20
Can't wait for December challenge to be over and the January challenge to start!
Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, December 18, 2014 with No comments
Early on the 30th we arrived at our first Inner Hebridean island, Gigha. This map shows where we disembarked from our cruise ship onto a Zodiac which took us into port, and the walk we had into the island to get to Arachmore Gardens.