This morning in the shower, I had another memory misstep. I simply could not remember the name of the college at BU that Rachelle is attending. I was thinking about it because of an email I’d read before I started getting ready for work. I kept coming up with Archer and other similar names that had a prominent A sound in the first syllable and a softer a or e sound in the second syllable. It took me about 10-15 minutes to remember “Sargent College”. I drive by the building on average once a day. Plus I hear or talk about it often enough that I’ve never had trouble recalling the name before.
It’s almost like I’m hearing a faded echo of specific memories but it takes a lot of effort to find the actual memory. Almost like my brain is making the effort to find a new path to it, like the old path is broken or blocked. It literally feels like there’s a roadblock between the active thinking part (the processor and RAM in computerese) of my brain, and the storage (hard drive) part of my brain, like a cable has been snapped. I have to admit, I’m now more worried than I was a couple weeks ago. It just doesn’t seem like it can be related to the header I took during Landmine because I had none of these symptoms a couple months ago.
Today Rach is swimming and riding right after she gets off work. Me, I’ll be walking around the track. I guess it’s something, but it’s not much, and it’s really frustrating that I can do so little. Especially as we approach 6 months from Mooseman, when I really need to start training.