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Mud in my Studs2018-09-28T21:05:02+00:00

The Bionic Soccer Player

One Saturday morning, a neighbor joins a friend to watch the friend’s daughter play in a high school soccer match. A midfielder, she runs hard for the first sixty minutes. At that point her calves cramp up and she has to come off. But ten minutes later she is back in, running hard, grimacing with each stride. After the game, which her team lost 1-0, she limps over to her father and the friend. The father checks his watch. “Good game, hon. It’s quarter-after. You better get going.” “I know, I know.” With that the girl hobbles toward