The Birth of Athena

lift the weight. fight the power. eat the candy.

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What Books Teach Me about Myself and My Sport – A Lesson in Willpower

The books I typically enjoy reading have a few things in common: the hero, generally, is female; she arises from grim circumstances, and, in the process of overcoming her circumstances, she is forced to make tough decisions.In addition to these basic plot premises, a basic quality is found among the characters I enjoy reading about […]

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Being Hurt vs. Being Injured

The DifferenceI have been meaning to write this post for a while, but had yet to get around to it. However, this morning I woke up to find that I had, somehow, hurt my wrist while I was sleeping. Waking up to a mysteriously jammed wrist (sleep-boxing? my guess?) prompted me to expedite writing this […]

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What a Year of Lifting Heavy Taught Me

Goals are important. I find goals to be the ultimate inspiration. You can dream about being stronger. You can wish you were thinner. You can resolve to get in shape. But those things do not matter unless you have goals. Dreams, wishes, and resolutions are just arbitrary thoughts regarding your current state of being. Actually […]

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