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Citius, Altius, Sapientius: The Equestrian Connection

I  have never been an athlete. As a kid I played outside because that’s what kids did then, but I had zero talent or inclination for team sports. Tennis I kind of liked, but you needed a court for that … Continue reading

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Citius, Altius, Sapientius — Exercise and the Older Writer, by Deborah J. Ross

It seems that the older I get, the more integral exercise is to my writing practice. The way they are interwoven has changed with the passing decades, as has the type of physical activity that appeals to me. I no … Continue reading

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Getting around to it: Rochelle

by Jennifer Stevenson Since I started taking regular exercise about sixteen years ago, I have heard a number of inspiring stories from people who were, how shall I put this, too old. Too old to ride a horse, too old … Continue reading

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Lullaby Language: Putting Your Readers to Sleep

Late last summer, I was called in to help an IT client learn to work better with their customers. Although I don’t ordinarily travel in the summer, this problem sounded like a true emergency, one where my presence was required … Continue reading

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Geek of the Week: Roller derby gear

Factoid: all quad skates were, until recently, designed for the male foot, which apparently is shaped like a brick. The female foot is more duck-shaped, with a narrow heel and wider at the toes. Continue reading

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Hurts so good

Athletes know that there is a Good Hurt and a Bad Hurt. Continue reading

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The Draft Hits Haymarket Rioters

Jubilation! Three of my fellow Haymarket Rioters have been drafted into home teams of the Windy City Rollers! I’m so proud I could bust! Continue reading

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Injuries and fatigue

Benched. I’m bummed. Our team, the Haymarket Rioters, is doing some derby demo scrimmages before the bout on March 21 and I can’t skate for at least three more weeks. At a recent practice I took a toss, and I think I kicked the skates out from under the skater in front of me, because she sat down suddenly on my knee. One small sprain and bam, I’m benched. Continue reading

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Strength training, or, you’ve got to be kidding

I have never been a fan of exercise for its own sake. As recorded in this blog, I have taken up swimming—because it’s like flying, because I can do it lying down, because against all odds I’ve become good at … Continue reading

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My second exercise obsession has six legs

by Jennifer Stevenson After swimming for two years every single day, I fell in love with a new sport: horseback riding.  My husband and I began taking lessons at a hunter-jumper barn, which means they wanted me to sit on … Continue reading

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