Four Corners & Four Pillars

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First off, just gotta say, there are truly some beasts working out among us… Hats off to Wasted, Check Please!, Shirley and Gizzard for doubling down this morning. Not only did they find their way to Hard Nocs after knocking out The Snaggle’s workout at Davis Park, they even more impressively survived what I suspect […]

So Much Beeping Fun!

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It’s been a while since the Pax joyfully engaged in the Beep Test, so after some warm-ups and a mile job, YHC broke it out this morning. The ladies were working out in another part of the parking lot, and as their laughter filled the air, one member of the Pax forlornly wondered why our […]

Live Closer to the Heart

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As an impressionable listener of terrestrial radio, YHC grew up a fan of classic rock artists. No one shredded like King Edward (Van Halen), no one channeled angst and yearning like The Boss (Bruce Springsteen) and no one riffed like Slowhand (Eric Clapton). Among these legends, one artist in particular fascinated YHC, a member of […]

There Is No Finish Line

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YHC had the pleasure of spending the last four days in Maine, watching his male 2.0 swim a couple of meets for Bates College (Go Bobcats!). Whilst staying in Freeport, YHC went for a run and came across the Freeport Falcons High School, and, more important, the school’s track, which is named after a remarkable […]

Managing Expectations

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YHC’s question for the indefatigable Pax today: Are you lagging, meeting or exceeding expectations? Wise man that he is, Full Monty began to break down the answer to this question with his own questions, e.g., what are the expectations, who is setting them, etc. We picked up the conversation after the workout to which Deuce […]

Handle with Care

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YHC has a news flash for his fellow Badlanders – women are different from men! And in so many ways! There are, of course, the physical differences, not only in appearance, but – and this is important – in how we describe our body parts. We men, for example, refer to pumped biceps as “guns.” […]

The Bedrock of Our Relationships

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The F3 Concentrica Jumanji posted on Slack provided food for thought. You’ll recall, dear reader, the Concentrica’s components, the five relationships illustrated as separate rings – wife as the bulls-eye, then children, shield, whetstone, and work. One thought immediately came to YHC while reviewing this graphic – whither the SkyQ? Faith? The Third F? Mulling […]

Expect the Unexpected

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Expect the Unexpected YHC is nothing if not a sucker for history. With today, the 25th day of June, marking the anniversary of The Battle of Little Bighorn – aka, Custer’s Last Stand – we sought to take lessons from the expensive tuition paid by the US Army in this most famous of its battles […]