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So…this is happening tomorrow.

So…this is happening tomorrow.

I figured that since my first year of teaching is going to be insanely busy, really effing hard, and completely exhausting, I should have something going on outside of school. I’m not sure when exactly I convinced myself that training for a half marathon would be a good idea, but I did. In November I’m running the Philadelphia Half Marathon. So, it’s probably about time to unpack my sweet kicks and hit the pavement.
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I figured that since my first year of teaching is going to be insanely busy, really effing hard, and completely exhausting, I should have something going on outside of school. I’m not sure when exactly I convinced myself that training for a half marathon would be a good idea, but I did. In November I’m running the Philadelphia Half Marathon. So, it’s probably about time to unpack my sweet kicks and hit the pavement.

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Evidence suggests a strong correlation between flashiness of sunglasses and enjoyment of a run.  

Evidence suggests a strong correlation between flashiness of sunglasses and enjoyment of a run.  

The race was over. I didn’t drown, didn’t get a flat, didn’t get stung by a vicious jellyfish. No ferocious bear hurled himself at me, and I wasn’t stung by wasps, or hit by lightning. And my wife, waiting at the finish line, didn’t discover some unpleasant truth about me. Instead, she greeted my with a smile. Thank goodness.

Haruki Murakami, on completing the Murakami Triathlon

You know how Nike use the catch phrase “just do it”? Well, saying/thinking that never really inspired me. But I just finished What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and I think that the above quote is the Murakami, long-winded version of “just do it.” And this works for me. (Though I doubt it’s as easily repeated while on a long run.)

thoughts on yesterday’s run

Going for a run on Humboldt Blvd on a beautiful day can only be counterproductive. Running by all those people grillin’ and chillin’ in lawn chairs, drinking beers, and watching their kids run around with firecrackers/water guns makes me want to be lazy, to the max.

My best friend’s roommate has nicknamed me GEC. That’s Gay Emergency Contact (blurry photo of actual emergency contact list hanging in their apartment shown above). I’m really very good at gay emergencies. If you ever have one - and I sincerely hope that you don’t - feel free to contact me.
Also, since it’s Pride weekend here in Chicago I just want to say that:
1. NY passing the same sex marriage bill is amazing, and makes me so happy. I just wish that the rest of the country would get on the ball and give everyone the rights, that are, well…their right.
2. This morning I did the Proud to Run 10k*. The run benefits the Pride Youth Program and Gerber/Hart Library, two great LGBTQ organizations. If you want to donate you can do so right here.
___________________________________________*A great run and, bonus, I got to hang out with some friends I haven’t seen in a long time and I beat my pace goal by 18 seconds! 

My best friend’s roommate has nicknamed me GEC. That’s Gay Emergency Contact (blurry photo of actual emergency contact list hanging in their apartment shown above). I’m really very good at gay emergencies. If you ever have one - and I sincerely hope that you don’t - feel free to contact me.

Also, since it’s Pride weekend here in Chicago I just want to say that:

1. NY passing the same sex marriage bill is amazing, and makes me so happy. I just wish that the rest of the country would get on the ball and give everyone the rights, that are, well…their right.

2. This morning I did the Proud to Run 10k*. The run benefits the Pride Youth Program and Gerber/Hart Library, two great LGBTQ organizations. If you want to donate you can do so right here.

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*A great run and, bonus, I got to hang out with some friends I haven’t seen in a long time and I beat my pace goal by 18 seconds! 

I think I’ve got a pretty well-balanced weekend scheduled here.

Saturday, March 26, 20115mi runBeekeeping classw/ Corey 10-2pmZine Fest -> til 5pm (to see this lady)SS @ Chicago Theater8pm
Sunday, March 27, 2011stay homedrink coffeeread books

I think I’ve got a pretty well-balanced weekend scheduled here.

Saturday, March 26, 2011
5mi run
Beekeeping class
w/ Corey 10-2pm
Zine Fest -> til 5pm (to see this lady)
SS @ Chicago Theater
8pm

Sunday, March 27, 2011
stay home
drink coffee
read books

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