Thursday, March 23, 2006

PD took me through a workout today that was notable for the level of
I experience during the 90lb calf raises.

Screaming, searing, apocalyptic pain.
Pain that flowed like lava up from my ankles
shot along my shins
and gathered, spinning
like hot gas at the beginning of the universe
right there in my gastrocnemius.
And that was during the rest phase of the superset.
PD saw that I was letting the weight touch the floor,
taking off some tension.
"Oh, no," he said. "Don't let it rest!
Guess I gotta watch you like a hawk!"
So he started counting down from 30, again,
and the big bang started, again,
and whole galaxies must have been forming in my lower legs,
that's how much pain I felt.

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