Well hopefully you survived January and are ready to kick on into 2019.
I’ve had a very mixed start to 2019. On January 2, I took part in the first 10k of the year in Scotland, and even better, it’s held here in the north-east, well Lumphanan to be precise.
Amazingly, there were around 500 of us participating and raising funds for the local community.
Anyone who made their New Year’s Resolution to get fit and maybe to take up running should look at Parkrun as a way of doing this.
It is a 5k run and really is for all ages and abilities. Just stick Parkrun into a search engine and away you go – and it is completely free, which is something I approve of wholeheartedly.
I also took part in defibrillator training as NESS now as two of these housed in our Aberdeen and Elgin offices.
Stuart Gordon of SMG Safety told us that the new tune to sing whilst doing CPR is the famous Bee Gee number, Staying Alive.
By a strange twist, I’ve got a sighted guide runner called Barry Gibb, so surely I should be well in rhythm, although the flares might be a trip hazard… At most organised runs, you get a commemorative medal and I’m sure these can double as gold medallions.
Now for some jive talkin’ otherwise known as a rant. Calling all the little old mannies or wifies who walk their small aggressive dogs.
It seems to me they seem to be getting more and more aggressive – for some reason they are called Charlie.
It’s not much comfort to me or my trusty, calm guide dog Rumba, to hear, as we nervously approach the snarling yelping little mutt, “Oh now now Charlie, be nice, that doggie’s working and helping that man…”
Keep them under control, please, I’m just trying to stay alive…