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    Thursday, October 9, 2008


    En route to my 8 to 5 gig, I caught myself staring off into the distance at a red light… and I noticed something – the morning sky.  No, no I know – here come the jokes: “Saskatchewan is so flat you can watch your dog run away for a week” – but I mean I realized in that moment that the sky was a rare sighting while I was in downtown New York. With hundreds of buildings scraping  up the sky it was no wonder some days I wasn’t even sure if it was cloudy or if I was standing in the shadow of a business epicenter. 

    It really is nice to be home.

    Wide open spaces allow for room to breathe and for this, I am thankful – seeing as today’s workout required a few more litres of oxygen than my typical Thursday.

    The quick warm-up on the turf didn’t exactly prepare my quads for what was about to happen

    Stair workouts – a different breed of pain.

    We all split up into 3 groups of 4 and chose a set of stairs on the sunny side of Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t so much sunny as it was cloudy and dreary.  Both toques and mitts were in attendance.
    Ten sets of sixty stairs …. Our break was a mere walk back down.
    That’s right!  A bit of quick math tells you that we did a grand total of 600 stairs!
    Followed by some double leg hops up 10 stairs 5 times and a set of ankle rudiments on the turf, and the day was complete …. Well, almost – I also still had to  hit the gym and lift weights.
    Mr. Pain – it’s always a pleasure ….