Don’t Call Me A Techie

It took me three weeks but I finally figured out how to program the garage door opener that is built into the truck. It involved pressing the correct three buttons for the exact set amount of time, holding the existing remote the exact right distance and orientation from the truck buttons, and muttering an incantation of some kind… or maybe that was just me cursing under my breath. It seems like a minor victory, yes, but now at least one of those fancy buttons on my console does something besides turning on the radio.

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Unrun, Version Too Many Point Lots

I’m starting to get increasingly irritated at whatever is sidelining me, lately. Here I am, after crashing out on the Sunday long run, Wednesday evening and my legs are still achy and feeling tender. I know: a few days off shouldn’t bug me, but… GRRR! Just GRRR! Hydrating. Medicating. Massaging and rolling. Rest. Heat. Stretching. Nothing seems to have any real impact. Perhaps I’ll just take up competitive whinging.

Go Fetch Yourself an Explanation

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[ 29 Jul 02015 | 18 views | 5 minutes of your time ]

…because no one really considered me a “truck person.”

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Watership Down (15.3) Coincidental Rabbits

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[ 28 Jul 02015 | 23 views | 2 minutes of your time ]

Tho their prospects are pretty grim…

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When they've tried the wrong way a dozen times and are pulling out their hair, just nonchalantly do it the right way... assuming you know how... otherwise, why are you trying to teach someone else?
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Keyboard clacking and the purr of a white noise generator.
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Hackable Summer, Part 1

featured | running | sport & fitness 

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Some simple mental reprogramming that can go a long way…

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27 Jul 02015 at ten past twelve pm
Not Quite Uncramped

I was feeling pretty good at about 7:30 Sunday morning when I was standing at back of my parked truck contemplating the planned 20 klick run with the gang. I’d had some tightness in my calf a couple days previous –lingering pains from last week’s sciatic flare-ups, I assumed– but all felt good in the cool perfect-run-weather morning as we set off. Some light trails, some short climbs, and we plodded along chatting and keeping a reasonable pace that wouldn’t have set any records but was feeling strong and steady. At ten klicks I would have told you I could have run a marathon. At eleven, breaching the top of a short hill I was pondering the pulling feeling in my calves. At eleven and a half, that same calf had cramped up like a rubber band in a blender, and even the standing-still weight was borderline unbearable. At the furthest point and turnaround of our run I waved my crew off and called for a pickup, riding home in the passenger seat feeling sapped and sorry for myself… and pondering another few days off. Damn.

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