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  • Swimming Lesson #16

    Swimming Lesson #16

    It’s been a long long time since I last went to Swish for a lesson. Actually, come to think of it the last time I went (after a long absence) I pulled my neck swimming over-aggressively and had to have physio to fix myself. So I was a bit worried that after another long rest […]

  • Finding out about yourself while climbing

    Because I had a call at ten this evening, I felt no guilt sloping off at five to go to the climbing wall for an assessment. The purpose of that was to see how fit I am, and then recommend what I do next. So most of it wasn’t around seeing if I could clamber […]

  • Another long walk, spoiled

    Last night I went to see Justice League at the cinema in the Nu Sentral mall in Kuala Lumpur. I like going to the cinema when I get to KL because on the first night of a work trip, it’s a good antidote to the rigours of travel, and there’s a good burger joint nearby. […]

  • Swimming Lesson #15

    It feels like it was a very long time since my last swimming lesson: three weeks have passed (although I did have that abortive splash around the hotel pool in KL). As I’ve been doing very little cardio work (climbing is more a strength and intelligence game) I wasn’t sure how I’d do in the […]

  • Premature victory

    About eleven last night, I heard stirrings; it was La Serpiente getting out of bed. She takes a stainless steel bottle to bed with her so we always hear that clanking around. I got up and went to head her off before she came into our room, but as I came into the corridor I […]

  • Impromptu swimming attempt

    After work today, I went to the swimming pool on the roof of my hotel and tried to do a few laps, like my swimming coach told me to. It’s strange to think that in the tropical warmth of Malaysia, I should find the pool too cold, but I guess I’m used to blood temperature […]

  • Swimming Lesson #14

    I look rather shocked in this photo, but perhaps that’s because I’m amazed that I’ve swum several lengths of the pool doing breaststroke, the culmination of weeks of effort.

  • The lowdown

    One of the tests Deskbound suggests to determine if you have good lower body fitness is to see whether you can hold a deep squat for ten minutes. So after lunch today I hunkered down next to the corporate sofa, looked out of the window and tried to manage ten minutes on my haunches.

  • Deskbound

    Deskbound is a book about how terrible it is to spend your day sitting, and how you can remedy that if you’re stuck in a sedentary occupation (like mine – principally sitting at a desk typing at a keyboard). I’m reading it on my phone’s Kindle app, which feels slightly hypocritical if not just plain […]

  • Swimming Lesson #13

    I wandered out of the swimming lesson today, greeted by the glorious smell of barbecuing meat. All is well in the world. Even my breaststroke is somewhat improved.