yeah it's thursday was a blog i used to do banging on about stuff i'd been listening to, reading, watching and spending my time on.
it died because i started TMYT podcast and then the inside running podcast.
anyway, it's saturday, and I was meant to be spending 6 hours in the car to do a cross country race on the other side of the state and it got called off! So, i've got some time on my hands and wanted to share some stuff with you.
Music: I've been playing Chance the Rapper's new album way too much this week and the track - do you remember is my favourite. I came across this live recording of it yesterday live at Lollapaooza in Chicago and loved it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YH1yOimQbQ
I also thought this Tones and I video was pretty cool and raw. Obviously, she has blown up big time and I enjoyed watching this to see where it all started:
Podcasts: I learnt a stack about iron on my run yesterday when i listened to Soph Ryan and Kate Smyth talk about iron and distance runners on our latest IRP with... episode, it went out everywhere today and i reckon (I'm not just saying this because I've got a connection BTW) it's compulsory for all distance runners. You ain't gonna lose knowledge from listening to it and it will only make you a more aware runner. it's here
I listened to the first 45mins of Sarah Klein's interview on the Fuelled by Fire Podcast on Thursday. It's a fascinating listen so far. I've read the 56 page Sarah Klein Vs ASADA and Athletics Australia report a couple of times and spoke with Sarah briefly about it. After I finish the podcast I'll read the report again with more preceptive from her side this time. I think they're more discussions, explanations and research to be done around the whole incident. it's here if you wanna read it.
I also listened to the Road to the Olympic Marathon Trials Podcast and That Running Podcast this week. They're both good, honest and raw and that's what i like in my running commentary. they're here & here.
Watching: Stranger Things S3. Carley and I were late to the party with Stranger Things (we actually thought it was going to be way scarier than it is and didn't want that in our lives) we started watching it in mid July and haven't stopped. We've got 2 eps to go then we're done. We love it. Check it out if you haven't already.
Also, let me know recommendations with what's next to watch. I'm absolutely loving putting my phone in airplane mode for an hour and sitting on the couch with Thomas the Cat and switching off each night and if there's no show you're hooked on that's harder to do.
Reading: I'm currently reading, No Man is an Island by Adele Dumont. It's about a teacher who goes to teach english in the Christmas Island and Curtin Detention Centres. It's pretty comforting and makes you pretty pissed off/confused with Australia's immigration and detention policies. I'm gonna be a Dad in a few week's and I'm not sure what i'll be able to answer my kid when they're 18 if they ask me about the immigration policy in these years we're in now. Read the book before you @ me with some argument. It's here.
The Morning Shakeout weekly email. I enjoy reading this every week from Mario and it gives me a good fix of USA/World running news. It's here if you have no idea what I'm talking about.
Over and out.