I tend to start my years mentally in September, coinciding with the academic year. I leave the true Gregorian new years for reflecting on what’s happened in the year just ending.
Studying this week has negatively impacted my prose ability, but nonetheless, 2015 was great.
Continue reading The Old Year’s Resolution
My favorite (totally subjective) method to measure running intensity: listen to music and think if it sounds too fast. If familiar and regular beats sound like they’re going faster than I remember them to be, that means my brain isn’t running up to speed and my heart isn’t pounding hard enough. Continue reading Random Running Metrics
This weekend in Boston, I ran my first half marathon (1:49:13, 8:20 pace), thought about ghosts along the way, and threw up at the end. Continue reading On half marathons and ghosts
Call me a wimp, but a flesh wound to my left pinky has crippled me for an entire week and counting. Continue reading A crippling finger wound
If there was one thing for me to continue from last year (i.e. this blog’s work), it had to be nature photography. Obviously, living in New York City offers many perks, but easy access to nature is not one of them. Central Park is my one respite, a 0.8 mile run up 7 avenues from campus, so I started going pretty darn often. Continue reading Phases of Central Park
So yup, I biked 64 miles around Santa Barbara and it’s neighboring cities, along the beaches, through the foothills, downtown, uptown, through a mountainside neighborhood, and then some. It took 5.5 hours. I purportedly burned 2200 calories. It was longer than my previous longest two bike rides combined (37 mi and 26 mi), and I kind of can’t believe I pulled it off. Continue reading The absurd 64-mile bike ride