Monthly Archives: August 2017

Of Iron and Bronze – 34

34. If there was a final peak to that era, a high point just before its calamitous end, it came on the day that Joe finally qualified for Nationals. It was a development none of us saw coming, least of … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 33

33. A comfortable rhythm developed in the days and weeks that followed, as we left winter behind and crawled toward spring and ultimately summer. We trained, we hung out together, we shared embarrassing stories late into the night, we made … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 32

32. Back to training. Day in, day out: training. Whether we lifted well or poorly at the Arnold conferred no special privileges. Aside from general congrats and high fives there were no prizes for good performances nor punishments for bad … Continue reading

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