Or as we now say, “a sound mind in a sound body”. I was always much better at the sound mind part, but since my return from the monastery I’ve been engaging in some serious German cross-training. My training partner is nine years younger than me, recently left the navy and has an abundance of natural athletic talent, which essentially means he kicks my ass all over the place. Here’s a little highlight from yesterday’s mountain biking:
Today we went for a short 8k trail run through the hills. If the humiliation was good for anything, it’s reminding me how much work I have to do before I’m ready for my Ironman. The bike ride to Spain should be a good appetizer.
Ok, I’m too tired to be witty. I need to get my rest. I’m pretty sure tomorrow won’t be a day off.