long and strange trip. To date it has been long (in human years) and strange (by any measurement).
Yesterday in the attempt to describe the value of a workout log to Junior, I mentioned the fact that the data we record on a daily basis can be used to our benefit down the line.
Down the line?
More like next year.
We are going to be doing this next year?
The same thing - just more of it. And faster, and longer, and better.
Oh, OK, I'll write it down.
We have logged a week's worth so far. A timed mile (7:40) and yesterday's cyclecross (19:40). In between we have been doing strength and conditioning work. It has been fun.
What hasn't been fun is my post workout reaction to the week's double-sessions. Last night was the worst yet. Serious chest pain, dizziness. I felt so bad that I had no desire to watch the final two episodes of Season 7. I trust Tony will somehow redeem himself and Kim will donate DNA to save Jack - so I went to bed with an hour of summer daylight left to burn.
And laid there monitoring the cardio imbalance for several hours. A constant reminder of our fragile connection to the world and the rapidity with which we come and go.
This trip seems to be getting stranger.
Last night I wondered how much longer.