agreed Eric, very touching
From The Ashes......resurrecting My Grip
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Easter is a special day for many and and a good time to reflect. No matter our individual beliefs ,I think it is wise to believe in something if only at very minimum yourself. A positive attitude and giving thanks for even the smallest good things are good perks for the soul.
I was lying in a hospital bed split open after 12 hours of cutting , sore ,worn and alone wondering how much time I had left and what suffering it would take before I was granted to turn the page. I quit waiting and decided to do what could, enjoy what I had left of life and play the hand I had been dealt. Easy, nice, what I wanted ... but no , just move on. Today changed, but better.
I saw a tribute program about Bo Jackson yesterday. A man gifted with almost superhuman powers cut short in his career. He lived it the best he could and no matter the pain , noise ,or distraction from the roar of the crowd . All he said he ever heard" was the sound of air rushing by "as he ran to the light of an opening ahead......A great one!
Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:38 AM
I have been sore in my joints more than usual so while the muscles seem willing the fingers wrists and shoulders don't seem to heal or function well after rest as they did before. The weights move well but pain in every rep. More tape , stretching, Epsom salts and Aleeve. I am thinking about attending the big super heavyweight deadlift showdown on August 9 in Leeds England. If I did go I wonder how cordial and spread out the chance meeting would be to interact with Mr. Snook, Mr James, Mr Horne, and Ms Horne. Does anyone know there locations in England? That would be a super trip and wonderful people to meet.
Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:10 AM
This may be the first time my eyes watered reading the gripboard. Some of the younger guys on here may not realize it, but when you have kids of your own it really softens you up for this sort of thing.
Thank you Richard for blessing that family.
I was excited this weekend to visit the opening of a large outdoors heaven Cabelas. I coaxed old Dave a good lifting partner over the years that has been fighting cancer for 9 years now. They gave him only a 5% chance of survival in the first year and with working out and an attitude of a bull he somehow makes it. It was a joy to spend some time in the outsideworld and count my blessings.
I might have a special gift of radar or a bit ot of detective in me but a truly interesting thing happened. I rounded Dave up after he checked out everything in the place and I was at the counter paying for some gadgets for another adventure when I noticed a gentleman with two children get in line behind me. In a quick look they definitely seemed related but there was something just a bit different. He appeared to be a working trades type man , sturdy built with no wedding ring on , a fresh splint cast on his arm and two "mommy dressed" squeaky clean children with him. They were all very nice to each other but seemed uncomfortable on how to relate to each other. Perhaps a visitation day for a separated family? He was being as thoughtful as possible and the kids but they struggled to be comfortable. The little girl was clutching a stuffed toy dog like she truly loved it and the boy stood with " something" that he just seemed to be holding as a token of the Sunday trip. The man seemed nervous and when the little girl presented her new pet dog to me we quickly figured a name for it. To lighten the situation I winked at the cashier to put the pet on my bill and let life go on. The cashier smiled big ,I handed the little girl her new pet and I thought the dad was going to fall over. He said "that's the first good thing that happened to him in a long time". He seemed so relieved. I said " no it's not, look at those kids of yours". I grabbed my stuff and hit the road.
Posted Today, 06:04 AM
Recovering with stretching , water and rest from a heavy day of Triplex pulls, deadlifts ,heavy curls ,and hammer curl. Tonight it is war again!
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