So then here we are again, 3 weeks since my last post but, am I 3 weeks fitter?? Hmmmmɠhard to say, but I doubt it ɠYou see, I֭ like a classic car in a way, wrapped up from the cold throughout the winter, stored in a nice warm protective environment scared to leave in case the best of the British weather chips away at my elegantly defined paint work and clogs my engine with the gritty remnants of an ice cold winter to forget. My knees hurt, my lips practically fall to bits and the whole experience is unpleasant to say the least. However, the tide is a turning and with it comes a new dawn, a new found surge of energy and enthusiasm; and like my faithful Red Jaguar 1971 E Type, I֭ out of the blocks spitting and spluttering along. Slowly but surely I֭ dragging my body kicking and screaming out of the doldrums into an athleteֳ world.
I’m due to embark on a skiing holiday with four friends to La Plagne in the French Alps. We booked the trip by scrolling through various online travel websites one night to find the best deal out there. To be honest it took us almost all night to find a good deal and settled with one we found on for 7 nights with transport and ski passes for the week included.
Although I celebrated my 60th birthday in 2010, I am still active and competitive, these days concentrating mainly on running and cycling. To mark my birthday, I completed three big challenges:
- Ran the Pendle Way, a local long-distance footpath (43 miles) in 9 hours;
- Completed the Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge (47 miles) in 14 hours;
- Cycled from Coniston to Interlaken (1,000 miles in 10 days) to take part in the Jungfrau Marathon, which I completed in 4hours 11 minutes.
As compiler of the English Premier League Injury Table on PhysioRoom.com, I often get asked questions about the rehab of Premier League football players, whether it be on the PhysioRoom.com site, via @physioroom on Twitter, PhysioRoom.com Facebook page or in my regular appearances on Talksport.