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2012-366 Day 72 – Armor

I’ve always been drawn to the image of the knight, largely due to its (mostly fictitious) ties to chivalry and honor. A warrior clad in armor preparing to ride out to defend the innocent and slay the dragon. Our high school’s mascot was the Knights (R.I.P. L.A.B.) and one of my favorite passages in the Bible is the section on the Armor of God (Eph 6:10-15).

This is probably why I refer to getting dressed for any sporting event as “armoring up” (well, that and the fact that I generally wear quite a bit of padding to accommodate all the running and sliding I do out there). Actually, I’ll be honest, I also generally view just getting dressed as getting armored for the day. This post was inspired by my lunchtime purchase of the day, a new set of slimmer sliding pads to wear during soccer since wearing my big sliding pads over my shin guards and under my warm ups haven’t been preventing me from reopening the wounds on top of my knees. Sadly, the knee abrasions started from the one sport I don’t wear armor for, my running when I tripped over a large section of broken sidewalk and managed to slide a ways on my knees. Those took a couple weeks to heal up most of the way and my right knee is still not happy.

So here’s to getting armor that is suited to the situation. Now you know a bit more about the way I look at the world. (Lucky you?)

In other news, I’m getting my Orange belt and belt test results tonight!

Weight: 233.4 Max: 240 Min: 233.4 Body Fat %: 24.7
Yearly Mileage: 59.7 miles
Current Belt: Orange – Next Belt: Blue – Next Test Date: 5/12
Fitocracy Level: 15 (25126 points, 2276/3500 to next level) – ID: disciplev1
Soccer – Last Game: L, 5-8 (Record: 0-3) Next Game: 3/18, 5:00 pm

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  1. Tony Lewis said

    OK, I don’t want to be one of those people that sees the Virgin Mary or Jesus in a tortilla, but does anybody else see a buffalo facing to the right in the photo? Please tell me it’s not just me.

  2. Matt said

    Yup, I see it now.

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