So once again I have managed to translate myself, on foot, 26.2 miles. Why you ask? Because it was there. Though now there may be a further reason: a sub 5 hour time. Last time I finished in 5:22:44. This year I finished in…5:01:09. So close. I feel good about it though. I left everything I had on the course and suffered a near critical hip flexor failure at about mile 16. Continue reading “Leave It All on the Course”
Back in days of old there was a particular death of a particular man. In tribute I set a post to post at a certain date.
While said post will still post on that particular site, there is also here a post to be posted 8 years 3 months and 19 days from now.
Please plan accordingly.
Whether or not George Mallory actually said these words is, at this point, irrelevant. History has said that he said it and therefore he did. Regardless it is an accurate description of his attitude. It is an attitude that I have used for many of the things I have done in life. Most notably running.
So one of the things I’ve been trying to do this year is read more. I’ve never been opposed to reading, but my issue is that it always seemed to take me a lot longer to read than other people. Part of that is I often go through phases where I’ll read four several hours a day for a week, a month, three months…and then not read for an equally long time. Again, not because I’m opposed to it, just because, well, reasons.
But reading is like a lot like other activities: the more you do it, the better you get at it. So that’s what I’m trying to do, read more. Unlike a lot of others posting their reading lists I’m not out to get a specific number, or a specific genre. I’d like to just, well, read more.
So here’s where I stand: Continue reading “Reading List”
When you don’t want to buy what will they sell you?
So I’ve been on a bit of a crusade the last few weeks: to have zero interests.
No interests. No hobbies. Nothing. Why you ask?
If I only think you like me do you really like me?
When these cases are opened, the pen and ideas take flight. What is the story whose secret they keep? The stylus, calamus and quill are extensions of the hand and trace the precision of its movements. With the power of knowledge, they are the envied prerogative of the scholar, the scribe or writer. They address the intangible forces of the imagination and the word, capturing them in small lines of obedient signs whose victory lies in turning the memory of civilisations into history.
-Description of a Writing Case in the Louvre Abu Dhabi