The soldier is in the gym training for his debut at the fight club as well as recovering from spending the last year + stuck in an 18 wheel truck. The other day he ran in the gym, this is something he does not do anymore for the most part due his legs.
His legs are full of shrapnel and bullet holes, never mind 200 jumps from planes into combat (Mars) will take a toll on your knees (Saturn) especially when you land like a Taurus / Rhinoceros.
“Was it good to run?” I asked as we left the gym. “Did that feel good?”
“Hell no, I hate to run. I have always hated to run. Sound pretty funny coming from someone who used to run 14 miles a day,” he said.
“Oh, I didn’t know. So why are you doing it? Is it the most efficient way to lose weight?”
“No, it’s the most efficient way to get your wind up so you can fight.”
“I see,” I said realizing the obvious connection.
“The most efficient way to lose weight is to not eat,” he added.
I just shook my head at these simple facts.