Friday, February 25, 2005

climb every mountain

R's dad is officially The World's Fittest Lollipop Man.

About 15 years ago, he had major heart surgery. Afterwards his surgeon told him he must start taking exercise. So he did, first of all walking round the lanes near his house, building up to longer walks, and then joining a local walking club. Age 69 he went abroad for the first time in his life, to go on the club's trip to Italian Alps. Last year he walked the Inca Trail.

We just heard that this summer, he's going up Kilimanjaro. The man's 73 years old. He has diabetes, a heart condition and poor circulation. He did not go abroad until he was nearly 70. He's going to walk up the highest mountain in Africa (and he will do it, I have no doubt). And here's me can't be @rsed to do 30 mins round the park a couple of mornings a week. Sigh.

D**t News ~ went out for meal tonight. I should not have had that ice-cream, I have now over-spent my discretionary points for the week. Feck.

today's numbers:
plan ~ No Count™; points used ~ 25 (points left for week ~ -7); exercise ~ 0; water ~ 500 ml; booze ~ half bottle red wine; crisps ~ 0;

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