In what can only be described as a moment of genius, shortly after signing up for Outlaw Pilla made me make a promise. That promise was a simple one – before starting training I was to decorate the flat.

I do not do jobs around the house quickly. I started on the kitchen in march – it’s not quite finished yet. So the next couple of weekends we’ll be painting, wallpapering and tidying to get the house in shape. I wonder if it counts as cross training?

In other news I still do not have my bike. If I can successfully negotiate our cycle to work scheme, the ironman will be easy!