Author Archives: striva

On Bridging The Gap

I have a newfound respect for athletes.  But I did not always have this.  My family consists of musicians with little interest in sports, so growing up, neither did I.  To me, sports were just various games where grown men … Continue reading

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On Routine

I could not believe how far my fingers could touch.  Stretching daily for weeks increases flexibility slightly, subtly.  Only when we re-took our fitness test did I actually see the measured results.  My sit-and-reach flexibility increased greatly.  This month I … Continue reading

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On Mental Fitness

This class teaches us the value in exercising daily.  We lift, we run, we stretch, we workout, and we do these to keep the processes in our body sharp and in shape.  I want to talk about another kind of … Continue reading

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On Salad

I am a foodie.  I am an un-picky eater and love trying new or weird delicacies—pig face, ox tongue or duck embryo.  If the thing tastes good, I would like to eat it, or at least try it.  Still, I … Continue reading

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On Weak Hands

I have small hands.  A pair of small hands can only be so strong.  In addition, my hands are weak.  In high school I did things that require frequent hand strength.  I maneuvered my fingers over a flute for three … Continue reading

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On Not Stretching

No one told me to stretch.  I didn’t know that my muscles were tired and my joints were creaky and the lactic acid stayed.  In fact, until our first lab class, I didn’t even know what lactic acid was!  After … Continue reading

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On How This Helps

This class will help me get my act together.  I have never cared to listen to my body’s needs or taken the time to learn how the things worked inside of it.  I have played little sports possibly due to … Continue reading

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