have you ever seen a puncture quite like this?I swear, a Stinger would have done less damage.
you want in the pouring rain on the way home from work.I took shelter in the doorway of a block of
flats in order to change the tube (then still had to change the tyre when i got
home) – of course I picked flats that were some kind of supported housing and
had residents begging from me.
The below chart makes interesting yet depressing
reading.It is the total number of
climbing ‘sessions’ I have had in each year. Sessions can be anything from a
quick hour down the wall on the way home from work to a 16 hour beasting ice climb but the same rule has been applied throughout so it’s pretty
I haven’t counted anything done at home – so no
fingerboarding (not that I do really) or climbing on the home wall (not that I
do really) or any of this recent Ice Rig Training.
It’s no coincidence that my 7b redpoint came at the end of
2011.Then came the run, the house and
Having a bit of a rest this week from both training and diet
but back on it next week.
The 32 days of my Birthday Challenge are over, and in the
main, it has been a success.
The Ice Rig Training has shown great promise (if it is a
transferable as I hope), especially in the last week or so when the time has
really ramped up and I have seen big gains. In the beginning, ten minutes
seemed a long time, now I can consider doing that long without a rest.The neighbours have also noticed me now.I intend to have a couple of days rest before
starting back up with some short morning sessions and fewer longer evening
sessions – possibly wearing some weight.
I have mostly stayed off sugar and dairy, without being
particularly strict. For example, I am eating raisins and dates and not
checking ingredient lists for sugar, but have avoid all cake and puddings.Similarly, I have avoided ‘added dairy’, but
have also found myself eating things like fish pie and pizza.In fact the whole dairy thing was a bit moot,
as it was pretty much enforced by the no sugar bit anyway (in my life, dairy
means ice cream and cake).The most
important thing, while I fully intend to eat some cake tonight, I don’t feel
like it will be very difficult to stick to.
The booze thing I gave up on – I am ashamed to say I used it
as a crutch to get through the lack of cake. Oh well, I am over it already.
As for my weight, there has been a steady decline – in
strict before and after terms, I lost 7.5lbs, but this is an exaggerated figure
(it’s more like 5.5lbs) due to Armageddon going off in my guts on Friday. The
worst episode of the Fiery Squits I have had since the famous Ecuador incident
of 2004.Unfortunately I was forced to
miss Friday’s double T25 session – trying to do it would have only resulted in
me sharting myself.Those unpleasant 24h
hours can best be described by way of the below pictorial metaphor: