Hey, this is a new invention. It must be new because I just invented it. Don’t count the millions of out-of-breath grandpas fleeing from bears and angry ladies over the last two million years. Here’s how it works: jog 50 metres, then walk 50 metres, then jog 50 metres, then walk 50 metres … for an hour and a half. If you think that sounds stupid, try it. Or maybe it is stupid, but it is amazing how fast you can stir up a sweat. Maybe the biological machinery gets confused and keeps pounding away at a higher level all the time. Anyway, it works, and anybody should be able to do it. This invention happened because sometimes I walk, but walking never feels like exercise. Most days I run. I’ve been running for 50 years and love it. But every few days should be a “rest day”. That’s when the walking happens. Now I can cheat and do “real” exercise while I’m walking. Well, guys, I’m going out to have a bit of spotted dog.
[Secret dictionary message for non-Anglos: In Australian traditional culture we never ate rice in a main meal. It was (is?) often served as a desert after the main meal, sweetened in a bowl with milk. Spotted dog is this sweet rice desert with raisins mixed into it – a children’s favourite].