Let's talk cardio. Wikipedia claims that I'm operating the elliptical in the red zone... maximum effort. Well, I think I'd agree. The problem is that this red zone used to be my off-white-maybe-a-hint-of-yellow zone called maintenance. I'm blown away at the lung burn I feel without having pressed the 'on' button. With that said, I'm so grateful for my familiarity with that pain. The machine says to discontinue use if experiencing shortness of breath. I know there are people out there that take that seriously. So... with all these new ways of experiencing discomfort, inspiration is much needed. Every couple weeks I watch Ligety rip it up on youtube or replay video of some on-hill training I'm proud of to get my thoughts rolling in that direction. It's far off but I like reaffirming that a new and improved me is the goal, not just full range of motion. Wanted to share a video that ties up 'a year in the life'.