Like a great swath of humanity, I have been walking my way through this pandemic. I began, back in our first lockdown nearly a year ago, walking out of desperation. Confined, with a roomate to our two-bedroom apartment, I worked, slept and retreated into my room, coming out only for meals and maybe an evening … More The Miracle of Plodding
I’ve been waging a mental argument with myself all week. Should I write about my strained back, or not? I’ve other things I could muse about in less than 1,000 words: the glorious time I’ve had with family (there’s been a wedding); the fun of taking care of an eight and 10 year old for … More Ack, my aching back!
I surprised myself this summer. I discovered I can still do 10 push-ups (from the knees). I can plank and count up to 12 without collapsing. I can execute 15 triceps dips and as many torso twists without losing my breath. I-can-do-it. But do I want to? No, not so much. And therein lies the … More Learning to think like an athlete