April 17, 2014

There are worse places to run, that’s for sure. Today’s training was grueling: 9xHills in Alston Park in Napa, with a two minute rest after the fifth rep. Each rep was about eight-tenths of a mile, for a total of a little over 7 miles of seven percent grade hills. Woo!

"There are worse places to be." That’s a line I say a lot, because as frustrated as I am with my apparent inability to find a job back in my field (and get the hell out of hospitality), and as frustrated as I am with my totally-not-independent living situation, in the end it’s not terrible. This is, after all, one of the most beautiful places in the world.

April 17, 2014

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April 16, 2014
Super psyched for this music purchase, who cares if it’s from Starbucks. #SurfRock (at Starbucks)

Super psyched for this music purchase, who cares if it’s from Starbucks. #SurfRock (at Starbucks)

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April 14, 2014
i’m making next week’s long run part of the Boston Marathon World Run. I do my long runs on Mondays anyway, so it’s a nice way to be part of something bigger.

i’m making next week’s long run part of the Boston Marathon World Run. I do my long runs on Mondays anyway, so it’s a nice way to be part of something bigger.

April 9, 2014
My Writing Process Is So Weird

It involves lots of walking around the house while talking to myself, going for runs while talking to myself, and taking showers. I always come up with the best copy while in the shower.

April 7, 2014

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April 5, 2014
I’m Turning My Tumblr Into a Running Blog

Because why the hell not? It’s what I look for on Tumblr these days, and (with the creepy, deep, dark corners of the fitblr community the exception) it’s a great community with good inspiration for me in a not-terribly-easy point in my life. Plus, I want to get competitive with my running, and what better way to do that than surround myself with runners?

So, expect lots of running posts, with plenty of Americana and Muppet junk mixed in.

ETA: Also, cats.

March 30, 2014
retrobaltimore:

The Front Page: March 30, 1984
Click on the newspaper above to get a closer view of the front page.

retrobaltimore:

The Front Page: March 30, 1984

Click on the newspaper above to get a closer view of the front page.

March 27, 2014
theswinginsixties:

Frank Oz, Jim Henson and Rowlf the Dog, 1960s.

theswinginsixties:

Frank Oz, Jim Henson and Rowlf the Dog, 1960s.

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March 24, 2014
Two other things about the run yesterday: that was the first significant amount of time we had spent in Oakland. It felt an awful lot like my first 24 hours in New Orleans, in that I felt comfortable and at home and we were looking up apartments on Craigslist within three hours of arriving.
And the city is so incredibly diverse, in a way that Napa obviously is not. Running all across town, the races and ethnicities represented by both runners and on-lookers was just so diverse and joyful. Oakland suffers from many of the same post-industrial afflictions present in all the great cities (see: my hometown of Baltimore and longtime adopted home of New Orleans), but it’s got pride, and pride is one of the elements of unity. Above all, I think people benefit from being around folks of different colors and cultures and ethnicities, which could make it a very attractive place to move to from our stopping-point here in Napa.

Two other things about the run yesterday: that was the first significant amount of time we had spent in Oakland. It felt an awful lot like my first 24 hours in New Orleans, in that I felt comfortable and at home and we were looking up apartments on Craigslist within three hours of arriving.

And the city is so incredibly diverse, in a way that Napa obviously is not. Running all across town, the races and ethnicities represented by both runners and on-lookers was just so diverse and joyful. Oakland suffers from many of the same post-industrial afflictions present in all the great cities (see: my hometown of Baltimore and longtime adopted home of New Orleans), but it’s got pride, and pride is one of the elements of unity. Above all, I think people benefit from being around folks of different colors and cultures and ethnicities, which could make it a very attractive place to move to from our stopping-point here in Napa.

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