Keeping a journal is good discipline but keeping a blog going is as hard as keeping a rally going in the third set, running through the wall at Mile 20, holding that pose, or doing that final set of push-ups or curls.
And trolls are like hecklers — tolerable to a point.
That's some of what I learned in the 11 months and 3 weeks since I started a book that became a journal that became a blog that did a U-turn back to journal and book culminating, I hope, in a national age-group championship or at least a respectable finish in the admittedly obscure sport of squash.
As I said at the beginning, it's a small sport but it's a big nation.
I wanted to learn more about how and why athletes fail, and get better, or don't get better. And I did.