Just a Little More

WAY BACK AT THE dawn of history (around 2007), I was on the mat at the start of a weeknight Aikido class. Our instructor worked us through the warmup routine until we got to the wrist stretches. Then he stopped for a moment. "I was asked recently how far one should take a wrist stretch," …

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Limits vs. Limitations

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours." - Richard Bach This week I achieved a milestone (technically speaking, a "half-milestone") in the pool. For the first time ever I swam 800 meters, or about a half mile, which is the distance to swim on June 18 when I plunge into Kent Lake to …

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