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In preparation for the Beast, Shane lead me in some stretching out exercises, and handstand training. I must however clarify what I mean by “stretching out.” I don’t mean the figure-4 stretch, or stretching out my calves. I mean using a very simple Lacrosse ball to “really get in there and massage those muscles.” Yes, Shane said that, and yes, it was as creepy as one might think.
We started with my feet. I know I have discussed how I feel about feet on this blog before, but let me remind you. I hate them so much that I pretend I don’t have them. I don’t really know if I have a fear of them or if I’m simply repulsed by them. I’m also convinced that my love of shoes stems from my need to hide my own feet from my eyes. Shane also knew about my relationship with feet, and insisted that I start by punishing them with the lacrosse ball. I’d like to add that after doing so, the same ball that did the hanky-panky with my foot was used on other muscle groups. Repulsive.