All entries for June 2005
June 30, 2005
The Coventry Half Marathon is now less than 3 months away so with a cool breeze in the air I thought this evening would b the perfect time to start the training. My aim is to run it in under 1h30.
Although it's been over 2 years since I ran London, I thought it would be a good idea to plunge into the deep end and do the 13 mile distance straight away. As the map on the right illustrates, the run from my home in Malvern to the Powick roundabout on the outskirts of Worcester and back fits the distance perfectly. And with a cruel climb back up to the Powick Hill just after halfway, it provides a challenge which most road half marathons do not.
Well good news! I did the run in 1h39 so it seems a reasonable challenge to aim for 1h30! Letís hope I can keep the training up and I do not pick up injuries!
June 29, 2005
So today I gathered together my final few belongings, packed them into my dad's car and left uni for home (Great Malvern)! Sad? Not really! I could do with a break.
Yeah anyway the point of this entry is to say, wow! Whilst traveling home on the M5 what did we pass? Yes that's right! Nothing other than a lorry carrying other lorries! I mean you see lorries carrying new cars all the time, but yeah lorries must also have to carry other new lorries around the country to places which sell lorries! I bet that has never even crossed your mind before and if it has you are a genius! So yeah this scene was so unbelievable I just had to whip out my camera and take a snap and blog it! I suppose this is truly what blogs are for!
June 16, 2005
June 11, 2005
Well first of all I should say that both Vector Analysis yesterday and Metric Spaces this morning went well. Finally some exams that I have come out of feeling good!
Secondly I have been wasting time this evening by drawing beards on pictures of myself and my friends. The picture on the right is proof of why I shave every morning. It's great fun! You should try it on pictures of your friends. You can do it in almost any graphics package, even Microsoft Paint! Just use the spray can! I've been using some crappy photography software I got with my pc to do it. I think Photoshop will give the best results though.
My best result was on this picture of Dave, my housemate (left). He's looking pretty cool man. It's now hard to imagine him without a beard. It almost looks like he actually has one! So yeah that's how I've wasted this afternoon! Oh well. I've got 3 exams left now! 2moro I will be doing some hardcore Mathematics of Random Events revision for the exam on Monday as well as going for the ultimate 1 hour row 2moro morning.
June 07, 2005
June 06, 2005
June 04, 2005
There are only 2 more days of revision left before Differentiation and Applied Analysis exams! Oh no! However I did have a good day with the differentiation 2day! I learned how to prove the Contraction Mapping Theorem so I just hope it gets asked in the exam. If Vasili is reading this, will you be asking it? What else will you be asking?
Thanks to Charlotte for being such an awesome revision partner, and thanks to Ant and his housemates for the awesome bbq this evening!
Big day in the gym 2moro! Fingers crossed for a good result! Pray I don't pass out!
June 03, 2005
Writing about web page http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/63759.html
So yeah today was just another average day, revision and gym. But I must have looked like an absolute fool coz it was pissing it down with rain for most of the day and I was going around campus in shorts and shirt! What an idiot!
I spent half an hour in maths waiting for the rain to stop so I could walk home without getting soaked. Of course the rain wasn't going to stop so I consulted the internet so see whether it would be best to run or walk home through the rain. The internet said it would be best to run. I point you in the direction of the article above. This was just one example of a site telling me to run. Nevertheless being lazy I walked and didn't get that wet.
What do you think? Walk or run? Does it really matter? Surely you're gonna get wet whatever?
June 02, 2005
Stochastic Processes exam was alright! I wish I did more stats modules! Plus the women on the MORSE course are way better looking! Sorry maths chicks but it just is true!
In other news progress in the gym is still going well. I'm looking forward to the 12.5km 50 minute row on Sunday. I plan to go out for a long run 2moro to prepare for it!
Also I've decided I hate the all computers in the Maths building. Mandrake is shit because I can't be bothered to learn how to use it and the windows computers are shit because they won't save any of my personal settings (and they are windows). If anyone can tell me how to get that working please tell me.
And finally what is wrong with Groupwise! I like it! I'm sure someone has come up with a good reason for getting rid of it but whatever it is they are wrong.
June 01, 2005
First of all, yesterday's Algebra II exam didn't go too badly! Question 5 was an easy JNF question so that will be 25 marks straight away. Question 1 wasn't so bad either so I reckon I will have scored between 15 and 20 marks there. I also attempted question 2. Not so easy but I think I got the right idea. Depending on the marker's generosity, if will have scored between 12 and 15 for that. I also attempted question 3. I was only able to get the first 2 parts out so I will have scored between 8 and 10 marks for that. In total I will have somewhere between 60% and 70% for the paper and with a little boost from assessed work and Professor Seymourís percentage, I will have scraped a high 2.1 or a first, so good news!
Today started with a trip to the gym. Good progress on the bench press today at last! I spent the morning revising for the Stochastic Processes exam 2moro and then went to Pizza Hut in Cov for an 'all you can eat' buffet lunch. Had a look around the shops afterwards, bought a shirt! Went back home and had dinner then this evening I have been back in Maths revising!