Kosciuszko Mound, Ball Is Life

Day 4 of Year 26

Today was my first day exploring into Krakow.

After a light breakfast, I started preparing to do the whole gym thing. At the same time a couple of my new friends (Justin & Elliot) were getting ready to trek to Kosciuszko Mound. They invited me to join.

I thought for a minute – my ritual of the gym versus exploring with my new friends. This whole thing is about new. It’s not about fitness and label reading at the grocery store.

At least not as much.

Nomads explore. Gym rats count reps. Year 26 isn’t gym rat year.

Anyway, we departed for the mound. Again, lots of walking.


The Kosciuszko Mound is a huge ass hill that overlooks the city. It was built to honour one of the great Polish National Leaders. There are a couple other mounds around the city. I will explore those during my time here as well. Actually, there are a lot of things I want to explore here.

You have to pay 14 Zloty (€4,50) to enter (Polish currency), but it was well worth it.

I’m not normally a monument person, unless its fireeeeee. But this was nice, and it gave me a proper impression of the size of the city. There’s also a museum with history about him and other Polish stuff. Museums are not really my thing, so I can’t really tell you much about that.

Krakow12After that, they asked me if I wanted to ball. Naturally, I had to accept. The day was just rollin’.

I haven’t played basketball in forever. I must admit, as much as I like to think I’m great at everything, it is not my thing. It was fun and I undeniably set the record for air balls. I also learned, that maybe I am right handed. This would explain a lot.

There was also a soccer game happening on the same court we were playing on. I thought that was odd. A couple of times our players ran into their players. I was not surprised. Also, a couple of other times the soccer ball and basketball crossed paths.

When in Rome.

They ball every Sunday and I think I’m going to make that part of the routine. Maybe I’ll end up in the NBA after Year 26. You never know right.



If we combine the estimated 15K I walked today with the 90 minutes of basketball played, I could justify counting it as one big cardiovascular day.

I’ll still count today as a training day. This justifies this beer I’m currently drinking.

Enjoy the ride.

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