In morning, energy flows, ideas run in every direction.
Corralled by afternoon.
Or sent to barns to eat, rest, run another day.
Are your horses harnessed, hitched up, ready to go?
In morning everything is possible. By night. everything we imagined has passed. It’s best-before date is over. We try again the next day and hope our milk doesn’t sour before we use it …
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 16C/60F in 5AM twilight, spotty clouds (a cool rainy week forecast), left side limping and ankle taped – otherwise walking normally though my thighs are rubbery like never before. Gusta, happy to be back to normal pace, trotted along dutifully spotting rabbits too far away for chasing …
Wow. That was some experience. Good going Mark. I can't say that what you did appeals to me but I have friends who do it all the time. I enjoy physical challenge like the Grouse Grind - short and intense, timed. Heart thumping and exhausting, and local. Not too far to travel. My congratulations to you - you are always seeking out new borders to cross over. Second or third day always seem to hurt the most. You have to get your body flowing, move - flex - stretch. Going down hill is harder on your legs. It is surprising when you think of going up and coming down and which you would presume is harder but the downhill run kills the legs. It is a good hurt though. I like it (I take comfort that the muscles have been worked and work - they will recover and be stronger for it). You had the benefit of a of fresh air taken deeply into the lungs - likely more rapidly than you are used to. You are healthier in body, mind and soul for the experience. Well done. RT, Surrey, BC
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