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?
a sums & pieces for 28 Jul 02015
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Keyboard clacking and the purr of a white noise generator.
a sums & pieces for 27 Jul 02015
Hackable Summer, Part 1

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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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Watership Down (15.2) Silflay Etc.

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As a children’s book there is an innocence that ripples through the darkest aspects of the tale.

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Probably thinking a lot about dogs. Inside of a month it's going to be our tenth anniversary of being dog owners.
a sums & pieces for 26 Jul 02015
With a new pickup truck and a (nearly) eight year old daughter, it's probably (regrettably and embarrassingly) something from the Taylor Swift catalog.
a sums & pieces for 22 Jul 02015
A Cautious 6k

Yesterday felt ok. I did some stretches at my desk to work out the lingering tightness in my legs, took a couple long-ish walking coffee breaks to keep things loose, and didn’t push too far on anything requiring range of motion. By six o’clock I was feeling game to try a short run. I also figured it was probably a good excuse to break out a new pair of runners, and since I’ve been stashing my last set of Mizuno Wave Elixirs for over a year now, just looking for any old excuse to get them dirty, it didn’t take much convincing to call “fresh cushioning” and do the official unboxing. I joined a few of the gang for a casual six klick, mixed surface run and twelve hours later everything is feeling steady. Hills tonight?

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