3 Silly Things…

March 3, 2014 · Posted in Triathlon · Comment 

On Monday I did 3 silly things…

Firstly I closed a window with 6 tabs open and told my machine I didn’t want to save any of it. That’s an hours work I’m not getting back :-/

Secondly I managed to wash my wallet…

Not just drop it into a puddle or the toilet or something bu actually put a pair of trousers into the washing machine with the wallet still in the back pocket thereby giving my wallet, driving license, all my cards and some cash a damn good soaking. However, other than my leather wallet now looking somewhat faded everything seems to have survived the experience rather well.

The third thing I did was to enter an Olympic distance Triathlon…

Let me just give that a moment to sink in.

That’s a 1 mile Swim, a 25 mile bike ride and a run of just over 6 miles (10k).

To give you an idea of just how stupid this was I’ll give you some background on me. I’m 40 years old and have had arthritis for around 15 years. I lost, through diet and exercise on a Cross Trainer, just over 3 stone last year but I still weigh about 16 and a half stone (230 pounds or 105Kg). The furthest I’ve ever run was a 2 mile Cross country at school. I do Cycle regularly but that’s only just over 2 miles each way to and from the station for work. I used to swim a hell of a lot but haven’t done anything serious for 25 years…

I mean, how hard can it be?!?

Current mood: thoughtful
Chance of completion: 65%

Another new site?

November 9, 2008 · Posted in Site info . . . · Comment 

If you’re reading this then DNS has propagated and you’re seeing the new smufflersWorld on the new host, www.webfaction.com, and not on the old host, www.web-mania.com

changing things around again?? Well why the hell not . . . it’s been a couple of years at least since I decided to change things around and this time I’ve actually got a good reason. My old hosting company, web-mania.com, run php 4.1 on their servers and have just announced that they can’t upgrade beyond that . . . in order to run the current version of WordPress I need php 4.3.

WebFaction also has the advantage of virtually instant setup and configuration of new sites and web applications . . . it’s going to be fun playing around and seeing how much I can do in here 😉