This Monthly Musings is the first of what I intend to become a regular series. I intend it to act as a summary of my month covering both the good and the bad, and somewhere for me put links to useful gadgets, apps, or gear that I discover. Hopefully not too many mega rants 😉 A quick shout out too to Lucy at From Lucy with Love for inspiring me to do these posts based on her weekly ones.
Give me a shout if there is something you think I should feature in a future Monthly Musings. It won’t always be about kettlebells, training, or food either. Expect some football, cats, and life to pop in! Everyone knows cats can get into most things anyway 😛
Good – Training
I’ve stepped my training up for body composition and competing reasons and so far it’s been going well. I was able to juggle sessions (not kettlebells, not yet!) to accommodate a cold and having a weekend away. I’m not denying that sometimes I’m tired from it, and getting out of bed to fit sessions in before can be a mental challenge sometimes, but I know I can have a more relaxed period of training after the competition and I’m a determined so and so.
Bad – Tradesmen
Amazing how many don’t get back to you when you ask them to get in touch. Even with the potential of them offering work. Or call and ask if you are still interested and then never call back. It also seems that when some have done work for you (guaranteed by a large company) they are also quite elusive. Despite things that need rectifying after less than six months… Grrr!
Meh – Everton
Everton could have been 4th for a while if they had beaten West Brom. Second half was appalling. Very disappointed with that. Then there was the Merseyside derby… An excellent preview from the BBC for this game with this quote standing out:
The manner in which Roberto Martinez has changed Everton’s approach, without losing any of the sheer bloody-mindedness that was a feature of the team under David Moyes, must already have made him a contender for manager of the season.
However our defending missing two regulars was farcical. We had some great passages of play, good passing (hence meh not bad) but the manner in which we conceded three of the four goals was very annoying. That and we need another inform striker.
Rant – Drivers and Wet Weather
People seriously need to learn how to handle their vehicles in the wet. Yes there has been a lot of rain, and at times, an awful lot of surface water. But hogging outside lanes (worse than without rain it appears, as impossible as that may sound), braking when hitting a patch of water and/or aquaplaning, and having an expensive four-wheel drive vehicle but limping along are all stupid things to do! It made both journeys on a weekend away much more stressful than they needed to be.