“Oh hey there. Thought you were going on vacation after Nationals?” “No, I’ve decided to hang around for a while. Keep you company. Make life more interesting for you. And the whole world, really.” “Okay. Come visit. You can kick around for a bit. But we need a few ground rules. You can come train…
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I’ve been “too” a lot of my life.
Too smart. Too forward. Too confident. Too strong. Too fat. Too muscular. Too clever. Too good at school. Too good at sports. Too good at too many things. Too knowledgeable. To loud or vocal. Too much. Too intimidating.
Stuff I tell myself. Every damned time.
It’s about a month out from nationals. I’ve noticed via IG and FB that folks are feeling twinges and twangs of bodies pushing the limit of tolerance and strength. It’s also flu season, head cold season, and generally the time of year where bodies have to work harder to stay strong. So some are battling…
One step backwards, three steps forward
“My goggles. Have you seen my special prescription goggles? I don’t think I packed them!” I was standing in the middle of the living room, surrounded by mountains of clothing, kayaking gear, food bags, blankets and assorted miscellany that was yet to be packaged into boxes and bags and then two small cars, looking around…