Shoes

Shoes

I was purchasing hope, really. My Hail Mary came in the form of a pair of size ten Nike shoes. This was gonna be what fixes me. With new shoes, I will be complete. I will never forget the day that my mom bought me the first pair of Air Jordans.I’m not sure if...
Football

Football

“It’s gonna be a good day today, Red.” My high school football coach said that every day as we walked onto the practice field; I say it most days when I get out of bed. I learned a lot on the football field. Most of what I learned at the time, I had...
LHRL #76- Matt Reynolds

LHRL #76- Matt Reynolds

https://media.blubrry.com/liftrunlong/p/www.liftheavyrunlong.com/media/LHRLEpisode76.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Matt Reynolds lives in Oxford, MS. He is the head coach at Maxx strength and conditioning. Matt is...
Wendy

Wendy

My great aunt Wendy turns ninety years old this month.  On Monday she suffered the loss of her dog, Joey. Joey has been Wendy’s primary source of companionship for thirteen years. Wendy and Joey were in a mutual relationship. They both provided equal amounts of...
The Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink

The first time I was caught saying a curse word, my mom just happened to be standing at the kitchen sink. I said the word “shit” while playing some Atari games with friends and one of the little dickheads told on me. My mom, being none too happy about the...
Birthdays

Birthdays

My buddy, Sam, turned fifty years old today. He is an absolute miracle, not because of overcoming any handicap, illness, or problems at birth, but because we are all miracles. Sam defeated the odds. The odds of being born are about one in 400 trillion. The odds of...
Power Lines

Power Lines

We set up our tents for a race directly underneath power lines. The electricity was so strong that we had to ground our poles so we wouldn’t be mildly electrocuted. The energy could be tracked for miles and miles, increasing as I went until it would eventually...
Pizza

Pizza

I got drunk in Mexico and traded my watch for a pizza. It was late. I was hungry. The pizza guy needed a watch and the drunk guy needed a pizza. End of story. To this day, I believe I got the better end of the deal. Sure, it was probably not the best long-term...
LHRL #75- Lisa Smith

LHRL #75- Lisa Smith

https://media.blubrry.com/liftrunlong/p/www.liftheavyrunlong.com/media/LHRLEpisode75.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSShttps://youtu.be/5wABKZNt2VA Throughout college, Lisa Smith was a heavier and not at all fit. She got...
Joy

Joy

I was hungry, I was tired, I was anxious, and I was pissed. I didn’t have a whole lot of time, so whatever I prepared was going to have to be done quickly. I decided that I should make two things: Lasagna Joy In order to make both of these things, I needed about...

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