Park: Hackney Downs
Dogs: A shiny, clipped spaniel derping along with a stick
Notes: I’ve been getting up really early to run before work, sometimes so early that the park gates haven’t been unlocked yet - luckily for me, Hackney Downs doesn’t have gates.
I snoozed on my alarm twice, but then did the fastest run of my training so far, so feeling pretty up on my schedule.
I went to see the Richard Hamilton exhibition at the Tate Modern.
I really enjoyed it, the work on display spanned decades, and there was a huge range of materials and styles from photocollages, to installations taking up an entire room, to abstract reproductions of toasters.
I liked the pop art phase of his work a lot, I found it very striking, and going around with my dad he could say amusing things like “I remember Davy Crockett [the song] the first time around!” and point it JFKs assassination on a blurred TV screen in the corner of a collage which I wouldn’t have picked up on, fleshing out the context of Hamilton’s work.
Hamilton’s series of tyres really stood out for me, too. Pencil drawings, engineering notations, and reconstructions of their treads through the ages - simple stuff, but visually really interesting. i wanted to stroke them (but behaved!).
Richard Hamilton runs until May 26 and I’d definitely recommend it if you know someone with a membership card so can get in for free.
Postponing my run until it stops raining. Coffee with Owen Meany instead.— Frances Taylor (@penny_face) April 6, 2014
Dogs: A poor dog day, maybe it was the wrong time. A few casual terriers, a really derpy looking King Charles spaniel.
Bone Rating: 2.5
For every mile I ran today I’ve watched an episode of Sherlock with some pals on the sofa. (Five, 5.)— Frances Taylor (@penny_face) April 6, 2014
Well, almost… and I felt pretty great for having almost doubled my mileage! It was windy and spitting rain which was nice and refreshing.
I’m still listening to Alexisonfire whilst I run, good tempo.