Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stopping the skid

He drives with confidence


upshifting and downshifting


like a professional driver in a closed course


leaving a cloud of dust and a sportscar logo


in his wake



until he is distracted


second-guesses himself


overcorrects


and hits an unseen gravel patch



the mountain road he so expertly manuevered


becomes a terrifying track


as he struggles to regain traction


overcorrects


second-guesses himself


and for a moment


he takes his hands off the wheel


in panic


in surrender



but the moment passes


he regains composure


decides he will not give up


and let the force of physics drag him


over the edge and down to the valley floor



so he grits his teeth


grips the wheel


prays with the strained whispers


and unvoiced screams of a dying man


and tries to stop the skid



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This is me, gripping the wheel and stopping the skid.



I don't have an official weight for you, but i think i gained back about half of what i lost.



I let a lingering foot injury and my own poor reactions to external stressors determine my actions, so I haven't been to the gym in weeks. I'll be there tomorrow morning at six.



Official weigh-in back on, on Monday.



Over Easter weekend, I'll be committing to a trainer/nutritionist. I need professional coaching if I'm going to succeed in these early stages of the journey back. I'm currently looking at my options. If you have suggestions, comment or email.



Day 1: Going back to basics. I need to win today.


2 comments:

Rachael said...

Glad to hear you're getting back on the horse. Just take it one day at a time. Good luck!

Sarah said...

great idea Dave. I know we're more like acquaintances, but I really admire what you are doing, and encourage you to keep walking it out.