Aug 23, 2018

I ran a fast kilometre this morning, stopping the clock at 3:36. That’s my fastest for a few years. It was almost flat out, although I wouldn’t call it 100%. Happy with that.

I’ve had a very good response to the song I posted a few days ago – too many to thank everyone individually, but I’d like to say a collective thanks to all who did respond. I have had several questions as well. I thought it might be easier to answer some of them below, in case others were thinking along the same lines.

  1. Q. Is it OK to pass on the link to others? A. Of course – feel free to pass it on to anyone you’d like.
  2. Q. Why don’t you officially ‘release’ the song? A. To be honest, I wouldn’t have a clue how songs are ‘released’ or ‘published’. I don’t even know what language to use in describing it. Nor had I thought the song would be a candidate for publication. However, if you’re a person who is into that sort of thing, I’m happy for you to go about it – just let me know if you do.
  3. Q. Why don’t you get the radio stations to play it? A. I wouldn’t have a clue how to do this, even if I thought radio stations would be interested. But maybe I’m too close to it to get a true sense of the interest. However, if someone is motivated to get a radio station to play the song, feel free, but please let me know.

Anyhow, I’ve put the link to the song on the Twitter feed you can see on the Home page of www.tomsnextstep.com. It’s two years since I’ve posted anything on that link (you can see I don’t think much of Twitter), so I’ll leave the link there for anyone who wants to listen to it in the future.

Here a couple of photos from five years ago, as I was making my way from Melbourne to Sydney on the last leg of my run around the world. The guys are Dave (who was my support crew for a few days) and Darren (who worked for Asia Pacific Digital – my sponsor). Darren had driven up from Melbourne to meet me that morning in Broadford.