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.