Up early and restless.
Or maybe that should be the mad cat was up early and restless?
Either way, it led to a 5:30am start.
I actually really enjoy early starts either mid-winter or mid-summer. The world outside is completely peaceful.
And then it was: To the pool!
I've had a run of ACE swims this week. Thursday was no different.
You would think that various factors would influence your internal body voice that decides if it is going to be a half-decent swimming day; food, booze, sex.
I've experimented with all three at various times this week, partly for recreation, partly for research.
The Good Swim / Bad Swim balance doesn't seem to have had any impact.
I had work shifts back at base for a client which I can't decide is my favourite or worst.
The workload and level of detail required varies as much as the random swims.
Thursday was good. I even had a smile on my face for most of the working day.
And then a full on Full Council over at @yourcolchester with @ColchChronic.
I was expecting an hour max pre-Christmas political knock-about. Almost four hours later I left the chamber.
Some fairly major decisions as well - the Great Sunny Colch TURN ON of streets lights, criticism for @firstsite and a useful debate about the NHS.
Plus possibly the most jaw-dropping comment that I have ever heard a Mayor make in public. An apology was later given. But still.
Will try and blog over at The Chronic in the morning.