I get by with a little help from my friends!
As we all know having a good body & self-image is vital for any world class athlete such as myself.
But as you know, I place as great an importance on 'keeping it real!'
I mean, tell me who amongst us, if any, has not when joining an on-line dating agency found themselves a bit stuck when having to tick the box to describe one's body type.
Well I know for a fact that after having ticked 'athletic' or sometimes 'muscular', I have often rocked up at a blind date through Madame Violet's agency that have turned out to be quite delightful.
My dates and I have spent the romantic evenings without hardly saying a word, as my prospective new partners spend most of the meal unable to eat, as they giggle like school girls every time they look at me and shout, 'Athletic?'
And then slap the table, hold their stomachs as they ask the waiter to bring them their umpteenth glass of house dry white.
After some inexplicable complaints, Madame Violet suggested that I rather tick 'stocky' in the box.
I suggested 'full-bodied' or even 'cuddly' but those options are not available.
And so I now realize that perhaps one has to go with, or I should say rather 'roll' with one's God-given genetic make-up. A number of my friends have suggested that I move into the wrestling arena.
Its all quite exciting as they have also brought prospective sponsors to the table.
Mark Legward says that Stuttafords Removal Vans may like to sponsor me and sent a pic from his pitch to give sponsors an idea of the kinda of coverage I would need.
And Niki Daly has brought Michelin to the table. (see insert)
I now, with only 5 days left to bring home another Gold for SA, have decided that it really is time to go with my flow. I mean how difficult can it be - as my coach tells me I only have to do half a nelson! Whatever that is......
script © 2012 Lawrence Hilton
La pic in bubble wrap by Mark Legward
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