Tag Archives: pain

Foreign Bodies (Assorted)

‘Foreign Bodies’ is what we’re about these days. Mainly Eastern European, Russian and Scandinavian ‘bodies’, brought here by their owners for rest and physical recreation plus a dose of the sun which is so much rarer further north! Top up … Continue reading

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Bouncing Czechs Check In

Labor Day weekend (day off from coaching tomorrow!) and those changeovers for the circus crew. Also, our new Czech friends were initiated into Chad’s elite gym on Friday evening. Because our training cabin tends to get used for ‘czeching checking … Continue reading

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Pleasure through the Pain…

…or do I mean, more cynically, a smug satisfaction – an endorphine rush – even an erotic reaction, to having subjected oneself to physical pain for enjoyment (or the ‘enjoyment’ of others)? Did Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky ‘enjoy’ rolling … Continue reading

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“Roll Up, Roll Up…”

“…for the Big Attraction!” Hmmm. More like ‘the aching attraction’! 18 hours of ‘performance’ over the past two days, in a shopping mall east of here, collecting for a bundle of charitable causes. Zach, our qualified massage guy, has certainly has … Continue reading

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Everything Aches: – Loser!

Well, the promised wrestlfest duly took place yesterday afternoon and evening, and I feel absolutely smashed. Considering that our business is fitness, with our acrobatic work and gymnastic coaching, I suppose I should be ashamed. We should have had a … Continue reading

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Needing Medical Advice

Just before leaving Tennessee headed for Arizona and then UK, I somehow tweaked a muscle in my shoulder. Specifically, it is the left medial deltoid, where I think I tore a little of the attachment to the bone in my upper … Continue reading

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