Sunday, October 02, 2011

The Distance

Started off sideways today. Did not get the yard mowed. Did not work on the gutters. Or the kitchen walls. Usual conflict on the long term endeavors: lack of vision, lack of commitment, lack of resources. Soured my mood rapidly. So I threw in the towel on being productive.

Somehow, a nap flipped all my bits. Resynched everything under my hood. And I found myself going the distance at the gym. Three sets of 900 meters in the pool. A strength and drive that I hadn't felt in a long while. 54 laps. 2700 meters in total. Almost 1.7 miles. A new record, for me. Better part of an hour. But I did it. And felt incredible afterwards. The sense of accomplishment sweeter than anything I might shoot into my veins or drink from a glass. Leaving me, of course, wanting more.

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