Thursday, 23 April 2009
Very excited chimp here
Say hello to my pal from the other day. I thought she deserved a second airing as she was such a good photographic model, so lively, happy, healthy and fun.
I went to the velodrome in Manchester this evening for the first session with Dr Steve Peters for the television programme I mentioned a few days ago. I met the other 3 women, very nice. We had an introduction from Steve about how the programme will work and then a very brief go on the stationary bike for filming rather than training purposes. And then the real work began!
It was incredibly intense, tiring because so much information was being thrown at us and slightly emotional (although that could hve been TOTM for me).
He has set us loads of homework to think about for next Wednesday but I'm not starting it tonight as very tired and my mind is buzzing. I want to do this in a calm frame of mind.
Suffice to say, it is very impressive. Maybe my head is aching because Steve was ringing so many bells?! A very simple concept but one based in hard psychiatry and one which spoke loud and clear to me. I will try and explain it all when I have a bit more time as it will take a while but it was good stuff.
For now, all I can say if that I have met my chimp and I think she is called Doris. I initially thought about naming her Martha in honour of a friend's dog but then thought that she and I might be falling out quite a lot in the future and that isn't fair on old Martha. I can get proper mad with a Doris...
I must sound mad. It does make sense and all will be revealed, honest.