Today the fight back begins (again). I have embarked on yet another new exercise regime after taking the entire month of June off, apart from my rock climbing antics at the beginning of the month. I’ve picked a good day to do it as well. True to form it is bucketing with rain. As the veteran of a number of soggy escapades I’m not going to let that get in the way. The plan is to walk/run (two minutes walk, one minute run) to the park where I will perform my Arnold 1% Challenge exercises in the middle of the field where everyone can see me, and then walk/run back to the office. It’s going to be the most fun that I have at work today.

I’m going to attempt to keep this up every day that I’m in the office and I will let you know every time that I manage to get out and do something, so a little bit of encouragement will help me a lot in this.

Similarly today is the day where I start to bring my own lunch to work again. I haven’t done this for a few months and it is costing me lots of money as well as being terrible for my waist line. For today I have some mini plum tomatoes, green grapes, two bananas and four ryvitas with some low fat cream cheese. I can feel the joy being extracted from my soul at the mere thought of that but then I think about how much better I will end up looking at the beach this summer. Less fear of some well-meaning types rubbing me in lanolin and rolling me back into the sea.

I am still formulating adventure plans as well. I have a couple in mind that I will tell you more about in the near future. One of them is gaining shape and will be very interesting if I do say so myself. For the other things I am cooking up a couple of microadventures in the spirit of Alastair Humphreys. These will be family affairs and fairly low key but I will report back on them as and when they happen. In the meantime go and look at Alastair’s website and see what it is that he has been getting up to. It’s entertaining and inspirational stuff.

UPDATE: It worked out well, and my knee held out. I was lumbering a bit with the running parts but I have to keep in mind that I am starting from scratch.

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