I ran a mile in 8:10 today. The fastest I've run in a while. That's a whole minute slower than I was able to run it in high school . . .
when I was playing soccer . . .
when I was 20-30 pounds lighter . . .
when I had the structure of daily soccer practice . . .
and could go night after night on 5 hours of sleep . . .
and I could read and write into the later hours of the night without getting drowsy . . .