Aug 1, 2023·edited Aug 1, 2023

I have learned a new vocabulary word: "bonking." (Don't think I'll throw it around casually though. I found that it means "reach a point of exhaustion that makes it impossible to go further" but also "hit or strike" and "have sex." Context is everything! )

It is mind-boggling that despite the heat, meniscus and bonking, you came in second and you guys beat everyone else in your age group! I can't believe you did this in spite of everything -- I hope you're OK now. I also don't know how you went on to teach a workshop after all that! Maybe this enormous effort offered a sense of renewal, once you rested? Does extreme effort and exhaustion lead to a sort of reboot, new energy and perspective? I hope the meniscus has been suitably humbled now, and will hang up its shingle and stop bothering you.

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Jul 31, 2023Liked by Henriette Lazaridis


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