Wherein I take part in Real Run 2008

Ran 10km, the longest I’ve gone in a while, on Sunday. I would have posted sooner, but my fingers have only just recovered enough that I can type this.

Waking up a little late, I ended up turning up with the last batch of racers coming in for the race. Since the roads to Changi Exhibition Centre had already been closed by then, we ended up having to walk 3km to the start point, by which time I was sweating, a little out-of-breath and feeling very irritated with the ipod-connected, fanny-pack-bearing woman power-walking in front of me.

I regret not bringing a camera along. The route was along Changi Coast Road, a long barren tarmac road with nothing to distinguish my long tedium under the hot sun. I spent much of my running time thinking how if I just kept going on (not that I was going-on all the time, there was plenty of stopping-off involved) with a video camera in front of me I’d have an interesting piece of stock video that could be used for a film called, potentially, the “Singaporean Auswitch March”.

I took almost an hour and twenty minutes to finish the race. Not my best timing, but considering how sedentary my lifestyle has been the last couple of years I suppose its only natural. Ah well.

Wherein I switch to a new host

You may have noticed that I’ve changed the website url. This was mainly due to complaints from people (actually, just the one in particular) that led me to rethink the “/wordpress” at the end of the URL. Also, I’ve since moved web hosts to Dreamhost, which for an American host is much faster than I would have expected (being so distant in proximity) and has a lot more features. I can’t believe I’ve been living without web-based FTP for so long.

Now I have a year’s worth of web hosting with a Singaporean company (but without a domain name). Anyone have need?

I also switched the theme (again), because I love confusing my loyal readers and also in the hopes that a change in look will give them the impression of frequently-updated content. Since I have maybe 2 loyal readers anyway and I know them personally, it probably doesn’t matter much.

Got a new Dell laptop. Whilst playing around with Vista, accidentally created a POP3 account that synced up with my mail and downloaded everything. Now I have megabytes of email lying around on my own laptop that I’m supposed to be responsible for the data integrity of. Sigh.

Slept at 3am yesterday. Now feel like the walking dead.