How do I love thee deadlift? Let me count the ways.
I love thee deadlift to the depth and breadth and height
My body entire can reach, when feeling out of sight
For picking a sh*t ton of weight off the ground.
I love thee deadlift to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, which often involves picking something heavy off the ground.
I love thee deadlift freely, as needing no piece of gym machinery;
I love thee deadlift purely, for the massive neuroendocrine response it illicits.
I love thee deadlift with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee deadlift with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee deadlift better after I go to Queerfit tomorrow morning at the usual time and place.

And then, on Sunday, J-Star takes us out for Long Run Sunday. Whether you’re training for a footrace and want to get your long runs in with a group, or you’re just wanting to shake out some cobwebs from the night before, meet up on Sunday at 10:30 in the Charis Bookstore parking lot and run like a muther.  The long version of this Sunday’s long run is 9 miles, but there are going to be folks taking the 2 mile and 6 mile options as well.