Training Session #2- June 3


7:15 am  to 7:45 am


61°, windy, light rain

Outside, blacktop/roads

Training Maxim:

No hurry. No pause.

Training Performed:

30 minutes of constant movement.

  • 10 minute walk.
  • 10 minutes of intervals of walking for 1 minute and jogging for 30 seconds.
  • 10 minute walk.

Times I fell:



Completing 10 minutes of interval training. The last two jogs were particularly hard. My left leg buckled a few times, having difficulty keeping up with my right leg.

Songs Played During Training:

I tempted the Spotify gods and set my music to shuffle. These are the songs that played during training.

Timber- Pitbull

Shape of You- Ed Sheeran

Shake it Off-Taylor Swift

Everybody- Backstreet Boys

Free Fallin- Tom Petty

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg- The Temptations

Happy- Pharrell Williams

Could Have Been Me- The Struts

Despacito- Luis Fonsi

You Can’t Hurry Love- The Supremes

Roar- Katy Perry

Thunder- Imagine Dragons

Build Me Up Buttercup- The Foundations

Don’t Stop the Music- Rihanna

American Girl- Tom Petty

Summertime- DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince


I can train without coffee. I usually have the “not-until-I-have-my -coffee” attitude. However, this attitude, especially when training, is dangerous. Because you’re allowing coffee to establish precedence over training. I like to sit down and take my time with coffee, especially on a cold, wet Sunday morning. By having coffee first I would be delaying training, which would give me time to talk myself out of training.

My left leg wanted coffee a lot earlier than my right. It’s amazing how my legs are so different yet both endured comparable injuries.

  • Right- ACL, MCL reconstruction 1999, Ankle reconstruction 2013
  • Left – ACL reconstruction 2001, broken foot bone 2017

Since the hole in my brain developed, the left side of my body (including my upper body) has been less reactive and is overall weaker than my right.

Quote I’m Thinking About:

“Sparta, Rome, the knights of Europe, the samurai worshiped strength. Because it is strength that makes all other values possible.”- Enter the Dragon 

Checkout Chapter 1 of my serial story “The Man with the Hole in His Brain”

“The man turns back to the mirror. His eyes are deep blue like the child’s.  Below his soft chest,  beats the heart of a child–boundless and wild. A heart that yearns to play outside again. To run, jump, tackle, and swing. To sweat, to bleed, to get dirty again. A heart that is much younger then the body that holds it.”