Thursday 13 March 2008

Rab hoping to join 2011 support team.

Despite the USA 2011 run being 3 years away, Rab C (aka Owen McMahon) is looking into the logistics of being part of the support team again. 

Flight prices, school holidays, the best states for cider and "shopping" are just some of the factors he is taking into account in the hope that he can once again be part of the motley crew that is my support team.

Regular readers will remember this photo of Rab from last year's big run.  It was taken on the outskirts of Bristol while he was looking for a 21st wedding anniversary present for his missus, while waiting for me to finish a leg of the run.   Some boy!  

Seriously though, it'll be great to add another experienced head to the support team, alongside Burnley Keith.  Watch this space for further developments.

Tuesday 11 March 2008

The gloves are on!

In order to keep things interesting I'm always on the lookout to vary my training.  I've tried spinning classes recently with great success and enjoyment.  Today I tried Boxercise!  

Two of the lads at work, Paul (aka Bowmonkey) and Simon roped me into the lunch time session.  An enjoyable 45 minute workout was had by all.  Although I have to say that it was very strenous indeed.  I used muscles that were last used fighting the bullies in the school playground way back in the 1980s! Ok then the 1970's!!   I could hardly move my upper body this afternoon.  Typing this blog is a bit of an effort!  

We didn't rest after Boxing as, afterwards, Simon was seen doing a few chin ups.  Bowmonkey and myself did a few weights.  All we needed was Rocky's trainer Mickey shouting "Yer a dirty good for nuthin bum!" and we would have re-created Rocky's 1 - 3!!!!  Don't expect any shots at the title this century though!