Who am I ?
I’m English : A normal bloke, nothing special, left school when I was 16, worked until I was about 25 then moved to France because of a girl
I’ve now been living in France now for over 35 years,
I get muddled talking or writing in English sometimes as I forget how to write or talk in my mother tongue.
I’ve always been active, mostly mountain biking, then added a normal road bike and after a singlespeed to my bike collection
2012 became my ‘Gym year’, taking time off biking and spending most days at the gym, keeping fit, losing weight and gaining lean muscle
2015 became my ‘Crossfit year’ this slowly taking over from the gym
2017 : At the 59 mark but still alive and kicking and to be honest pretty fit for my age, even if I say it myself,
2017_B : My company after 30 years running closed down in November as we couldn’t compete any longer, a difficult time, the only good news was I was able to to take my retirement at the beginning 2018 as I started work at 16 years old and so was allowed to retire at 60.
2018 A bad year for me, broke my ankle late November 2017 while out running and three days later totally lost my hearing in my right ear (now have a Cochlear Implant) and lost all comprehension of spoken words in my left ear with a 60% hearing loss, so 2018 was a difficult year.
2019 in March I was kitted out with a Cochlear Implant so I can ‘hear’ again, this is far from perfect, but I can manage to understand people when they are up close and in a not to noisy environnement, my ankle is very slowly getting better, have started trail running again, but am going to stop as my articulations keep telling me they don’t like running. I have bought a new style of bike. I am now riding Gravel bikes, as well as Mountain bikes and my Singlespeed
In October 2019 went on my first six day trek, as this will become a major pastime for me. Bivouac, camping with a 12 kilos rucksack on my back, who would of thought of it at my age
2020 Now 62 years old. Ankle though still not perfect is better, I’m no longer running, basically because my wife is scared that I’ll re-fall or re-break something, so for her peace of mind I’ve given up all running activities.
I’ve started Nordic walking, only because it works around 90% (yes you did read correctly, 90%) of your body muscles, so this is good for keeping in shape.
I’m still doing Crossfit and workouts at the gym, and sometimes when its a nice day I manage to get out on one of my bikes
I’m back and won’t stop
This blog was started in 2010.
Twitter : @KerbOverRoots