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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The new fitness thread
HiT weight training.  Machines.  Heavy weight.  Slowly.  Supervised by someone who knows what they are doing.

Hard.  They also advocate rest between sessions.

Builds muscle.  Strength.  Helps metabolism.  Increases fitness.  Likely to protect you against injury (if done correctly).  Beware of spinning.  It can totally fcuk up your hamstrings and you might need them for football if you ever consider doing something resembling running during a game.

Chicago:  In the know.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Telly Thread
Well oddly enough we will be in Japan in early April and it seems it should be Russ doing this than I, (Maybe they accept video entries).  I certainly won’t be shaking many hands.   Jesus the Fugo might not be the most dangerous thing to eat here after all!

Chicago:  Washing me hands!
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The new fitness thread
I've barely run in the last six months, maybe half an hour on the treadmill once a week. Instead I've been going to the gym pretty consistently 3 or 4 times a week, two of which are sessions with a trainer, picking stuff up and putting it down again. While I'll never be a rippling Greek god it's pretty pleasing how much progress I've made in that time and how much I'm enjoying it. I've gained quite a few pounds, but in the right places - still got quite a few excess ones in the wrong places as well, but that's beer's fault.

Hmmm running...

Chicago: Weight bearing. 
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Telly Thread
I actually liked the Passage.  I have heard the books are wildly different and am tempted to kindle them. 

Although it has been pointed out that nowadays due to the ease of getting books I am more of a collector tha. Reader nowadays.  Something I hope to rectify with more holidays.  Except we are going to Japan so will probably be on the go for the whole two weeks.  Poops.

In other news because we go in April we will miss the start of Game Of Thrones and Killing Eve.  And probably a few Forest games.  Good timing!

Chicago:  Digital download.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Telly Thread
I plan on watching Afterlife and Fleabag sometime to get my own opinion on it but so far have been taken with Deadly Class and The Magicians.  Both Slightly perverse and warped but eminently watchable. 

I also for a bit of culture have started watching the Split.  Doesn’t seem particularly funny so far.

Sally4Ever was wrong but made me giggle. 

Chicago: Laughing it up. 
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Medical Thread
I keep waking up with a pain in my shin. I'd blame cycling, but it's in the area where I had a pretty horrifying staph infection about 8 years ago.
I'm pretending it's all fine

It’s probably just shin splints from very tight hamstrings which generally shorten when you cycle and hence pulls at the tibial sheath. 

Of course it’s the hamstrings you all shout apart from Rich B who will assume it’s a sly dig at white Nationalists  in NZ that has caused you to become a snowflake and imagine that a nasty man with a gun kicked you there.  Or something....

But seriously it’s probably the hamstrings...  

Or you could go with Sheep aids.  Obviously goats are probably at a premium out there.

Chicago:  Hamming it up.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
To be honest they put the clocks forward and getting up the equivalent of 330am has fcuked me up.  Also I don’t have my new reading glasses so yes I have lost the ability to read.

I guess that answers your question and I was also being lazy and wanting someone to make easy answers available to me because I am knackered.

Also I thought so but wanted to make sure.

Chicago: Hanging on.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
Reading that article suggests that we wouldn’t be given the option of staying in the E.U.  Just what Brexit we would want?

Doesn’t sound too appealing to be honest.

Chicago: Reading between blurred lines.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today sent me a presale code for S&M II.

Symphony and Metallica.  They are doing a second album.  It’s a one off show in San Francisco.  The fcuking code didn’t prove worthy and I wasn’t allowed to buy the designated tickets that my code unlocked.  Very frustrating.  Normally I wouldn’t be bothered but it’s such a unique experience I wanted to be there.  On top of that my client is in the symphony, (she plays violin) and may well be invited to take part.  Yes, thanks to her I was in a position to get tickets but it is turning into a frustrating process.

Maybe I will do it the old fashioned way and blag some admissions off her.  The only reason she might be in the show is that Chicago Symphony is on strike and they work closely with San Fran and they sometimes swap personnel for concerts.

I am oddly hopeful that I can gain admission.  I am also quite cross that the opportunity presented to me seemed to have hit a dead end.  Bloody computers!!!! (Oh and Ticketmaster those cnuts....)

Chicago: Staring into the A computer screen.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's pleasing me today
This morning I realized that I didn’t have my credit card and that I had lost it.

This was potentially worrying as we were booking stuff in Japan and having my cc canceled might fcuk up some things that required advanced purchase.

Turns out that I left said credit card at my local coffee shop and it’s pleasing that there is some honestly left in this world.  I gave a large cash tip in gratitude and offered to give fit bird behind the counter a hug.  She politely declined saying that the counter was in the way (bad fibber; but one out of two isn’t bad.

Chicago:  Cash poor but happy.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's pleasing me today
Ugh. 7:30am on a public holiday. I'd rate my chances of seeing it no higher than 50/50.

It is on ESPN that day here in the states.  I will have been at work from 530am.  Besides all that the on demand feature from that website is immediate so if Canada has something similar there is no need to get up.

Also soft drinks?  Seriously?  That explains Rich B I think.  All that sugar percolating around his brain.

Chicago:  Disciplined.