Despite the situation with the Irishman falling in a heap, all else seems to be going along fairly well. I’ll be getting up at 5.35am tomorrow for what will be my third consecutive gym day this week.

My training partner hurt his knee on his boy’s road trip on the way up to his wedding a month ago and has had to have surgery. He’s back this week and it’s great to have him there.I’ve been a lot better at motivating myself in the gym but he pushes me and motivates me that bit extra.