I hate having an excuse, hate having an injury. What can I do? Nothing much.
Pierre Allain, a great underrated French climber, seen here doing the odd pull up at 82, what I love about this photo is his smug look, his touch of pride, his happiness at being able to do a pull up.
What is being fit? What is the purpose of being fit?
At the moment I live on a small island with some small steep cliffs surrounded by sea. I think I should be fit for my island and my work. So I should climb, and be aquatic. How fit though?
Getting out of shape, or getting injured, or being lazy is easy. Getting fit requires a bit of effort-getting seriously fit requires serious effort!
The appropriate level of fitness I need now is something like this.
5km sea swim
40 meter dive
20 rope lengths of climbing
lets say 20 pull ups set
100 push up set
Fit to eat! "Not nice for Mr Pig to be eaten", says Yoda.
Is my proposed level of fitness possible? Yes of course it is! Why do I want it? Because, that's what I want.
And I also want to do the Peutery Integral on the Monte Bianco, and not look like a truck driver!