Monday, December 13, 2004

13th December

Distance: 6km
av. HR: 159
kcal: 541

Where: Home - Reabold - City Beach.
Insights: Not all is symmetry. A man of action may run to the sea in summer but does not run to the hills in winter.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

7th December

Time: 24 min
Distance: 16 laps
av. HR:*

Where: Bold Park Pool
Insights: A man of action does not see swimming as this

but as a wave

and a man of action is a particle.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

5th December

Time: 1hr 2min
Distance: *
av. HR: 155
kcal: 1039

Where: Lost in Bold Park
Insights: A man of action loses his way and leaves a trail of thoughts behind him.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

28th November

Time: 25min
Distance: *
av. HR: 163
kcal: 463

Where: City Beach - Wall - City Beach
Insights: A man of action would wear a red bikini, were he to look quite so hot in one.

27th November

Time: 30 min
Distance: 6km
av. HR: 163
kcal: 559

Where: home-Reabold hill- bold park swimming pool
Insights: A man of action climbs Reabold many times but never at the same time. Can one climb the same mountain or swim in the same lane twice?

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

9th November

Time: 49min
Distance: 7.5km
av. HR: 145
kcal: 873

Where: up Reabold - round Bold Park
Insights: A man of action hears by mail A Full Belly has a strong spirit. To visit NY is one thing, to have finished a marathon there is quite another.

Monday, November 08, 2004

7th November

Time: 52min
Distance: 10km
av. HR: 161
kcal: 913

Where: home - Scarborough
Insights: A man of action runs, but what of a club where one can only vote with one's feet?

Saturday, November 06, 2004

6th November

Time: 6 hours
Distance: 8m²
av. HR: *
kcal: *

Where: South East Wall of House
Insights:A man of action does not render unto Caeser or Gods but onto walls.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

1st November

Time: 30min
av. HR: 156
kcal: 504

Where: City Beach - wall that does nothing - City Beach
Insights: The sand is quick but a man of action quicker.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

30th October

Time: 1min 22sec
Distance: 2.4km
av. HR: 180
kcal: *

Where: Wanneroo Racetrack
Insights: A man of action moves by the bang of hydrocarbons and the peel of rubber. It is fast. Many are faster but fast nonetheless.
A man of action composes a list

  • buy new rear tyre
  • bleed front brakes
  • tighten rear suspension two clicks

Friday, October 29, 2004

29th September

Time: 1hr12min
Distance: 11km
av. HR: 150
kcal: 1120

Where: Home-Grandma's-Home
Insights: A man of action finds his grandmother not at home. Is the wolf there? It is. It is the wolf of rest.

Monday, October 25, 2004

25th October

Time: 47min
Distance: 7.5km
av. HR: 156
kcal: 840

Where: up Reabold - round Bold Park
Insights: A man of action loves trees and hills.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

22nd October

Time: 26min
Distance: 5km
av. HR: 149
kcal: 413

Where: home -skirted Bold Park - home
Insights: A man of action faces a dilemma. Does he drink his beer now, or go for a run and then drink his beer? Ha!
He of course goes for a run. A man of action does not spoil his beer with the sour taste of sloth and the foul aftertaste of guilt.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

19th October

Time: 37min
Distance: 6.5km
av. HR: 154
kcal: 657

Where: Home-Reabold-Home
Insights: A man of action sits and sees the wind. He tells the wind to stop blowing, it has rustled the tree. He tells the tree to stop growing, it has reached the sky. You cannot stop a man of action.

Monday, October 18, 2004


Time: 0
Distance: 0
av. HR: 63
kcal: 0

Where: Lounge
Insights: A man of action is listless and indolent. He pecks away at the keyboard. What is on television? Who cares.

Monday, October 11, 2004

A Man of Action Dislikes Eye of the Tiger With a Great Passion

A man of action turns a corner and his work is done

There is no i in iPod, a man of action says thank you for the music. From the alpha to the omega...

