Just a little ‘un

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Distance: 6.00km
Time taken: 00:31:49
Average/Max Speed : 11.30/15.36 kph
Average/Min Pace : 00:05:19/00:03:54
Calories: 423

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I decided that I’m going to do evening runs tonight and tomorrow, so that I can have a slightly more relaxing time during the day at work. It also gave my legs a few extra hours of rest today, for which they were grateful.

I’ve been pretty damn tired over the last few days, partly because of socialising in the evenings and partly because the day job’s been tiring me out mentally. The work I’ve got on at the moment hasn’t been overly taxing, but several projects were coming to a head at once and I had to just get the headphones in and get things done.

That’s the reason you’ll see that I’ve scrobbled 52 Girl Talk tracks so far this week. If they were tagged properly, you’d also see that I’d listened to Vinyl Fantasy 7 a few times as well. I find that when I need to focus, there’s nothing better for that than a good mash-up album. It’s probably the fact that it’s all based around a relatively constant rhythm and no tracks stick around for too long.

I should keep a note of what music I reach for at different points. I know that when I’ve got something monotonous to do then I’ll reach for the country music. If I’m just getting on with programming without too much pressure or masses of brain power required then it’s shop, sharp punk a lot of the time. Documentation tasks normally call for some Cat Empire or Yo La Tengo. If I need to engage my brain but need to block out noise, that’s when I reach for the foreign language stuff (with the exception of Wir sind Helden who cover all bases), something like Yelle, Camille (the early albums, never the recent stuff) or Rammstein.

Or there’s always the ever welcome presence of some Sparks.

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