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Foundations

This is not a post about lifting. Or maybe it is, but indirectly. Most of my life is about lifting weights in some measure and the longer I lift, the more inextricable lifting becomes from all the other pieces and the more it’s a metaphor for my life. 517 more words

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I don’t understand why so many people seem to think “you’re not in my head you don’t know what I think” is a get-out-of-(debate)jail-free card. I mean, if anything, it’s a do-not-pass-go-do-not-collect-$200 sort of card. 310 more words

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Two weeks out from the next step forward

Saturday evening I was driving somewhere; I can’t remember where and it doesn’t really matter, but as I wended my way through the night lights and coastal roads, “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran came on the radio. 1,205 more words

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Midnight ramblings

It has been a rough couple of weeks. Rowan (our border collie) died rather suddenly last Monday and since then I’ve been riding a roller coaster of exhaustion, grief, training, joy at memories, excitement at a forthcoming competition, grief at the memories of other dogs remembered, joy at the imminent arrival of a new puppy, guilt at feeling happiness instead of focussing on grief, the ups and downs of training (some days are great, some off; that’s training most times, but stress exacerbates this pendulum) and exhaustion at trying to balance all the pieces of life on any given day. 1,275 more words

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Stay on the Path

About once a year, I indulge in a Lord of the Rings re-watch.

I’ve seen the trilogy more times than I can count, and it nevers get old. 638 more words

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I think the phrase “various and sundry” is funny

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