Have I mentioned it before ? I should keep better notes.
The Grand Bargain is a deal I have with my body. The deal is, it lets me thrash it 1-3 times per week on a run. I ask for a hill climb, it obliges. I ask for a burst of speed or a sprint at the end of a session, it accedes. I push through a twinge or a strain or an obvious injury, it looks the other way for a half-hour.
In exchange, when the run session is done, the body gets to ruin me for the next day or several days. Soreness, stiffness, limping, muscles and joints turning to concrete when I sit immobile too long, stairs a near-impossibility, the couch or bed a siren-song too powerful to deny.
We seem to understand where each other is coming from.