Archive for Author: jodimiller1850

Unzipped

I have flown out of the Portland airport two times in my life, both times for my graduate program’s residency workshops, both times occurring in the past year. And both times I had my zipper break. Not on my...

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Awake

I am a coffee bean. Waiting to be ground(ed) Packaged Swirled Squeezed Pressed Scooped Shoveled Dumped Don’t make a mess I serve you best when you allow me to percolate Drip drip drip Grumble then rumble Pour me into...

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Mess Hall

Three things for today: 1.  I have wanted to post on my Instagram a particular picture by John Stutz in order to discuss a topic and make a point that I began in a previous Instastory poll. I even...

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No Filter

Nine years ago my grandmother passed away on this day. I used to spend this anniversary day in a cloud, a fog, a haze…tears traveling down my face. My heart and head heavy. In 2013, I suddenly said, “No...

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Bending Your Endings

A previous coach told me in my previous off season: “Don’t write down your workouts prior to doing them. You may feel differently or need a different approach when the day and time comes to hit the weights and...

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Hanging by a Thread

Did you know I go to a therapist? Right here; right now. I do. Not many in the fitness industry probably admit to this. How many even do it? I’ve been in therapy most of my life. I sometimes...

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Comp(l)ete

I know what it is to be last to lose to be lost I know what it is to rise to shake my fist to be more than just a name on a list I know what it is...

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