These trainers were made for Kiltwalking…

Well, the trainers have been purchased. The Kiltwalk tshirt has arrived. There’s no going back now!

Not that the trainers have made it out if the house, yet. Manky weather knocked training on the head today. Not that I need an excuse.

Attended the first Kiltwalk Burns Supper on Friday night. A top night. Thanks to Michelle, Zoe, Paul, Joanne, Johnny, Gill, Shavonne, Richard and Paul for joining in the fun. And special thanks to Johnny for the double gins! Also to Ian @cribfather for the invite. Some great people were winning awards having walked to raise money for charities close to their hearts, and not that we’re competitive, but we want to be up there next year! Much dancing was done to the Soul Kings, and we had a Bollywood masterclass from Richard, who had all the moves. So that’s this week’s exercise taken care of 🙂 Also on track with my 5 a day, thanks to the grapes and juniper berries in the wine and gin. #wilmastraining at it’s best.

Also met Darren @jeangebbie, who’s going to keep us going with soup, once the proper training begins. Saw @cribfather in real life too – he does exist, and had scrubbed up very nicely in his kilt. Had some banter with Cat Harvey, who is a Kiltwalk legend – loved how she laughed when I asked if her training had begun. Good lass 🙂

But first things first. Our team needs a name. All ideas welcome ! And once we have that, I’ll get the trainers on and hit the pavements. Honest!

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The ginger grouse…

Had a top day out yesterday at http://www.glasgowwarriors.org, watching them beat Northampton Saints by 27 -20, a superb game, won in the last 20 seconds 🙂 I was enjoying a spot of corporate hospitality, so the drinks were flowing, including the Ginger Grouse – a nice mix of Grouse whisky and ginger beer. Smashing food too.
I was sitting next to the lovely Duncan Weir, who plays for Warriors and was on a rest week. He’s of to the Scotland training camp today as one of the six nations squad, so was drinking water and talking us through the training he does to keep him fit.
Didn’t sound very similar to my Kiltwalk fitness regime so far. Wine after work on Friday, nice beef and profiteroles for lunch on Saturday along with some wine, beer, raspberry gin and gin and tonic. We did take a large bird for a wee stroll through Scotstoun right enough…

Today fared slightly better. @tartanat and I had a 3 mile walk through Kilmalcolm, me pushing a buggy with a small noisy child in it, so that must count for some weight training too. And soup for lunch, so all going well so far.

But fear not, am just wondering what to have for dinner. So far the options are Chinese or Indian carry out…
#wilmastraining still going strong!

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No stranger to a fish supper…

Well, against my better judgement, mostly due to a well worded email from the Godfather of The Kiltwalk, @cribfather, myself and some colleagues and chums are doing The Kiltwalk. For those of you not acquainted with this, check out http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk. An army of tartan and knobbly knees, all doing their bit to raise funds for children’s charities – CHAS, CLIC Sargent, Aberlour Children’s Trust, Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, TACC, (an impressive ÂŁ390,000 in 2012) by walking from Hampden – Loch Lomond. 26 miles. Those who know me can stop the hysterical laughter now, change the Tena Lady and start saving your pennies to sponsor our team. We do know where you live and/or work, and we are not afraid to visit and persuade you to part with your cash, by whatever means it takes. @tartancat and a microphone should do the trick. Or a #skelptarse from @skelptarse – you do not want to go there !

And so, the training schedule begins. Last weekend’s planned walk was snowed off. So I ate my not insubstantial body weight in biscuits instead. And had a fish supper on Thursday. I’m sure that’s the plan the London 2012 team followed. We shall try again this weekend. After I’ve enjoyed some corporate hospitality at @glasgowwarriors game tomorrow – hey, watching does count as exercising, doesn’t it ? It does on #wilmastraining!

So, be prepared for updates on our trainer purchases, eating plans and the odd bit of walking, but mainly our pleas for your cash. It’s all for the kiddies.

Over and out, seems my sweet & sour chicken has arrived. Oops !

@duffwilma

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