Tuesday, August 14, 2007

On the rocks

Circuit training stops in the summer so last year Husband and I joined the local gym and we've stayed as members but on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Last week we went and I decided I might as well pay for a month because it's cheaper that way - if you go at least twice a week. Husband said, 'Are you sure you'll go twice a week?' (It's okay for him; he'll be going daily to the hotel gym.)

'Yes,' said I, definitely and determinedly. And thinking about it, stupidly.

I'm going soon. I want to time my trip so I can watch Neighbours while I'm on the treadmill. Such things are important if I am to maintain my enthusiasm and sanity.

Today's Top Tip
Never have ice with your malt whisky: it kills the aroma, an important part of your enjoyment.


Graf von Straf Hindenburg said...

Never have ice with your malt whisky: it kills the aroma, an important part of your enjoyment.

Not many people know this. i prefer mine neat but sometimes a dash of water helps release the flavour.

As for training, if you're doing anaerobic, you need three times as a beginner. I had it down to two but one is just not enough - it's for the superfit.

Liz said...

Indeed, James, just a drop of water can release the flavour.

As for three times ...

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

You have your priorities right, Liz! Like the tip!

mdmhvonpa said...

Hmmm, if you bring your malt whiskey to the gym ... will they think you are 'tipsy' or that you have MS?

Stu Savory said...

If God had wanted there to be water in Uisghe , he would have put it there!


Liz said...

Oh, yes, welshcakes, I need some distraction! You shouldn't use a traditional whisky glass either as teh aroma escapes too easily. A tulip-shaped glas is best. Anything else you need to know about whisky, just ask!

mdm, I think it would have to be gin or vodka so that it wouldn't look out of place in my clear water-bottle.

Indeed, stu, the water of life.

Puss-in-Boots said...

I like Irish whiskey... very smooth and yes, I used to drink it with no ice and sometimes, just a drop of aqua pura.

Age is All in the Mind said...

The rule is never but never put any sort of additive in a single malt!!

Liz said...

Ah, ageis, according to the research I did, a tiny drop of water does free the fragrance. It surprised me too.