From time to time I do leave the computer for a bit of a change but it has to be said that I am always keen to get back to work after a day or so. If I really have to do something holiday-like, I will generally turn it in to a project one way or another. The Watch collection started in this way after a trip to Hong Kong, famous for its Rolex fakes. Skydiving, on the other hand is something I really love although I am probably one of the most infrequent jumpers around. It is an important part of my life even if I do only turn up every few months. Nothing tops the feeling of leaving the reality of the plane and diving out into the fantasy of freefall.



In Feb 2001, we moved from London, UK to San Rafael, California to start an exciting new life - here are some pics and movies from the first few months. Also see how our sunflowers are coming on.


first 3 months in America
building a home
planting
planting movie
timelapse
may madness movie


September 2002 - Las Vegas - Too hot to stay outside, too awful to stay inside but they do have Indoor Skydiving at Flyaway...


fly
fly


June 17 2003 - New deadlifting PR - Bodyweight 187lb - deadlift 425lb. I tried 445lb but it didn't get off the ground.




June 22 2003 - New squat PR - Bodyweight 188lb - squat 405lb.




May 2004 - Mobile Home




December 11 2004 - Master of the Hammer




May 2005 - India visit




July 6 2005 - New Squat PR - Bodyweight 193lb - Squat 440lb.




July 9 2005 - New Deadlift PR - Bodyweight 194lb - Deadlift 440lb.




April 2006 - Life in LA




April 18 2008 - New Deadlift PR - Bodyweight 193lb - Deadlift 470lb - Phil




April 18 2008 - New Deadlift PR - Bodyweight 114lb - Deadlift 205lb - Deepa




August 3 2008 - San Francisco Marathon - Bodyweight 163lb - 3 hrs 52 mins - Phil




August 3 2008 - San Francisco Marathon - Bodyweight 112lb - 4 hrs 47 mins - Deepa




September 2008 - Went for a go on the Trapeze




April 7 2009 - Deepa Squat PR - Bodyweight 118lb - Squat 160lb x 2




April 9 2009 - Phil PR - Bodyweight 180lb - Deadlift 450lb




April 14 2009 - Deepa PR - Bodyweight 120lb - Squat 170lb




April 14 2009 - Phil PR - Bodyweight 180lb - Squat 440lb




July 26 2009 - San Francisco Marathon - 3 hrs 37 mins - Phil




July 26 2009 - San Francisco Marathon - 4hrs 22 mins - Deepa




Dec 15 2009 - Phil PR - Bodyweight 179lb - Deadlift 315lb x 20 reps




Dec 15 2009 - Deepa - Bodyweight 112lb - Deadlift 120lb x 20 reps




Dec 29 2009 - Phil PR - Bodyweight 184lb - Squat 266lb x 20 reps




Dec 29 2009 - Deepa - Bodyweight 113lb - Squat 106lb x 20 reps




Feb 6 2010 - Phil PR - Bodyweight 183lb - Squat 326lb x 10 reps




Feb 6 2010 - Deepa - Bodyweight 115lb - Squat 125lb x12 reps




Feb 12 2010 - Phil PR - Bodyweight 183lb - Deadlift 376lb x 10 reps




Feb 12 2010 - Deepa - Bodyweight 115lb - Deadlift 152.5lb x11 reps




Mar 20 2010 - Phil - Bodyweight 179lb - Deadlift 495 x 1 reps




USPF California State Championships - March 27 2010


 

US Citizenship - May 18th 2010





July 25 2010 - San Francisco Marathon - 3 hrs 37 mins - Phil




July 25 2010 - San Francisco Marathon - 4hrs 27 mins - Deepa





Nov 14 2010 - iFly Hollywood


 

USPF California State Championships - March 27 2011



July 31 2011 - San Francisco Marathon - 3 hrs 18 mins - Phil




July 31 2011 - San Francisco Marathon - 3hrs 44 mins - Deepa


Quad Diary

March 9 2014 - Los Angeles Marathon - 2 hrs 58 mins - Phil