Where was I watching TV the other day and saw big Gérard accepting his new Russian passport? I don’t really remember where but I do remember watching him struggle to get into one of those traditional Russian gowns that had been made for him. Time hasn’t been good to him now has it? I also saw Brigitte Bardot threatening to leave France – not for Tax reasons but to highlight the plight of two elephants with TB. Now it`s fair to say if time hasn’t been kind to Gérard, it has certainly beaten Bardot with the ugly stick.
My push for 90 kilos starts in earnest on 3rd Feb. I signed on to a fat burning programme for two months via Runkeeper. I will be boring you with my progress as I aim for my ultimate target. Luckily for me, I have February here in Antigua and March between England and Belgium so I will be having fun. Running or doing anything here in the heat of the Caribbean is a challenge, the cooler climes of Europe will be a welcome change. I am looking forward to running in the forest in Belgium, hopefully in the rain too.
I need some help. I have a little running route here in Antigua that I use for strength training. With the skipper and his missus the other week we managed a time of 22’30” but the closest I can get to that on my own is 45” slower. My theory is to use some raging beats to help me improve. Naturally I am swinging toward the Prodigy but there must be others out there too, I need 24 minutes of uplifting tunes but not so uplifting that I blow my heart apart. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
The final preparations are beginning for the Super Yacht Racing here in Antigua this week. The boss arrives tomorrow and the race crew are slowly emerging over the next few days. I have seen the Jams World shirts that arrived in the post this week – the loudest Hawaiian shirts money can buy – and proper Jams too – I will be proudly sporting mine when the time is right.
Tomorrow morning I will be sneaking into the hotel gym again to get a 45 minute session on their rowing machine. I didn’t get busted last time so fingers crossed I can get away with it again.
There is a yank on the boat right now, she has been here for maybe three hours and talked non stop – of course being American, she is not quiet. I am convinced that she hasn’t drawn a breath since arriving yet the drivel that is coming out of her mouth is a complete waste of everyone’s time. It’s like, so, whatever, you know ! I have had to come to my cabin and close the door to get away from it – and I am not the only one! The United States of Whatever!
That said, it does look like a trip back to Europe is on the cards in April and we should be there until the end of the year. I did offer my support to the boss during her last visit for a trip to Asia – that would be very cool if it came off but we will have to wait and see, most likely will just spend the summer on Nantucket once more.
Anyway – I am bored now, lets see whats on TV – BBC iplayer is a nice tool to have