Sunday, March 23, 2008

Back in Training

Now that the disaster that was the cricket season is over (3 wins, 12 losses) I'm back on the bike again. I had been thinking about doing one of those 100 km events but on the basis of how I feel after today's effort there's no way in hell I could make the distance.

For your edification here is the route.

And here's the height profile.

65 km and I'm absolutely poked.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

"ACT"ing Out

When I read this I really couldn't help myself.

So in the interests of bad taste, poor humour, and generally taking the piss I give you this.

Actually while I'm taking the piss I must add this cartoon as well.

Blame these chaps.

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Some Days

You know it's a bad day when you have higher blood pressure than your boss who is 20 years your senior.

You know your day is even worse when a 71 year old's blood pressure is lower than yours.

All I can say right now is "what the fuck?"
(and potentially question the quality of my paternal genes)

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Just to explain it's not a lack of inspiration that keeps me from blogging, it's more a lack of motivation. Currently I have a severe case of can't be arsed syndrome.

Anyways what have I learnt lately:

The resumption of my cricketing career proceeds apace (though it will be curtailed by the end of season next week) and it is now official - I am so shit at this game. The talent of my youth has slipped through my fingers and now is just a blurry memory.

Staying with exercise. If you go to the gym for the better part of a year and then take a break for 6 weeks you're going to find getting back into the routine really hard. Also you lose all your muscle mass and end up even lighter so really, when you think about it, going to the gym is kind of self defeating.

I can prevaricate and prognosticate with the best of them (anything to stay out of the gym)

Late night benders involving scotch, bourbon, and red wine are much harder to get over in your mid-30s than they were when you were in your mid-20's


Sooner or later, if you work in journalism, you're likely to have a bust up with a former colleague and friend who's now in pr.

Enjoy the moment.