Metallica: To Live is to Die
Karp: Rocky Mountain Rescue
Rage Against the Machine: Wake Up
Ben Folds Five: Best Imitation of Myself
Piggies: Milk Tea
The Kingswoods: Purty Vacant
Pixies: Isla De Canta
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra: Hit the Road Jack
Beat Crusaders: Debaser
Thundercrack: Shake Your Hips
Gyogen Rends: 猿の軍団
Tom Waits: Hang on St Christopher
Pet Shop Boys: Always on My Mind
The Beastie Boys: Ch-Check it Out
Iggy Pop: Little Electric Chair
Queens of the Stone Age: Auto Pilot
Antonin Dvorak: Fly Sweet Songster
Pet Shop Boys: Go West
Honeyriders: Turn Me On
Girls Against Boys: Megattraction
Bad Livers: Lust for Life
Mad3: Ace of Spades
Guinny Vamps: He's Waitin'
Placebo: Special K
Zubonzu: Highway a Go Go
The Beasts of Bourbon: Ramblin' Man
Pixies: Distance Equals Rate Times Time
Iggy Pop: Whatever
Chokebore: Narrow
Frank Zappa and the MOI: Wowie Zowie
The Stooges: Loose
Iggy Pop: Lust for Life
Iggy and the Stooges: Raw Power
The Beastie Boys: Something's got to Give
Cake: Comfort Eagle
Rammstein: Du Hast
Dimitri From Paris: Dirty Larry
MC5: Kick Out the Jams
The Strokes: Someday
Cake: I Will Survive
The Sonics: Strychnine
Puffy: Always Dreamin' About You
The Beastie Boys: Namaste
AC/DC: It's a Long Way to the Top
The Mad Capsule Markets: Pulse
Dead Kennedys: California Über Alles
Soldad Brothers: Break 'em on Down
Iggy and the Stooges: Search and Destroy
Pixies: Head on
Buttohole Surfers: Human Cannonball
Iggy Pop: 'Til Wrong Feels Right
The Scientists: Blood Red River
Johnny Cash: You'll Never Walk Alone
The Velvet Underground: All Tomorrow's Parties
Groove Amarda: Fogma
Guitar Wolf: カミナリワン
Mule: Charger
The La's: There She Goes
The Cramps: The Most Exulted Potentate
The Who: Won't Get Fooled Again
Black Sabbath; War Pigs
Seagull Screaming: Come on in My Kitchen
Johnny Cash: Down the Line
Sonic Youth: 100%
Joy Division: Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Cramps: Can your Pussy do the Dog
Sonic Youth: Kool Thing
Neil Young: Only Love Can Break Your Heart
The Cramps: Psychotic Reaction
Cake: The Distance
Royal Trux: Rayovac
Pixies: Levitate Me
Petty Booka: Seven Lonely Days
Velvet Underground: I'm Waiting for the Man + White Light/White Heat
Johnny Cash: When the Role is Called up Yonder
Sex Pistols: Pretty Vacant
Radio Birdman: Aloha Steve and Danno

Sunday, October 10, 2004

10th October Race Day

Time: 4hr 47min
Distance: 42.195km
av. HR: 159
kcal: 5006

Where: Frankston-Melbourne
Did a man of action crumble
Did he break down and cry
Oh no not I
A man of action survives.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

9th September T-1day

Where: Melbourne
Insights: A man of action has but one more sleep. He is ready.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

6th October -4 days

Insights: A man of action must not theorise, he must accessorise. He flies out tonight, he suspects his arms may be tired.

Monday, October 04, 2004

4th October - 6 days

Time: 30 min
Distance: 5km
av. HR: 155
kcal: 502

Where: home -skirted Bold Park - home
Insights: A man of action takes a run in his race garments. He is happy. A comfortable pace puts him 3km an hour faster than the guillotine will drop for the race. This is good.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

3rd October-7 days

Time: 2hrs
av. HR:*

Where: From House to House
Insights: When a man of action should be resting, he is in the sun walking from house to house. Why does he do this? Because it is right and a man of action must act.

A man of action has no time for a man who walks and thinks himself an athlete, who stands on dead heroes and thinks himself one, who villifies the weak and thinks himself strong, who speaks of security and provokes fear, who says he controls things he does not, who gives money to those that don't need it, and who claims credit for the work of all.

Most of all a man of action will not be lied to like some girlfriend of low esteem - bought back with a Bacardi Breezer and a tale of how lucky she is. A man of action does not fear change when it is needed.

A man of action votes Labor.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

2nd October - 8 days

Time: 1 hr 3mins
Distance: Lake Monger x 3
av. HR: 161
kcal: 1140

Where: Lake Monger
Insights: A man of action grows restless when he should be restful. The mountain gets closer but becomes no larger.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

30th September - 10days

Time: 26 min
Distance: 5km
av. HR: 164
kcal: 469

Where: home -skirted Bold Park - home
Insights: A man of action admires his new shoes but longs for new socks. He sees a man with no feet. A man of action is alone in his pain and takes comfort in shorts.

There is much talk now of tapering. A man of action does not taper. Tapering is for the legs of tables. A man of action stores his runs away like acorns for the coming winter.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

28th September - 12days

Time: 26min
Distance: 5km
av. HR: 167
kcal: 480

Where: home -skirted Bold Park - home
Insights:Reckless and wild, he pours through the turns, a man of action's prowess is secretly stern

Sunday, September 26, 2004

26th September - 14days

Time: 1hr 52min
Distance: 20.4 km
av. HR: 148
kcal: 1727

Where: Home-Fremantle
Insights: A man of action must suck the weakness from his body like it is the venom of a snake.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

25th September

Time: 30min
Distance: 1km
av. HR: 130
kcal: 351

Where: Bold Park Pool
Insights: A man of action knows that at half way, he is finished.

