Mind under matter – aka lessons learned from Gilga-mashing

Helping my daughter study today, I learn that The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia that is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature. The Epic of Gilgamesh is, perhaps, the oldest written story on Earth. I also learned that the comic I read as a teenager has its roots in a classic Neolithic tale.For my mind it's a revelation, for my body it’s been another week of slowly but surely gilga-mashing my depals, in a dyslexic effort to try and keep my

By | January 26th, 2017|Training|0 Comments

Slowly, Slowly; Catch the monkey

It’s been another week of training indoors – first at Toguri, then at the YMCA, then back to the YMCA, and repeat. This weekend should be the first weekend in three that it’s been reasonable to ride outdoors. The first winter I was here, I rode outdoors all the time, regarless of temperature. But it helped that I was commuting to work, it was an incentive. Now I’m home office based, it’s harder to find the motivation to get going.Lots of body pain. Abducter (minimus and magnus) both in intense

By | January 21st, 2017|Training|0 Comments

Inemuri Chats about indoor training, spinning

How do you balance a good book on the bars when you’re cranking out at a steady 130bpm for hours on end? How do you get your wine glass in the cup holder? Is there something wrong with me? No, it must be you, my odd looking gym bike – what are you doing! Why are you so uncomfortable? Why is your saddle so wide? Why doesn’t there seem to be any airflow in this place? I’m a force of nature on my bike outdoors, but indoors I’m stuck in a forest of sweat, equipment and nowhere blues.Bah, the list of

By | January 11th, 2017|Training|0 Comments