Friday, 31 December 2010

Amelia's Cup Cakes

Yikes, 31st Dec, Amelia makes cup cakes

Tuesday, 28 December 2010


In France we have the most amazing cheese, which of course goes very well with some wine....
This blog has been written up in L'Express Style magazine earlier in December I hope you all saw that.
Anyway in spite of the cheese and wine I am at 86KG, in March the racing season starts I will get back down to 84kg

Monday, 27 December 2010


The secret is with apples
Every day I make fresh apple juice, no milk with my granola, fresh apple juice.
I am lucky enough to have a few apple trees so I have stocked my apples for the winter.
Long walk this morning

Sunday, 26 December 2010


All this was worth it, down below 85 today on boxing day.
It's good


Out with W the dog on boxing day

Saturday, 25 December 2010


Well christmas day walk with the dog and I am still on track! Down to 85.7kg

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Early walk

An early morning walk, freezing cold. The pool is closed until next year so I had better get my bicycle out

Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Yes up to 88 KG!! Yesterday morning I was 86.6, so I am really off track, a combination of problems. I cannot run because of the hamstring on my right leg, and a few personal problems. I am looking after a dog, his name is W, so I am out on a long walk morning and evening.
The 25th dec coming up so all that's out the window for a while.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


Breakfast in cognac, no run today

Monday, 6 December 2010

Speeding train

On my way to bordeaux on a speeding train, vacation from any kind of diet.
Things are not looking their brightest, although the horizon is far away I can see bright sun, I am sure it's there

Saturday, 4 December 2010


The winter blues are brightened up by the beautiful Champs In Paris
Diet is going all wrong, ah well next month I will be fighting fit.

Friday, 3 December 2010


Well as you see the diet is not on track
And to top it off my personal physiotherapist Yann Guimard has recommended that I stop exercise for two weeks to help my hamstring repair itself.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Breakfast of champions, I make apple juice, apples from my garden, with my crunchy muesli. Still doing my morning walk, I am keeping just under 85kg which is good.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Tuesday off

Monday had an 3/4 hour walk, weight training then badminton in the eve, I did well, won two games, lost one.
Today will have a gentle walk, otherwise a day off

Sunday, 21 November 2010

The walker

Still walking, cannot see running until next January

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Bike Show

It's the classic motorbike show today in Paris. Just getting in the spirit, will be there in an hour reveling in all those bikes!

Blue skies

Good hour long bike ride along the banks of the seine
The sky is blue

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The struggle

Yes I am keeping going and it's not easy, it's dark damp and cold, I cannot run yet, so a walk every morning.
I am not losing any weight but staying at 85.5 kg, I want to get down to 84, I have until next march, should be ok

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

What to do

What to with temptation, it's easy give in

Hard life

It's award life, every day I am doing some form of exercise, sunday swim Monday badminton Tuesday walk and weight training, working outside in the sunny Paris today, 1:30 lunch time

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Sunday swim

So far I have been doing at least one form of exercise a day, this morning one hour fast swim, should be running again soon, my leg is slowly getting better

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Breakfast of champions

Fresh apple juice and muesli, doing my walk everyday but it's not enough, I am doing my leg exercise from my personal physiotherapist Yann Guimard, soon I will be fit.


Ah the walking
It's not enough.....
Still not fixed

Friday, 5 November 2010


Well the does not do as much as the run!!! I am still at 85kg I need to be below that

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


The morning walk is good, clears the lungs. Now it's getting into shape for next year

Keep strong

Gotta keep on track, even when Amelia makes her famous cupcakes.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

The fast walker

Have to settle for fast walking for now

Monday, 1 November 2010


Now I am reduced to walking sports!!!
Beautiful morning

The Bike

Riding my bike through the woods, just as good as running
I am at 84.5kg which is good

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Light as a feather

Well I have updated this for a while, as I have this hamstring problem I have not been running, I have been trying to take care if what I eat, exercising the muscles in my legs and bike riding Slovenia keeps me to about 85kg the 83 was probably too much.
Probably another month before running!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Last days of summer

The last weekend of summer, for me anyway as my waterski club is closed until next year!!!
But this morning I had an amazing ski, beautiful light the leaves are changing, I am not ready for the slalom yet, by next summer I WILL
I am going to be returning to swimming and cycling until my hamstring is fixed.
I am at 84.3kg which is fine, I need to be in better shape.

Friday, 15 October 2010


My Friday eve run, and my leg is still not better#%^^%
I will have to go back to swimming and bicycling

Sunday, 10 October 2010


After a week in Italy it was hard to keep going, the food was so good. Then on top of this I have damaged my hamstring in the right leg, due to learning how to deep water start on a mono ski, the whole body weight on one leg. So no running since sept 1st
I am swimming once a week, cycling once and waterskiing twice a week! Then last week I rode a DUCATI 996 race prepared bike for 6 sessions around brands hatch.

Thursday, 7 October 2010


All part of the full healthy diet

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Italian run

Tonight what a pleasure to run through the olive trees, it's hard to keep on the diet in southern Italy. I am staying at the Torre Maizza in southern Italy, it's a very very nice hotel

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sunday morning

Just picked my breakfast, the most delicious pear. Now waterskiing

Friday, 17 September 2010


Well it's all going to pieces, really sick last weekend, too much rubbish food/drink and to top it off my leg is still bad, right leg above the knee behind, it got strained while waterskiing, all those deep water mono starts. So running is out. Today 45 min swim and a walk, what a slacker. I am at 84.7kg.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


So it's not going so well
Problem with a leg and have been sick to the stomach, will be taking a rest for a while,

Monday, 6 September 2010

The struggle

With amelia's cupcakes it's hard to stay on track, yesterday morning bike ride, two hours of badminton in the eve, 35 min run this morning, I am up to 84.5kg

Saturday, 4 September 2010

The weekend

Well all the exercise is catching up on the old man, aches and pains everywhere. This morning tea under the olive tree, then cut the grass and finally waterskiing !!
The weight has gone up to 84.8kg so now is the time to be careful. I hope to have one more outing on the racing bike, a practice day at brands hatch, before the end of the season.
This year has been a disaster with the breakdowns. The winter I will make the bike a WINNER.....

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Aches and pains

Well I am all aches and pains, waterskiing last night, bike this morning, I need a massage

Perfect day for waterskiing

On my 45 run this morning
Perfect day for waterskiing

Monday, 30 August 2010


Back to reality now, 17 days at the beach running swimming and windsurfing everyday, what a luxury, back to city running or crowded swimming pool, waterskiing is one thing to look forward to next weekend

Sunday, 29 August 2010


Well the diet man has been on holiday now it's back to work, no bread cut the drinking down no desserts and running everyday, I have been windsurfing everyday here

Thursday, 26 August 2010

The Surf

Everyday for two weeks windsurfing, last week I ran everyday as well, this week just windsurf ......... Two hour of real exercise

Sunday, 22 August 2010

The run

Sunday morning running along the coast, really nice

Friday, 20 August 2010

Morning air

Not such a fast run this morning, .......

Wednesday, 18 August 2010


My morning run! Couldn't be better

Dark skies

Under this beautiful dark sky I am running along the cliffs of Brittany
Really spectacular 40 min run
The diet will have to come back on sept, I am not being careful right now, BUT lots of excercise