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Somehow the soft knock at my bedroom door wakes me up quicker than the melodic tone of my 8 a.m. phone alarm.
Elijah, who woke up in the bedroom next to mine two minutes prior to knocking, steps through the door.
He grabs me a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt, helps me sit up in my chair, and puts my glasses on. He’s been with me for five years. The morning routine comes as natural as waking up.
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To Pay or Not To Pay?
At this point, I truly am undecided. By the end of writing this I may feel decided but will probably change my mind on it about 7 times today.
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It is difficult to learn independence while water skiing if you do not have access to a lake, ski, and boat. However, you can be taught some independence doing dry land practice. Dry land practice can be done in a pool or on land, depending on what you are practicing.
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Dr. Bloom and I have now been meeting for 18 months, nearly every Monday, for at least an hour. I have a 43 page journal documenting these meetings from the first one in June of 2012 when the idea of acting as movement work was an experiment and we were not sure if it would ever happen again all the way to now, January 2014. The experiment continues.
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What lessons has exercise taught you? In my blog posts, I tend to always go towards the “feelers”–as in I like to explore meaning or purpose behind working out. I can’t help it. For me, working out is about so much more than staying fit!
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In order to be great you must learn how to be a team. Part of being a team is figuring out how to use each player’s individual strengths. I have nine unique athletes on my team, and I realized that although I have been writing about them for weeks, I have not introduced each player. So without further delay here is some insight into the nine “Me’s” that make up the “WE” that is the Lakeshore Power:
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“Most people get excited about games, but I’ve got to be excited about practice, because that’s my classroom.”
– Pat Summitt
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So the phone call came that changed my path forever along with my family’s life. I was asked to try this sport called Goalball. I thought to myself what
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“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
– John Wooden
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I’ll never forget the first time I heard about Goalball. My high school basketball coach arranged for my team to meet with Jen Armbruster, a member of Team USA Goalball, that won a gold medal at the Paralympics in Beijing, China in 2008. As we walked into a room generally used for the football team meetings, I had no idea what I was about to hear. My basketball coach asked Jen to come speak with us, because we were having