I’ve got a new Personal Trainer.
I know my fitness regime needs a shake-up, and even though I’m a PT myself, I know that someone else will push me harder than I will push myself. Someone else will make me more accountable.
I am now in client mode. I spent some time in the first meeting with my PT telling him about all my injuries and effectively setting up the excuses I will use when he pushes me harder than I really want to work. All the stuff I know people do to me and I take zero notice of.
I made special note to tell him about my dodgy shoulder. I did it whilst on a Tough Mudder course, I told him, hoping that sounded a little bit, well, tough.
Never mind, he tells me. He is used to working around injuries. He had to work around his own when, as a paratrooper in Iraq, he got blown up and broke his back.
I didn’t have much to say after that.
He told me to arrive hydrated and fuelled. He told me to arrive ready to work.
We start on Saturday.
Send thoughts and prayers.