Monday, 23 February 2009

Week 16/24: Keep Smiling :)

On Saturday I had a headache, backache, in fact everything-ache and that was BEFORE our 14-mile run, haha!

Well, you'd have smiled if you'd seen us before we set off, with back-packs full of Lucozade and jelly babies. Freezing weather gone and with more pleasant temperatures, around 12-14 degrees C, Trevor decided to wear his shorts and even I exposed a bit of leg in three-quarter length joggers. We managed to complete 2 x 7-mile circuits round our village. The first 13 miles were surprisingly OK and we were very pleased with our stamina (for a couple of oldies!) My aches and pains disappeared and we rather enjoyed ourselves, frequently dipping into the jelly babies. I'm not sure whether or not they helped top up the energy levels but we enjoyed eating them anyway. The Last Mile? Urggghhhh, the headache returned with a vengeance and we both hurt everywhere! Oh well, 'no pain, no gain' as some people say. We've cracked the half-marathon though - wahay!

It's hard to believe this but we do have lives outside of our running. I thought I'd show you our more theatrical side. If you ever thought we might be a little eccentric, these pictures will confirm your suspicions ....


This photo was taken on the landing of our old house in December 2006. Please don't think this is Trevor's usual bedroom attire! He was getting ready to play the Angel Gabrielle in a nativity play (honest guv).

Here we are are as Aggie & Lil, a couple of 1950s characters I have created for other church sketches. Strictly between me and you I think Trevor likes wearing a dress....

Us dressed as caterpillars - you can't tell that we're wearing sleeping bags can you?

We played Sybil and Basil from Fawlty Towers in this sketch, but I can't help thinking that with that moustache, Trevor looks more like a certain German leader .....

6 comments:

Trevor Gay said...

“I DENY ZAT I ENJOY VEARING ZE FEMALE DRESSES AND ZIS IS AN INSULT AND VE HAFF VAYS OF MAKING YOU REGRET ZEES VORDS” - Adolph

Steve said...

Aggie and Lil look strangely attractive. I think I may have to go for a lie down. And take some tablets.

Annie said...

That IS worrying Steve. Make sure you take some strong ones .... or perhaps you should have gone to Specsavers?

dave wheeler said...

Annie,

I do recall being on a call with Trevor one time where he did express his opinion that Abba's "Dancing Queen" held a "special" significance to him...don't recall the context. I grew up in and around the San Francisco/Oakland area in California. A man and his dress is his business for sure.

spinhead said...

I eagerly anticipate Trevor's 'Adolf in a Dress' routine when y'all tour the States.

There could be sequels, too: 'Adolf the Angry Caterpillar', 'Adolf isn't Really an Angel'; so much to work with here.

Trevor Gay said...

Hi Joel - Hope you are well. Hitler in a dress – now there’s a thought! According to most evidence I’ve read Mr Hitler it seems did not have much of a sense of humour. Maybe we could have “Adolph the cross dresser”