Binge read Station Eleven over the past 3 days.
Usually when I wake up the next morning after finishing a good book I’m still thinking about it – this morning I wasn’t thinking about it. The story was entertaining, but I don’t think the characters were very developed – there was nothing intriguing about them – their only purpose was to move the story arc along.… continue reading
Good late afternoon run today. Just took the waist belt with 10oz of water and 2 gels for about 20 miles. Hit water fountains at Marquam Shelter, Top of Council Crest, [Drained the 10 oz bottle], Pittock Mansion – then stopped at the Thurman Market and bought a Coke and some salt + vinegar chips after popping out at Lower Macleay.… continue reading
I had that written on a journal cover when I was in college. Along with something about actualizing potential. That was a long time ago. I recently considered that on your way to ‘actualizing your potential’ and ‘becoming what you are’, you may actually become a horrible person.… continue reading
I kept thinking to myself going into Yakima skyline that “this might be the one that breaks me.” And I realized when the moment came to “be broken” – I realized that I had a choice. For some reason I thought it was something that was going to “happen to me.” And maybe in some cases – you can degrade slowly over time and that results in being broken, but I think that’s the rare case.… continue reading
Race vid from last year: Yakima Skyline Rim – 25/50k – 2014 from Project Talaria on Vimeo.
Executed the strategy (finish and not get hurt). Ran super conservatively. But couldn’t really pick it up so late in the race (and on the last climb) to make it under 9 hours (which seems ridiculous, but the climbs and the descents were both very technical and long).… continue reading
I knew who Tom was before we were friends. We shared a class, “Music of the Delta blues” at Maryland, we learned about the music of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. I remember Tom because he wore these big-heeled lumberjack boots.… continue reading
I have the mental map of every twist, turn, root, tree, hill, curve of the trail on this run.
Just 1 gel and a little water.
It was drizzling at Council Crest but I didn’t linger. Very muddy.… continue reading