The Germans say that the sum of all the vices that any person has is a constant. Since I drink far more red wine than the doctor allows I need to cancel this enjoyable vice out with a few virtues.
Marathon - click here for more, e.g. photo album
For the last few years I’ve been running at least one marathon a year, usually in the autumn. Most years I aim to run an additional marathon or half-marathon in spring. I find, however, that the spring training schedule is constantly in danger of interruption, mainly due to flu preventing proper distance runs but also muscle/tendon problems (s. squash below).
I’ve been playing squash now since secondary school. I’ve given up hope of ever getting good at it. Even if the risk of injury is always present I feel that the stop-start nature of the game keeps you supple and “reaches parts of your body that other sports don’t reach”. Your bum, for example.