Tag: pain

Down I Went: Muscle Strain

I was given the gift of work today! I work every day, but from home, with kids running around, and ultimately I’m missing out on 90% of the fun stuff. Today I was able to go to a local school and measure out a… Continue Reading “Down I Went: Muscle Strain”

Depression is my motivation

I sit here Saturday night, exhausted but hopeful. I’ve been fighting massively with depression the last two months. It’s still there. Depression never really goes away. It’s a lot like an addiction. However, the past few days there’s been light. It’s like being in… Continue Reading “Depression is my motivation”

I have now bled for the board game

Apparently Joel did it yesterday. I did it today. We’re using really thick paper stock for our alpha deck. As I was removing the perforated spots, running my finger along it to fold it over, after doing it a couple dozen times yesterday, I… Continue Reading “I have now bled for the board game”

Running Into Doors

I ran into a door today. It’s somewhere between my first and third concussion. I’m not sure where it lands, but I am almost positive this was a concussion. I was walking to meet up with my coworker. I was outside, in the beautiful… Continue Reading “Running Into Doors”

Two Years

You said I’d change in two years Said that I’d move on in two years Couldn’t go off on your adventure, For fear I wouldn’t be here. I’m still here after two years, Couldn’t heal after two years, Still have all my pain Still… Continue Reading “Two Years”

Fix Me

Why don’t you fix me?I can’t help myself.Why don’t you fix me?You know I’m fading still. –Fix Me, Icon For Hire Gears ground together, poorly lubricated and having accumulated much dirt in the grimy underbelly of Torzikov. The once beautiful brass finish of his… Continue Reading “Fix Me”

Gripped by Fear

I was heading north on I-94. Traffic was bad, for Milwaukee, as we were traveling around thirty. I had lost fifteen pounds, I was active in church life, I would be doing Tough Mudder and Guatemala soon. The woman I loved was coming back… Continue Reading “Gripped by Fear”

Demands of Father

Muric walked down the corridor, naked under the cloak, wandering idly as he let his mind roam back to the night he married his wife. It was in the ballroom of his father’s castle, where everything was lavish. Women poured in all intent on… Continue Reading “Demands of Father”

Hump Day

A – Z April: H Guess what day it is? Hump Day! Yeah yeah! Happy Hump Day, folks. For those working, you’re half way there. For those with a lover, make it count. Happy Wednesday. A little extra from our finest in uniform! Hump… Continue Reading “Hump Day”

Floating Rib

In this past year of awesome, there is one painful reminder of what I’ve done. There is one nagging souvenir telling me Tough Mudder is a fool’s errand. There is one memory that was poked and prodded by doctors, to which they answered “Here’s… Continue Reading “Floating Rib”