It has certainly been one of those weeks.
I enrolled to get a qualification in personal training, I made a trip to Bunnings and bought the elements of homemade workout equipment. Some pvc pipe became a slosh pipe, which, when filled with water isn't heavy, but is extraordinarily tough to keep steady.
( Home gym pics )
Today I visited Bridgestone and they are delivering a tractor tire right to my backyard tomorrow. I have got plenty of things to do with all this. I also bought an interval timer this morning, for the first time ever making a purchase on eBay.
YW: 5 slosh pipe squat and press, slosh pipe walk around the backyard, 10 Bulgarian sandbag around the world, drag both tires and sandbag back and forth across the yard - 10 rounds - 21:31.
TW: Overhead slosh pipe walk 20m, 10 sandbag around the world, 20 sandbag weighted pushups, 10 sandbag flip up and squat, 20 walking lunges w sandbag - 5 rounds - 14:45. Also slosh pipe practice. Bicep curls, deadlifts, squats,100 shoulder presses.
My arms are buzzing. That is the best adjective I can think of. There is a lot of improving grip strength and a lot of work put on to the little stabilising muscles you never knew you had.
I made an appointment with the bank to talk about my banking needs now that I am setting up an ABN and doing some freelance work. Now I have to get an ABN and maybe register a business name or two. I've thought about one name for the political consulting and one for the training.
There was finally a response from the mental health policy job I interviewed for. Again, they didn't go with me, and again it was because they felt my experience was too political. That annoyed me. I have been perfectly professional in the past, and have on many occasions written briefs and speeches that I did not agree with. I told them so in both interviews, but they still thought I didn't have enough experience in an apolitical environment. There is not a single public service job in which that excuse could be applied, so I am annoyed at the thought that it may well be applied again. I'm going to speak to some other agencies and reconnect with others who already know me.
Aside from that, it has been a good week.
Oh yes, and here is the poster for the next Rugger Bugger show.
( GLADIATOR! )