Saturday, March 24, 2007

The dynasty continues...

Captured forever, a moment earlier this afternoon when my father, my son and I were feeding the goats. I took the photo; on this occasion I'm not the hairy great ginger thing in the background.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Flab bends

...said my very gravid wife when I pointed out that despite my oversize stomach, I could still touch my toes without bending my knees. We'd previously been howling with laughter at her repeated and unsuccessful attempts to tie her shoelaces.

I had promised myself that I would lose weight, get fit and run a sub 4.00 marathon this year. With almost a quarter of 2007 already history, I today decided to take the first step towards achieving these personal goals. I joined WeightWatchers and went for a walk.

Having shed a few (read several) pounds and recovered fully from an achilles injury, I will start a structured training programme and chart my progress on fetcheveryone. The run will be in November or December; if anyone wants to join me please shout!

Friday, March 16, 2007

The empty CD case closed

Last year in walking the talk I eluded to the impact our newest family member would have on our finances come April this year. Well, he or she is now just a few weeks from bursting onto the scene, B has stopped work and we are in the grips of the spend challenge.

With this in mind, imagine how happy I was when I stumbled across Ash's Intergalactic Sonic 7"s in the bargain bin at our local supermarket last week. A CD rammed with anthems of summers gone by, that until the last year or so was among my most played. Strangely, about the same time as H started crawling, loads of my most treasured CDs disappeared from their cases, never to be seen again.

Here's the fantastic Burn Baby Burn. If I'd asked H to do this with my CDs, I wouldn't be writing this post.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Every organisation should have one - the Chief Happiness Officer

I can't remember exactly how I found Alexander Kjerulf's The Chief Happiness Officer blog, but I read it regularly and find his outlook on life refreshing. Modern living often feels like hard work, but you do only get one crack at it! Worth thinking about.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Harsh but fair

I was half watching MOTD this morning and half doing yesterday's crossword when I noticed my left hamstring feeling a little tight. "What did I lift yesterday that was heavy?" I pondered aloud, rubbing the back of my thigh.

"Yourself?" said my wife.