When I’m Angry And I Don’t Know Why

Growled Friday. Loud. Like a beast. Angry beast. Picked up a box off floor. Dropped it. Picked it up again. Dropped second time. Noise came from chest. Started as a grunt, maybe a groan. Came out as something primordial and ugly. Pure rage. Scared me. Where did this creature come from? Born of pain. FueledContinue reading “When I’m Angry And I Don’t Know Why”

It sucks, but it’s worth it (I’m pretty sure)

Ouch. Everything hurts. Shoulders. Quads. Heels. Gym. Day 4. Mark it. Over. Done. In the books. Me? Totally spent. Basic movements. Nothing fancy. Sitting dumbbell cleans. Walk with 25-pound ball overhead to end of gym. Step up 6-inches 30 times. Carry 35-pound kettle bells back. Rinse. Repeat. Steps the worst. Heels yelled. “WTF?” Felt likeContinue reading “It sucks, but it’s worth it (I’m pretty sure)”

I hate the ski machine (and other topics)

Head on the floor. Eyes stare up at the LED lights hung from ceiling. Sweat pools beneath body on rubbery gym floor. Workout over. Legs tremble. Breath rapid. Shoulders burn. Back sore. Heels ache. It feels … great. Gym Day 3. Progress. Squatted to the 18-inch box instead of the 20. “See, you haven’t lostContinue reading “I hate the ski machine (and other topics)”

Death by flurries

Natalie and 10,000 Maniacs play in the speakers. Many spins this CD has spun through the years in my collection. Natalie Merchant. Such a beautiful voice. Her lyrics land like lullabies, fall softly on the soul like snowflakes outside my window. Love female voices. Emmylou Harris. Aimee Mann. Lady Gaga. Taylor Swift. Dolly Parton. LocalContinue reading “Death by flurries”

Anger is vomit

So. Recovery. Quiet Friday. Finished a Veterans Day story. Finished a story on Jean Seberg, a favorite topic. Seberg. Tragic story. Never trust the government with unlimited power. Ever. Veterans story is on women who served in three different generations. Proud of it. Got huge assist from Iowa Veterans Perspective. Run by a dynamo namedContinue reading “Anger is vomit”

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