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We all know that Twitter can be a pretty depressing place, but it can also offer some real jewels: a bunch of tweets from dogsledder Blair Braverman Author of Welcome to the God Damned Ice Cube: The Hunt for Fear and the Quest for Home in the Great White North became viral over the weekend and illuminated thousands of timelines – and not Braverman used the Twitter thread to explain how caring for and training sled dogs has helped change the way she thinks about her own body.
"She said , "And not because muscle is a joyous, outdoor physical activity, although that's true, it's actually a lot easier than that … I grew up with all bodies different, okay, yes, that's true All bodies are different, I understand. "
But this lesson," All bodies are different, "did not really begin to penetrate until it began to think outside the context of human bodies.
All bodies are different . "And I do not mean that in any way," said Braverman. "I mean it in a bone deep, nice, complicated way."
Every dog has its own appetite, its own quirks, its own needs.
And as Braverman became increasingly familiar with how to train each dog appropriately For her own body and needs, she realized that this also applies to humans.
The parallels are actually hard to miss.
Not every dog is made to walk hundreds of miles, and not every human being. We will not get any further if we compare ourselves with others.
"The dogs' bodies are no match for them, just like ours," said Braverman. They are what they are … and each one is great. "
So remember, the next time you're in the gym. Or pull a sled.