Category Archives: Adventure

Throwing the Weights Around

Mike Haydon:

Just worked out with my brother Dave Haydon at the gym in my spare room. Wow, that was intense. We went for the overall body workout:

Exercise Reps Sets
Squats x15 x3
Bench x15 x3
Deadlift x15 x3
Upright Row x15 x3
Military Press x15 x3

Doesn’t look much when you put it to paper, but sure felt it afterward! The final set of each exercise was done to failure, so it was a bit over 15 for the final. The rest between each set was the time it took the other to do their set. I lost count on the second set of squats while Dave talked about the stock market and ended up doing probably around 30 squats that set.

IMO, it’s a great idea to train with a partner. You give each other the motivation to train. Dave & I have been training together twice per week for a couple of months now. He injured his knee not too long ago, so he wasn’t able to do legwork, but that’s all fine now.

Ghost Town Siege

In sleepy old Perth, where the shops close at 6:00 pm every day, it seems someone has decided to liven things up for us a bit. has said that the Perth Stock Exchange Building is under siege by a guy with a gun. For the benefit of the US audience – guns in Perth are pretty much only seen IN gun clubs and on rifle ranges. It would be like a tank rolling through the streets of New York – it just doesn’t happen.

Unfortunately, my window doesn’t face the building, but there are a couple of helicopters hovering just outside my window (my phone camera doesn’t take good closeups, but if they turn out ok, I’ll post them here) and the police have blocked off part of one of our main streets.

And So It Begins…

Welcome to the inaugural posting on Mike, Russ and Monty’s site. This site has been running for some time, but we have just brought it to the form of a blog.

As you will see, we have many adventures, which we wish to share with you. We are the world cheese toast champions, we make strange bets (like that Russ will be 5% body fat by the end of the year or he pays Mike & Monty $1,000 each, but if he does make it they don’t pay him), we go to gold class movies and eat out at Sizzlers. We play Dance Revolution (well Mike and Russ do… Monty sucks at it – Mike even managed to beat him when Mike had a dislocated knee!).

We are all active: Mike plays soccer, Russ dances and Monty plays hockey.

Welcome to our lives, we hope you find it as interesting as we do 🙂

World Cheese Toast Champions

The latest adventure in the lives of the “Three ordinary blokes” is the successful completion of the Cheese Toast eating competition for Sizzler’s Restaurants. The three ordinary blokes have invented the cheese toast championship by themselves and for themselves. They claim this entitles them to be called the “World Cheese Toast Champions“.

I honestly don’t see what all the fuss is about. How many people have gone to a buffet and eaten 30 pieces of cheese toast? How does that entitle them to be called champions? Well, you will just have to go to Mike, Russ and Monty and see for yourself. It is really quite ingenious!