Surely you should call cadence. That on its own can cause some people to break into a sweat...
My Warrior Warming Up song is much better. It's perfect for areas like here, where the prairie meets the forest.
I think we need a demonstration.
These things are known to all sage runners.
But look, of all the zillions of places you and Jon could have chosen to move to, you chose from the zillions minus one pile, with the one representing UW/Laramie. If you had really wanted a demonstration, you should have done your research and chosen from a different pile! ; )
Well...you have heard about the first time we went to grad school? After struggling to find schools/locales that had both our desired specialties, I found exactly 5 options. I proudly presented them to my better half for his consideration.
Jon immediately rejected 3 of the 5 for a lack of decent (and mapped) terrain, and was unenthusiastic about the 4th as already too familiar. Good thing we were accepted to his top choice.
So, you can imagine that if I'd told him about your Warrior Warming Up song as a criteria, utter chaos in the grad school / kid high school / mapping base camp selection process would have ensued. And, the potential for you two being co-located reminds me of a situation with two cadet friends who were completely incompatible as roommates because only one of them could study at a time. Their combined brainpower at work simultaneously might have caused serious damage to the fabric of the universe. Too much mapping in the vicinity of the Rockies, well...I shudder to think of it.
It's not too late. You could always tell your better half about the Warrior Warming Up song at a moment of weakness--perhaps at Breakfast, when there are the two of you up so early, but only one pop tart (and you know the rule that you can never divide a pop tart unless you are in Afghanistan and receiving incoming mortar fire, right?), or maybe right after your better half has just completed a road marathon in debilitating, typical mid-summer conditions of infernal temperatures and jungle-like humidity. UW grad school beckons! It may not have all the prestige of some of the more exalted names elsewhere, but the fact that you can walk out of class and disappear into the great outdoors in not much more than 10 minutes has to count fo something. Plus, the stores are full of pop tarts, so many that sometimes they are giving them away for free.
I would never share a pop-tart, and free would still be much too steep a price for me.
It is good that you have never had to sing your "I am a Starving Warrior Oh Send Me a Pop-Tart Today" song--though in some earlier time you would have probably sung for a buffalo instead. But maybe a Pop-Tart.
Nevertheless, if you should ever need a Pop-Tart, all you have to do is show up at my door, and I will have one for you (we may need to go to the store, but I will have one for you.)
Bonus points if it comes in MRE packaging.
Charlie will never need a pop-tart. I believe he tasted one only once (supplied by me), and his reaction was, "That was pretty much like I expected".
That is a good point. I should have written with more precision, about desires rather than needs. Much as Kellogg might wish otherwise, no one has ever *needed* a Pop-Tart.
As for Charlie, who knows. After all, here is a man who doesn't normally care for gnocch, and yet....
So perhaps one day he will an unexpected lust for something cherry, processed, with a delightful frosting, all coming in a hermetically sealed pouch If the desire hits hard enough--as it might--he might not even be able to wait for the microwave.
Charlie and I stumbled across the Badwater to Mt. Whitney race once (1993, I think). We chatted up the support crew for one guy, who were providing him with a moving aid station. Every so often they would stop the car and set out a folding chair. When he arrived, he would plunk down in the chair and they'd hand him a bottle of water and a pop-tart.
A good memory and 1993 seems about right. Once I found out there were pop tarts involved, the charm of that race was worn off for me, and I never attempted it.
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