My son will be wrestling in our state wrestling championships this weekend.  I am very proud, of course, but that is not the point of this particular blog.  There will be a mass parade of boys who are in excellent physical condition.  They are carefully watching their weight (another topic for future discussion); and they work out hard. As my daughter would exclaim, those guys are ripped! For all of these boys, their hard work is paying off.  It will be an especially grueling weekend with 5 or 6 intense matches each day. But they are, for the most part, ready.  Personally, I will find myself looking into the stands and wondering how the boys in such good condition can belong to the parents in the stand. Yes, I am including myself in that thought. I wouldn’t last 15 minutes through one of my son’s wrestling practices. Continue reading