Well I had my last night on the beer with the lads last Saturday! Or rather I should have had. I just couldn't bring myself to tarnish my new healthy regime so it was pints of orange all the way. 6 or 7 of them actually!
With a pint of orange at only 20p a pint in the Newcastle Comedy Club, I later made a contribution to the USA 2011 Tour Fund roughly equal to that of the money saved on the night.
The tour fund, started earlier this year, has come out of my own pocket and now stands at over £3000. The estimated cost of the tour will be close to £15,000 so there is plenty more saving to be done. But I'm well on the way!
Giving up beer will save a few quid as well as allowing me to train to my maximum at all times. Thanks mainly to having a young family, I didn't get the chance to drink that much anyway so it will not be missed that much. I've only managed 3 sessions since February! They were all in August and make no mistake they were big sessions! No wonder my metabolic age was 52!
So the next planned beer is in August 2011. It will be a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale and it will be sipped in New York City. Now it's time to build up that thirst!