Monday, January 18, 2010

Today is, incredibly, yet another sodding Monday with the prospect of more days of work-filled fun and hilarity streching out ahead. Felt really depressed this weekend, I almost went out for a ride on Saturday afternoon, after the horror of shopping in Morrisons early in the morning.
Anyhoo, went and ordered a strip spotlight for the kitcjen, lets hope that installing the damn thing won't be as much a disaster as my pathetic attempt to put some shelves up before christmas; The first hole ( drilled for the heavy-duty rawlplug went OK, but when I put the rawlplug in it just spun around as I tightened it, digging through the plaster. After more attempts I gave up).
Sunday the usual, to the halls of residence to collect the boy, took him to work, saw Dad, then took him back in the evening for dinner (8 is too late for sunday lunch) then back.
No sleep last night, bed at 10.30 but no good, the thought of getting up at 3 must be why, I suppose.
Hied me here to foggy Southall, along a mostly foggy M40. Traffic nice and light at that time.
Must not go for a curry with John at the Indian hotel, I feel bloody sleepy now. According to various news websites, today is the day when people feel most depressed; the weather is usually crap, (its grey, cold and damp), Christmas is forgotten, future fun (Easter and so on) is far away. This never bothered me when I was training, early January was a time to ramp up the miles and think about the coming races. Now all I have to look forward to is a bottle of decent red and some good food, follwed by another bottle of decent red. Thats not good for my poor liver.
All my plans for climbing in the Pyrenees seem to have fallen by the wayside, since 2006 all I have done is;
Jan 2007 - Arans in the snow,
July 2007 - Tryfan, then Tryfan with David,
Aug 2007 - Radnor Forest with David,
Jan 2008 - some v. diffs on Windgather rocks,
Jan 2009 - a long plod over Bleaklow,
Jul 2009 - Brecon Beacon with David (and a knackered toe caused by my 25 year-old boots)
Dec 2009 - Worcestershire Beacon with David.
Not exactly any sort of preparation for 3000M peaks.
Ho hum.

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