After last weekend's running around this weekend was more sedate. Friday night I had a quiet night watching Infernal Affairs and woke early on Saturday to visit Melbourne.
In the month since I last saw my niece she's changed a lot. She's happily tottering about now, and seeing her walk is one of the coolest things I've seen in weeks. There are also some amusing 'tricks' she's picked up. She's becoming just like she's a real person…
While in Melbourne I did some running. I'd hoped to improve on last week's 6.5 miles with a run along the old railway line. I took my sister's dog with me and she lagged behind from the second mile. When we passed the turning for home, intending to run another few miles, Stella sneaked back home. I turned round and found her safe with a few locals.
The running is going well. I hate the second mile of any run but, after that, I slip into a rhythm. In two weeks time is the Breedon Run. The race starts with a fearsome hill and I'm wondering how well I will cope with that.
One of my colleagues is a huge fan of South Korean movies and had recommended the director Kim Ki-duk. While babysitting I watched his movie 3 Iron. The film was a revelation. There are very few lines of dialogue but the film is gripping. It tells the story of a man who breaks into houses to stay the night but any synopsis I gave would do it little justice. The film is only 80 minutes and worth taking a chance on it. I can't wait to see it again.