Rechargable batteries

I worked out my running route on Gmaps Pedometer and now i understand. My confusion was due to the assumption that i was facing North when i came out of the alleyway. In actual fact i was heading West! This is the same reason that i find London so confusing – whenever i come out of a tube station i automatically assume i am facing North. Camden Town is completely upside-down compared to what i think it is! Despite knowing this, i still have tremendous difficulty picturing it the way round it really is!

Anyway, that’s not what this post is meant to be about!

The batteries in our doorbell died a couple of weeks ago so we have been living without a doorbell. It takes two monstrous Size D batteries, and i was about to buy some cheap throwaway ones until Nat poked my conscience and made me realise i should get rechargables. The trouble is, nothing else i own takes Size D batteries, so i didn’t want to buy a charger for Size D when i’ll only use it every other year!

We found an excellent solution: a converter from Size AA to Size D! What a genius idea! We use Size AA for pretty much everything so have used rechargable batteries for years! I did, however, treat myself to a new ultra-fast charger and new batteries.

I think the package came today. But the ironic thing is, we didn’t hear it – because the doorbell doesn’t work! D’oh!! Now my partner has to trek off to the post office depot to pick them up! :(

CT5K Week 3

Amazingly, i am into my third week of running already! I am really getting used to it now, and thoroughly enjoying it. I think the biggest impact occurs in the first few weeks, so it is very gratifying.

This week’s program:

5 minutes brisk walk to warm up.
90 seconds run.
90 seconds walk.
3 minutes run.
3 minutes walk.
90 seconds run.
90 seconds walk.
3 minutes run.
5 minutes gentle warm-down walk.

It seemed to go by much faster because it felt like just two repetitions rather than six or eight. Before i knew it i was half-way through the programme! Unfortunately i took a “short-cut” through an alleyway, and ended up getting completely lost! I went around in a circle, ending up on a different road, which i have no idea how it happened since i didn’t go over a cross-road. No doubt it will all become clear to me when i trace my route on Gmaps Pedometer.

So far i have done exactly the same amount of running and walking, just arranged differently. Two weeks ago i struggled to run for 60 seconds; now i can run fairly comfortably for 3 minutes. My partner said, “Oh, 3 minutes, that’s nothing!” but believe me, when you haven’t done any proper exercise since leaving school 11 years ago, it’s not easy! But i am getting better, that’s for sure! :)