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My Wife the Humble Runner

When my wife and I were dating, I accidentally beat her at a board game. I could tell by the look in her eyes that was a grave mistake, and I ended up running for my life. I soon learned not to play games with my wife lest I lose (which is what normally happened), … Continue reading

Lessons from My First Strength Lifting Meet

On April 20, I drove to Wichita Falls, Texas for a strength lifting meet sanctioned by the United States Strength Lifting Federation. Strength lifting is different from powerlifting in that instead of bench press being the upper body lift, the USSF uses a strict shoulder press. Deadlifts must be conventional. And competitors weigh out instead … Continue reading

40 Years with a Whistle by Dan John

40 Years with a Whistle: Life Lessons from the Field of Play By Dan John   In the world of strength and conditioning experts, Dan John stands out as one who knows what he is talking about. The summer between high school and college, John went from a lean 162 to a lean 202 through … Continue reading

Dad’s Sideline Coaching Wins the Game

BURLESON, TX—A local third-grade basketball player became the star during her league tournament last Saturday thanks to her dad’s instructions from the bleachers. According to eye-witnesses, Katie Freeman of the Little Elks struggled to help her team during the first quarter. “Every time she got the ball, she turned it over,” said Clyde Witherspoon. “She … Continue reading

Football Fan Credited for Last Night’s Win Against Rival School

QUITAQUE, TX—According to everyone in attendance at last night’s game between the home town Quitaque Boll Weevils and the visiting Estelline Prairie Dogs, the Weevil’s victory came down to the leadership of one dedicated fan. Ralph Martin (53) of Quitaque said that he was happy to have helped. “Those stupid coaches don’t know what the … Continue reading

10U Softball Players Write New League Rules Banning Adults from Games and Practices

Fed up with poor sportsmanship and bad behavior, a group of nine and ten-year-old softball players in North Texas voted last week to make long-needed changes to their league. “Things were getting out of hand,” said Hannah Wright, starting pitcher for the Beastie Bats and fourth grader at Little Tree Elementary last Wednesday. “We really … Continue reading

Coach Wilson

I wrote this a few years ago for another blog. At 8:00 A.M. on New Year’s morning, my training buddy Lamont and I were at the track for a speed workout.  This wasn’t a result of a resolution; we punish ourselves throughout the year. Running 400 intervals is crazy for men our age, we’ll both … Continue reading

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