There are many versions of the story of Milo of Croton and the calf. Today, I’ll use this one:

To become the greatest wrestler in Greece, to win six Olympic laurels, Milo had to train like the rest of us.  His method?  Borrow a new born calf and carry it around Croton day after day, week after week, and month after month.  As the calf grew, so did Milo’s strength, until he was the strongest wrestler in Greece and could carry the now full grown bull upon his back.

What did he do once the bull was grown? He ate it.

That’s what we’re about here, carrying the weight, getting in the miles, doing the work, day in and day out, making small gains, occasionally dropping the calf, but always picking it back up.  It’s a simple enterprise – do the work, get better.  At sport, at life, at everything.

Mainly I post about running. Sometimes I ruminate on  ancient languages, sport, classical philosophy, history and myth.  On occasion I post about other stuff.  Parts of this site worth checking out include the resources and inspiration page  where I archive materials I’ve found helpful or inspiring, the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire, where I ask runners who have qualified for the Boston Marathon a series of questions about how they got there, and the jock roll where I compile blogs and websites by amateur athletes.

Milo and the Calf is a project managed by me, Seanv2, with occasional contributions from others.  I am a father, husband, attorney, runner, occasional rock climber, push up enthusiast, and wanna be classicist living in Brooklyn, NY.  In my youth, I ran a punk rock magazine you’ve probably never heard of. These days my outlet for my writings unrelated to lawyering is this thing.  Get in touch at miloandthecalf@gmail.com

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