Christmas Week, that weird one (which carries on into next week) where life does not follow normal pattern!
- Marketers fear the female geek. The cycle of why certain things are aimed at men only and some ideas of how to break the cycle.
- Putting right the wrong done to Alan Turing by David Allen Green. Why a single pardon may not be the best thing for Turing or for the others convicted of the same ‘crime’.
- Reasons the TSA sucks by Rafi Sela (who used to run security at Ben Gurion Airport. Why what currently happens at most western airports is not that secure.
- Girls haven’t been hacking for 10 years by Taylor Rose. A critical look at Paul Graham comments about women in tech and a more reasoned response than the crude call of sexism.
I spent almost the whole week at the parents doing family things! I was due to travel on the Monday via train, but with the bad weather that was predicted, Dad came to pick me up on the Sunday. Good job too, as many trains were disrupted. So the week was spent catching up with family,, a bit of eating, a bit of drinking and a lovely walk in the Clent Hills on Boxing day. I also got my Dad set up on Flickr so he can put his many years of holiday photos on there instead of them being stuck across a couple of machines.
A combination of injury recovery and being at parents meant training was a little mixed this week.
- Gym session with 15miles on bike, some weights then a a short 2.5mile run back home (in the pouring rain!)
- 5.6 miles steady run around Himley Park/Baggeridge Woods on Christmas Day. It was a gorgeous bright morning and the park was filled with dog walkers
- Park run with my sister Sarah (who’s training for a half marathon), plus my other sister’s husband Paul. It was the first park run for both. I ran round with Paul, who has not run for ages and definitely not since his accident – but running with one arm was manageable, he just needs better trainers!
- 15miles steady around Richmond Park. I started off with the local running club group but they were going far too fast for my plan for the day, so I dropped back and completed it in just over 2.5 hours.