I would say that I and my body get along most of the time. Yes, I scream at it when it screams at me as we struggle up those mountains, and yes I wish it was a bit less inclined to hang out in the backseat, but most of the time I’m actually quite happy with it and I do my best to train it by using a healthy mix of carrots and sticks.
After I failed to listen to it a couple of years ago (when I first skied 45 km in -17 C on skis with no glide what so ever and way too little clothes, and then went on to go touring in the Alps in spite of being ill, and consequently got sinusitis for a month + a cold that didn’t give in for a couple of more months), I’ve become pretty good at hearing what my body has to say: To rest when rest is needed and push on when my body is just being silly. However, I must have gotten a bit deaf (hrm more deaf than before) over the years. Note to self: 1)Working 10 hours per day + weekend is not, I repeat, NOT a good idea when you are having the flu. 2) Finishing off those two hell weeks by going alpine touring may be fun at the moment (just as peeing in your pants will feel warm at first), but it will not improve your general health if you are not healthy to start with. This time, doing what I shouldn’t have done gave me the shingles. I didn’t even think young (hrm, semi-young at least) people could get that! Actually, I kind of regarded it as some medieval plague thing no one got any more. Well, apparently they do, and I got it. More specifically, I got it all over my right thigh, my crouch and my ass, sassy as hell. In Swedish, shingles is called belt roses, a very suiting name if you ask me. It looks exactly as roses blossoming all over the right side of my body, butt ugly roses, itching as hell roses, with thorns.
Gah, it’s sooo annoying! I can’t do anything. Apparently not work. Tried that yesterday and that gave me a fever and a hell of a headache. And more importantly, I can’t exercise. And I was just learning how to skate ski! Of course, I’m going a bit mental. On the good side, I’ve managed to get completely sucked into Game of Thrones (I’ve never managed to watch series that have more than 10 episodes), and I’ve taken up knitting again. LOVAK is alive! I’ve finished one hat so far, and have another one coming. Quite happy with the result if I may brag a bit.