Plan for the morning was do a 7.10am ABC Gippsland interview, then run, then ride to the far end of St. Kilda Road to lodge a Chinese visa application when they opened up at 9, then go to work. This plan went slightly awry when the ABC called me at 7.08 to reschedule (and then rescheduled again), so I headed out to run immediately. Wasn't a bad one as it happened, and the longest I've done since Melbourne Sprint Weekend, but a little bit of Achilles discomfort in the second half so will need to watch this.
I ended up doing the interview at 9.35, from the side of the street while I was riding back to work. Perhaps it was fitting that it took place during some physical exercise because I spent quite a bit of time talking about our 1986 school cross-country. (If you're wondering why I would talk about such a thing to the ABC, the context was April heatwaves, 4 April 1986 being the hottest day on record in plenty of places in Gippsland, as it was in Canberra).
I've previously noted the occasional tendency of my music player to come up with appropriate songs for what I'm doing (or where I'm going) at the time. A variation on this theme came today when I was responding to an FOI application (a pointless one, since all the relevant "documents" are already in the public domain) from one of our
regular correspondents and started to hear "Shut up, just shut up, shut up, shut up, just shut up, shut up...."