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Temporary Markers (3.5 miles)

Right now, I’ve been unhappy with teaching.  I don’t know if it’s an early mid-life crisis or an existential crisis, but lately I’ve been feeling less and less satisfied with my job; not dissatisfied as in bored, but as in … Continue reading

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Quoting Murakami, pt. 2

I realized that after naming this blog after Murakami’s book, I haven’t posted a quote from his writing in a very long time.  So this is in honor of the end of Spring break, and my somewhat-dreaded return to the … Continue reading

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Finally, a Long Run! (10 miles)

Since I blew out my achilles tendon on January 25th during my 17 mile run to school, I haven’t done anything that I would consider a long run.  The farthest I ran in February was 6.7 miles, and the farthest … Continue reading

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Quoting Murakami, pt. 1

“Even if, seen from the outside, or from some higher vantage point, this sort of life looks pointless and futile, or even extremely inefficient, it doesn’t bother me. Maybe it’s some pointless act like, as I’ve said before, pouring water … Continue reading

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Russ Roberts v. The Treadmill

I love to run.  I hate running on a treadmill.  Absolutely, positively loathe, despise, and (every other negative emotional verb that you can possibly imagine) running on a treadmill.  Perhaps it’s because a treadmill was how I started running: those … Continue reading

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The Why and Wherefor

I started running about four years ago, but for the last few months I’ve felt an intense desire to write about my experience running.  If nothing else, this page will give my friends and co-workers some relief from having to … Continue reading

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