Cos I said I would

I spent yesterday at Chen Yingjun’s tai-chi seminar and I’d have to say I’ve never known such pain. The posture correction sections were a revelation. With just a slight correction we’d be placed in a position that was clearly correct but that put incredible strain on leg muscles. It was amusing to see sweat break out in an instant on a person’s forehead.

As seems to be the way, I’d arranged to something else on the second day of the seminar and this time my intention was to either get out on the bike or do some decent running. There was also the small matter of going to see Dananananaykroyd in the evening. During downtime on Saturday we were chatting about what I could do today and I decided it would be on foot and it would be some off-road running.

Not wanting to go too far, I opted to head for the Lomonds and take in both West and East summits. Unfortunately, the weather had something against that and it was blowing a gale while lashing down for a couple of hours after I got up. However, I decided that shouldn’t stop me so I set off anyway.

Sad to say, I only managed the first summit. As I crested West Lomond the wind really picked up and I didn’t even pause at the trig point. Once over the summit I tried to contour round to see if East was a possibility. The driving wind and rain coupled with 20 metre visibility turned me back.

Lunch at the Pillars of Hercules was lovely as always. Since there were no seats inside I sat under the porch, wrapped in a fetching red blanket.

My view for lunch

I decided to skip the gig. I was feeling quite tired and really didn’t fancy driving into the centre of Glasgow, making my way out to Oran Mor, watching a double support act gig and then driving back across. Starting the week on precious little sleep isn’t the best way to go about things.

Ah well, I’m sure I’ll see them at some point in the futre.

Comments (2)

BroonerNovember 2nd, 2009 at 12:58 pm

You missed out Ross, you should have gone see Dana as they are an incredible live band (I’ve seen em ~14 times already, make of that what you will) and sadly they’re not going to be playing live again for the best part of the next year 🙁

rossNovember 2nd, 2009 at 7:48 pm

I’ll definitely try and see them when they do head back out on tour. Unfortunately, my brain/body just wasn’t up for a couple of hours of driving and a late night. I’m getting old.