Or Frame of Reference is Important Went swimming at lunch today. Which is great, right? Or at least it would be, ‘cept I ran into my buddy T., who was heading into the locker room as I was heading out. “Hey, how are you?” sez me. He sez – “Can’t talk right now – gotta … Continue reading Perspective
First Item: Head on over to NPR. First to pause for a moment to commiserate with the 7% of the staff that got axed, and second to tune into their Jingle Jams. Good stuff, though I don’t see James Brown’s Funky Christmas anywhere on the list.* Second Item: Spam. Man, Yahoo mail seems to be … Continue reading Stuff
David over at “Adventures in the Thin Trade” has some interesting questions: 1. So if you are someone who likes to run with headphones/earbuds, do you like to race with them too? Yes – helps me focus, helps me concentrate, and gives me somewhere to go when I’m pushing hard other than that dark “Man, … Continue reading So Many Answers
So, I’m actually in the habit of reading the small print when clicking “accept” on End-User License Agreements, and on waivers for races and such, and I noticed that the Oklahoma City Marathon, and almost all USATF sanctioned races for next year have a clause saying “headphones strictly prohibited”. And, yes, I know that traces … Continue reading What’s with the headphone ban?
I love my wife and all, but this is how our conversations are going these days. Which, in and of itself, rocks, as I’m into my second year of staying under 175, the longest I’ve been this skinny (though still above the “normal” BMI – still have work to do, hence the “tuber”) since before … Continue reading Story of my life (Part 1)
So, I’m working with an MIT grad student today who’s well on her way to being smarter and better credentialed than I can ever hope to be. We’re discussing her PhD thesis, and as I fly off onto another tangent, she leans back, looks at me, and says “ADD?” “You betchya!” I say, and plow … Continue reading Round and Round
I’ll follow you, it won’t hurt the horse… So, it looks like my next pair of shoes are going to be Nikes. Already went and pre-ordered and everything. “Why?” you ask.” Aren’t you an Asics guy?” Well, yeah, and I’m just starting to break in a new pair of Gel Cumulii – the finest shoe … Continue reading Come on Aboard!
1. SOCKS Late day at the office, but my lovely, long-suffering, and completely together wife is supporting my marathon plans like a trooper. So, I stopped off on Jamestown to knock out today’s 6 miles, ’cause I’m a man, baby, not a mouse. Plus, how could I not? Browsing today showed me that one of … Continue reading Running rule number 1