Just to give you a taste of the good life in Northern Virginia when it snows, I posted a picture of me post-run on Monday afternoon. All smiles of course.
Hope you had an enjoyable week so far. My training week begins tomorrow (Thurs-Tues) and just 9 more weeks until I get to rest. I have a ton of ideas to post in the meantime. Here are a few just to whet your appetite:
- Finding comfort in discomfort. Have you ever found that a little bit of discomfort leads to a greater sensitivity and appreciation of comfort? My colleagues and I are interested in discomfort tolerance but I see it as a necessity; others of you may find it something to simply endure.
- Routines help us get things done but sometimes routines can be destructive. I have several examples where a training routine can be useful to get going but can also lead to overtraining if I become a slave to that routine. The post on routines shows several personal projects I had over the years that ended with both good and bad outcomes.
- Slimming down, shaping up, and readying yourself for failure in the mountains. Fitness can be a key ingredient but it can also lead to serious problems at altitude. I recount several instances where the fittest people work too hard, too early and fail to acclimatize. Thus, I intend to go fat, fit, and acclimatized - a sharp contrast from the greyhounds that run up hills.
Thanks for following. See you in a few days.