My life is full, with or without running, but running and being in shape makes me cope so much better with my full life. Someone at work made this comment yesterday when he heard that I was up at 3:30 on Sunday morning because I wanted to do a long training run. I don’t respond to this anymore, but thought it might be a good idea to post about some of the things I do when I’m not running.
So here it is! Some non-running stuff I do…
I’m a software engineer and work full time as a software performance tester. In short this means I test software for performance and mainly performance under load. For example I test Internet Banking for banks and see if 1.5 mil people can use the software at the same time at the end of the month. I spend a lot of my time working through graphs like this. This is great as I’m a stats fanatic!
I’m passionate about software and software testing and I write and publish articles and papers on a regular basis and give presentations and talks at seminars, user groups and workshops often.
I enjoy a lot of good times with my son. He will be 9 on 12 March. We like to watch DVD’s and play computer games together when the weather doesn’t allow us to be outside, but if at all possible we’ll be outdoors.
I spend many hours in my garden. I was born with very green fingers. Any plant I touch grows well!
I love taking photos of the flowers in my garden.
I love trains and model trains. I’m building a model train layout and do this often when I want or need to relax.
I keep and breed tropical fish
I have 3 dogs and 3 cats.
We do lots of hiking on trails wherever we are.
I’m an enthusiastic bird watcher.
Between all of this I love to run…a lot.
I’d like to do much more, but I don’t have time as my life is full.