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Friday, December 7th, 2007 at 9:20 am

“Run Forrest Run……..”

Ok, I agree, that was a bit of a holiday from the blog.  So, thank you to all the people who said they were looking forward to the blog starting up again.
I think I mentioned in the last blog (let’s face it, you have had plenty of time to read that one) that men were very bad at multi-tasking;. Well, since that last blog, I have added the extra task of attempting to get fit, to my list.  Run, cycle, swim, you name it, I fought against nature and did them all.  Of course something had to give, and it was, unfortunately, my well intentioned daily blog writing.  So for the last two months I have eaten sensibly and exercised everyday, instead of writing the blog.  

Anyway, the blog is back, spurred on by your requests to start it up again, but mainly due to the fact that filming is over. So, my healthy lifestyle has ground to a halt, thus freeing up some spare time.  It is a shame I can’t keep fit and write a blog, and that is why I have thought up a plan to achieve both.

My plan is simple- I will get as much exercise naturally, by making the exercise part of my day to day life, so that I will still have time to write a blog.  For example, if I am going into town for a meeting or gig I will get off the underground three stops before, and walk.  What could possibly go wrong with that plan?  Bad weather – no problem, no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.  Running late – no problem – gig time 9pm, pretend it is 7pm.  Too much to carry – hire a donkey.

I was in New York in November and really got into the walking. Staying in Midtown Manhattan meant I was perfectly positioned  for walking everywhere.  One day I walked almost the length of Manhattan – I was up by Central Park and I went to see my good friend Bruce Nichol who works in the Tribeca area of lower Manhattan .  New York must be the best city in the world for walking; so much to see, and not just the models coming out of the agencies on Madison Avenue.

I felt like Forrest Gump when he just kept on running for no reason.  The very next day I was walking everywhere, choosing routes to challenge myself, taking the long way round to get to that evening’s comedy club.  I obviously got taxis back from the comedy clubs, as I am not an idiot (and I have seen the film “Ghost”- although to be fair, you will recall the “Swayze killing” wasn’t the random killing it appeared to be).

Walking everywhere is great – I don’t know why I haven’t thought of it before.  Anyway, I will let you know how I get on.  However, if the blogs tend to be very long and/or very good you will know it is probably not working and my podgy fingers are bashing away on the keyboard.

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Don performs as a wedding magician, corporate entertainer, and after dinner speaker at events throughout the country. London Magician, Manchester Magician, Liverpool Magician, Birmingham Magician, Newcastle Upon Tyne Magician, Magician Surrey, Edinburgh Magician, Oxford Magician, Bristol Magician, Magician Milton Keynes, Leicester Magician, Leeds Magician, Magician Kent.