Running my first half-marathon – 74

The results are in; I completed the half-marathon in two hours and three minutes – tell my knees that. For the first time in my life, I have entered a physical event, a half marathon, and I have done adequate training. During my training, I took note of how I felt during each run andContinue reading “Running my first half-marathon – 74”

Running a half-marathon – 73

I am going to be running my first half-marathon tomorrow. Before this year, the farthest I have run is eight miles, and that was six years ago. In training I have run ten miles; I am hoping that the adrenaline of the occasion will carry me to the finish line. It may well be theContinue reading “Running a half-marathon – 73”

Do you know what you want to do with your life? – 72

Well, for those of you that have been following my recent posts, I have relatively exciting news for you: I remembered to order coffee this week. I certainly needed the exogenous boost this week as it has been physically exhausting. It was a combination of long days working in the lab and extra training runs.Continue reading “Do you know what you want to do with your life? – 72”

An average week – Week 41 as a PhD student

What witty opening line can I come up with this week? I’m drawing a blank; perhaps you could suggest one. Words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order. Hunter S Thompson I guess the first thing of note that I have done thisContinue reading “An average week – Week 41 as a PhD student”

Finding the peaks – week fourteen as a PhD student

This week I was running experiments for four out of five days, as a consequence, I feel as if I have been quite busy. The results I have been seeing are not as good as I had been expecting; I did find some compounds that were not in any of our libraries, which is anContinue reading “Finding the peaks – week fourteen as a PhD student”