Training Session #8- June 9


6:00 am to 6:35 am


Outdoor-67 degrees

Training Maxim:

No hurry. No pause.

Training Performed

25 minutes of intervals (walking, jogging, squats, leg raises, calf raises and sit -ups)


Extending my training by 10 minutes.

My View Doing Sit-ups:

Spotify Shuffle Surprise:

“Gimme Some Lovin”- The Spencer Davis Group



My right ankle and left knee were not happy with me this morning. It took a good 12 minutes of walking to convince them that we were training today and there was nothing they could do about it.

“Gloria Gaynor, bitch” is what my colleague and I say to each other when work becomes cumbersome or we’re charged with a tedious directive to remind ourselves that we will survive. (An allusion to disco icon Gloria Gaynor and her seminal song “I Will Survive”). When doing sit-ups, when my abs were screaming, I started laughing. I imagined my colleague standing over me, smiling and saying, “Gloria Gaynor, bitch.”

Resisting change inspires resentment.

Quote I’m Thinking about Today:

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”~ Paulo Coelho 

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.”

“The Man with the Hole in His Brain” is work of creative nonfiction. It’s an ambitious literary attempt to tell my story and further explain why I’m training to run again.