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Posted: March 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

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mmmm… No I don’t think I will…

… I was playing aroung on textspace.net to do the above, which I saved as a draft the other day but actually… Sod that nonsense, I thought I’d go for a run instead. Really needed some headspace time today…
there are bigger and more important things than going for a run, but it does help to get some air and remind myself that I’m a very blessed man… and indeed that there are more important things than going for a run, as I say… and not to take my blessings for granted…

…which is actually a lot harder to do than I used to think.

So, unimportantly, to my day’s run:
I thought I would attack an old favourite, a ‘trim-track’ that I used to push my boy around (in a non-needing to contact social services- kind of way) at my local country park though this time, it’s with a better pushchair and a baby girl. A sleeping baby girl at that.

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The signs which tell you what to do at each station are long gone but I basically jump over the ‘hurdles’ pictured above in an eccentric way. In the past I had to do 3 sets quite quickly in a row otherwise I realise just how tiring this is. I realised after just one set today.

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I used to do three lengths of these monkey bars too but my slightly heavier frame was pulling my arms off after just one so that would have to do today.

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The station above didn’t exist when I used to do it with my boy in tow. Then, it was a couple of logs for sit-ups and a higher, raised log for repeated jumps. Now, it involves sit-ups, random shoulder circle twizzliing and ?air-walking? – For some reason I remember something similar being touted by some bloke called Tony advertising on a naffy shopping channel. I think it was called a gazelle. Why do I remember stupid things like that and not that I was supposed to buy some milk?!

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Chin-ups… previously 3 sets of 10… this time… one set…

…. of 6.

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Finally, this one (also new) involved some fairly easy pull-downs and rowing.

So…
Have all the problems in the world dissappeared? No.
Did the run make me feel any better about them? Not really.

But I’m still a very blessed man. And I’m a little more aware of that. Which is always a good thing.

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Comments
  1. abradypus says:

    lol – the buggy looks so incongruous amongst all the exercise equipment. Excellent!

  2. fortnightflo says:

    Ooh that looks like a lot of fun…A free gym! You sound like you have alot on your mind – maybe a case of winter blues? I would strongly suggest getting your hands on a sunlamp or failing that nip down to your local tanning shop and have 4 minutes on a stand up sun bed thingy sheers you up AND you get a tan!

    • Nipping down to any shop will seem like a luxury soon… Another shop closing each month it seems in my town. Friends who owned a great little cafe there went out of business recently. Now just heard the local co-op is also to close. I can’t imagine anything will get so bad that I seriously consider myself as needing a tan though! 😉

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