07/10/2012 by Carl Reynolds
Played squash for the first time in 30 years on Friday night and am discovering muscles that I never knew I had and that they hurt. A lot. A good excuse to practice drills then. We knew we’d never make the races – 9am on a Sunday morning! – so fetch up at half ten, glanced at the drawings for the new entrance, stripped off and did 600 yards of drills with Aqua Sphere Alpha training fins – which you can get discounted (at the moment) here. Mrs Ape, who suffered from the cold yesterday, did a shorter swim.
I was then in a discussion about media for the CWSC 2013 and we then ate, and shared, slices of Mrs Ape’s lovely version of Dan Lepard’s Orange and Walnut Cake. I had a chat with Nancy Shaw about channel swimming and realism; Doro about her Greek holiday and ex-pat communities, and Kate discussed gender stereotyping in nursery school. It seems the system gets ’em young. On the way out we helped another skinny malinky, Jawad, get his wetsuit on and wandered back home via the vagaries of the South Circular.
A wonderful way to spend the morning.