Friday, September 24, 2004

24th September - trying one's shoes

Time: 47min
Distance: 7.5km
av. HR: 154
kcal: 823

Where: Up Reabold Hill back around Bold Park
Insights: For friendly and attentive service at a reasonable price, a man of action recommends Running Style, Forrest Walk, Subiaco. There is much hilarity when a man of action observes that the shoes are comfortable when sitting down.
The shoes are the wings of a heron, white and sleek and shine like the eyes of a cat in the dark.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

23rd September

Distance: 6.2km
av. HR:*

Where: Northbridge - Home
Insights: A man of action wonders who puts lights where there is already light.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

21st September

Time: 50min
Distance: *
av. HR: 147
kcal: 765

Where: City Beach to a line in the sand
Insights: A man of action sees nature and sits to write haiku

Sand is soft but makes
hard as are bosoms oh wait
that's not what I meant

Monday, September 20, 2004

20th September

Time: 39min
Distance: 6.5km
av. HR: 150
kcal: 622

Where: Home - Bold Park - Home
Insights: A man of action ponders whether to buy marathon shorts or wear other shorts and confound expectations. But what if he is expected not to wear the marathon shorts, what then?

Sunday, September 19, 2004

19th September

Time: 1hr 52min
Distance: 20.1km
av. HR: 152
kcal: 1824

Where: Home-Coast-Hillary's
Insights: A man of action hears the cries of his legs as an avalanche hears villagers.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

18th September

Time: 30 min
Distance: 1km
av. HR: 129
kcal: 361

Where: Bold Park Pool
Insights: A man of action swims the public pool, wonders is it not better for all to have tiny pools?

Friday, September 17, 2004

17th September

Time: 1hr 5min
Distance: *
av. HR: 159
kcal: 1139

Where: Up Reabold and up and down Bold Park.
Insights: A man of action climbs mountains and sees much. A man that does not, sees molehills.

A messenger comes...

It is not a dream, it is real. 995 is an auspicious number. 9 9 is No No, 5 is Go. The road is long.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

16th September

Time: 38min
Distance: 7km
av. HR: 152
kcal: 615

Where: On a running machine
Insights: A man of action is never bored when he sees himself in the distance, but why pay for these things when there are hills and parks

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

14th September

Time: 51min
Distance: 7.5km
av. HR: 154
kcal: 845

Where: Up Reabold Hill back around Bold Park
Insights: Upon finding himself where he started from, a man of action considers he has gone nowhere. Had he gone nowhere, he would find himself there. He does not.

Monday, September 13, 2004

13th September

Time: 25 min
Distance: 5km
av. HR:162
kcal: 457

Where: home -skirted Bold Park - home
Insights: A man of action is asked if he runs for gold. Gold? A man of action always believes in his soul, he has the power to know, he is indestructible.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

12th September

Time: 1hr 35min
Distance: 15km
av. HR: 155
kcal: 1594

Where: Home-Oceanic-West Coast-Hale Road-Home
Insights: A man of action does not visualise his goal. That is for poets and dreamers. A man of action looks at what is ahead.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

11th September

Time: 33min
Distance: *
av. HR: 166
kcal: 625

Where: City Beach-Swanbourne Beach-City Beach
Insights: A man of action knows that even though the sea may wave, it is not friendly. A man of action knows to take up arms against a sea of troubles.

Friday, September 10, 2004

10th September

Time:1hr 10min
Distance: *
av. HR: *
kcal: *

Where: Balcatta-Perth-Home
Insights: A man of action is asked how he can be going forward when his feet are travelling in circles. He stops to think and his bicycle falls. A man of action knows to act is wise, to think foolish.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

9th September

Time: 49min
av. HR: 158
kcal: 845

Where: Up Reabold Hill back around Bold Park
Insights: A man of action is your dog, you need not bark. People respect zealotry. You may now tell them of running, chastise them for not exercising, or for swimming or walking. They may ask why you don't exercise yourself, tell them they must love heart disease. Learn to look away from oneself, it is this hardiness that is needed by every mountain-climber.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

7th of September

Time: 25 min
Distance: 5km
av. HR: 167
kcal: 481

Where: home -skirted Bold Park - home
Insights: A man of action does not stop to see what is on the television when he comes home, he puts his running shoes on his feet and he runs.

Monday, September 06, 2004

6th September

Time: 47min
Distance: 8km
av. HR: 154
kcal: 819

Where: Home Subiaco Home
Insights: Society is really a balance beween personal and impersonal stand...ooh what a nice exterior colour. I give up on the journey within, it's impossible to keep a decent train of thought while running

Sunday, September 05, 2004

5th September

Exercise Time: 1hr 28min
Distance: 14km
Av. HR: 160
kcal: 1557

Where: Home to Nth Fremantle
Insights: None