Once More! E Tan E Epi Tan

I’ve already posted about the above expression. Legend has it Spartan mothers would say as their sons went off to battle, “Come back carrying your shield or on it,” meaning victorious, or if dead, the shield would be used as a litter for her son’s corpse.

I’m currently battling some health issues while still moving metal and throwing leather, and the expression’s do-or-die message has always inspired me. It embodies a take-no-prisoners attitude towards training.

This photo was taken last weekend. Yesterday I completed 32:22 at an average heart rate of 160 bpm and a peak of 174. Health issues be damned.

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