Firmly stuck in the 90’s I am very pleased to say. Hit the dizzying heights of 90.8 kgs today after what felt like at best, a mediocre week of concentrating on my food intake. Of course, I managed all of my interval training and have completed the first month of it now. I was happily amused to see those figures when I stared down towards my feet, held my huge penis over to one side, and then I could see the digits on display.
I would at this stage like to thank AC/DC (both Brian and Bon), The Prodigy, Sister bliss and one particular track by Annie Lennox that had me bounding like a gazelle up hill on the homeward stretch – the song ‘keep young and beautiful’ had such apt lyrics and a perfect upbeat rhythm to get me up that hill. Music can make a run much more fun. The Prodigy or Distillers when you really want your heart pounding on the inside of your rib cage trying to get out. AC/DC if you want to run with a smile on your face because of the lyrics or an old old classic by Faithless – Reverence (kiss me neck) – that song just blew my mind on the way back from the catamaran club the other week. I couldn’t get my ear buds far enough in my ears for that one.
As a non believer in all this app nonsense, I am converted. The interval training has made me a stronger runner in the space of a month, I can feel the difference. The hills here are very hard work but it is all paying off. I have also been playing squash again, and as yet, I am unbeaten. In fact, I am yet to loose a single game, let alone a match. This is, as most squash players will know, in part due to my skill level but also having a fitness level above any of my opponents. I even played a game last night were two of my opponents came on the court together to play against me. I was 4-1 up when the lights went out.
Fit as a butchers dog !
The big black momma that works on the security gate here is a funny old bird. I always have a smile and a few words for her when I pass in the car. She has also taken to lifting the barrier for me when I am cycling too. The other day, she was busy chatting with one of her friends when I approached. In line with european law (yawn) I have a bell, I gave it a little ring and she jumped to open the gate for me. Her friend was highly amused saying in her best Caribbean accent – ‘he got a little ting ting’. It was like having the Lilt ladies in real life. They got all giggly on me after that – I wonder why ?
Things are looking up on the generator front too – but I am reluctant to speak too soon.
Holidays are nearly upon me – jetting off to Europe next week. My wonderful woman has also arranged an xbox games night for me when I am back in Brussels – that’s not a bad deal! I might even ask her to drop me off in the middle of the forest with my running shoes, a map and a compass and see if I can beat her home. I also finally get my hands on that Range Rover that I have owned for over a month now.
I have to work tomorrow (Saturday) but a small price to pay for having the rest of the month off – will also give me time to get tidy again and get everything up to full speed before my relief cover arrives on Sunday afternoon. If I am lucky, I will get my last dive on Sunday. I may get a chance in St Lucia but I am not holding my breath (no pun intended).
If you are one of the chosen few who are joining me for a beer on the 16th – I will see you there. If you are missing out, shame on you.
A few hello’s – Max, where are you ? Musher down there in Bristol (said that with a west country accent), Connor – for constantly amusing me with emails, sometimes even arousing me with them. Stevie B – you can have the Rangie when I get eaten by a shark. I have been wondering lately what happened to Karen Thornham down under in Oz , Lexa in South Africa, Verity McCoy and of course the bird patiently waiting in Brussels
And a special mention to the Cooper sisters and Monica ca ca ca ca