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
April 14th, 2013 at 13:49
I was just catching up on the Wayne chronicles and noticed this post… firstly, it’s Verity Smith now and secondly, what happened to me is that I had a baby. Would be lovely to hear from you so email if you fancy a catch up 🙂 xx
March 3rd, 2013 at 17:42
ps: you might have to apologise* to Sue Smith.
*Bloody American spelling option wants a ‘z’ and not an ‘s’!!
March 3rd, 2013 at 17:39
Uh, Hi Wayne. Thank you for referencing me but, the line, and I quote:
‘Connor – for constantly amusing me with emails, sometimes even arousing me with them.’ does sound rather ambiguous. If you get my drift.
Oh never mind, I’ll keep sending you ‘arousing’ emails when they arise 🙂
March 1st, 2013 at 21:30
Where’s my bloody mention…you can stick your blog