With just seven weeks to the TGO Challenge, I decided to have “a bit of a chat” with WeeWillyWilky. It was all about the importance of getting all the soft tissues toughened up. For Dave, this means taking the dogs out for longer walks each day.
Soft tissues – muscles, sinews and ligaments (what *is* the difference between a sinew and a ligament?) just hate the shock of a big walk if you haven’t warned them what’s coming: They react very badly and give you a rotten time of it. I’ve found that if you do nudge them occasionally with a little bit of a walk, and then a slightly bigger bit of a walk, they react positively and tell everyone what a super chap you are. They have a word with Ernie and your Premium Bond comes up. Your children all become perfect citizens and your bald spot disappears.
So Dave, being the sort of chap he is, has dragged his poor pooches all over the shop and is once more sporting a full head of hair and muscly legs the envy of Charles Atlas. On the other hand, my own pate is thinning even more precariously and my legs resemble pipe-cleaners.
The pictures tell the story of this afternoon’s walk. Windsor again, starting at the Two Brewers with a wonderful pint of Doom Bar. Well, it wouldn’t be proper Chally training without starting at the pub, would it?