2014 was a good year.
Lee Murray is one of our Saturday morning kettlebell crew.
I know he wont mind me talking about him.
He’s always good for a laugh and has smashed his training this year and been an inspiration for others.
Lee started as a beginner just like everyone else.
But earlier this year Lee did something none of us have forgiven him for yet.
I don’t think we’ll ever get over it.
The whole of the Essex Kettlebells Team where traumatised.
We’d done a great job in the English Kettlebell Championships in Manchester.
Medals all round.
We’d trained for months.
Blood sweat and tears.
Healthy eating, making weight.
Breaking personal bests.
We were all looking forward to great night out.
Some celebratory beers.
Lee booked a great looking restaurant.
“Can we order some drinks please?”
“Beers all round” I said.
Waiter – “I’m sorry sir, we are non-alcoholic restaurant, for religious reasons”
The table went silent.
Everyone looked in Lee’s direction.
If there were bread rolls to hand they would have been hurled in Lee’s direction.
Lee had booked our celebratory meal in a non-alcoholic, religious restaurant!
We went straight for the main course.
There we were, a team of burley kettlebell lifters drinking ‘dandylion fizz’ and ‘tutti fruiti’ cocktails.
That said, the food was amazing.
The moral of the story is simple.
Don’t let Lee book the restaurant!