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Humans of Volleyball

I guess it’s hard to get a practice together. Herb: “No practice. Can’t do it.” Phil: “We’re lucky if we can play together, let alone practice.” Bill: “We play the younger kids at home.” Norm: “I think it shows that we don’t practice.” So you don’t practice, but how did you do at this tournament last year? “We won. Didn’t lose a match. Didn’t lose a game.” Continue reading

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A Bike Ride with Other People

On Saturday, May 17, I went for a bike ride with other people. Prior to Saturday, I had done three other rides with other people; two with Bill Kellick, one with Sam Van Why. 6,000 other rides by myself and my thoughts. Good Lord, I’m a sad and lonely individual. Continue reading

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Get Your Mind Right

Once again I’m amazed at the mind-over-matter-ness of how your mind can get your body to do stuff. Once I thought I was going to fall short, I stood up straight, turned up the levels and started to crank. I was struggling, but I was revived. I ended up doing 232 floors. Continue reading

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Another Round of Bloodletting

Then he tells me I’ve got an issue with my iron. No big deal. Last year I was told I had an iron overload or hemochromatosis. That doctor explained to me that the treatment was simple and foolproof. I just needed to get a lobotomy. She asked, “Does that all make sense?” “Ahhhh … no. That does not make sense.” Continue reading

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Cobra Kai Attack

On the way down, a dude in jeans sped past me, utters no words, makes no effort to share the trail, just blazes down the trail. A couple seconds later, an 80-pound dog, moving just as fast as his owner, clips my knee, nearly takes me out. Continue reading

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Boys Round Here

Blake Shelton’s song, “Boys Round Here” plays. I smile. It’s the only country song on the play list. I think about Jon; he loved country music. “The boys round here drinking that ice cold beer … “ I’m not nervous any more. I’m putting my game face on. Feeling cocky. Continue reading

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My Back Hurts

On Friday I got on the trail with no watch, so when that happens I use the stopwatch function on my phone, which I carry in the tiny compartment on my tiny CamelBak. It’s not ideal. When I was close to the top of the W’s, I decide to get the phone out, which basically requires me to dislocate both of my shoulders and then blindly figure out how to push/pull the phone out. Continue reading

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