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Baristing

3 days ago ... Trying to find something to say about my pending race, because I feel like there should be words here for it. 50 miles is a long way, longĀ ...

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  • Outliers and Us

    baristing.blogspot.com 22 Aug '14, 10pm

    Thing about which I'm thinking today: There's a general assumption in the weightlifting community that even very serious hobbyists ought not follow the training plans of the drugged up genetic elite, being that they're neither of those things. (Assuming they are neither. Steroids chan...

  • A damned dozen

    baristing.blogspot.com 14 Aug '14, 9pm

    I wrote, post stress fracture(s), that my ferritin level was low. It is, as of yesterday, 12. Which is pretty awful still. Not any better, in fact, than what it was. This is frustrating for the obvious reasons that it would be. But it's oddly encouraging to think I've managed some not...

  • Longs run

    baristing.blogspot.com 02 Aug '14, 1am

    (Note: Places and distances are as best I can recall. I didn't bring a map, because I was dumb, and I'm not looking at one now, because I still am.) Longs Peak is not named for the duration of the climb, which is not really that bad in any case. Walking the entire way, I stood on a bo...

  • Up and down

    baristing.blogspot.com 01 Aug '14, 4am

    I went up a mountain today at a hard pace, and then back down it somewhat recklessly. I laughed multiple times, the bliss bubbling out, and perhaps this is bad to say, but was nearly moved to the point of tears while screaming down a narrow rock path, on which both sides were snow cov...

  • Things I have done and am not doing.

    baristing.blogspot.com 25 Jun '14, 3am

    Our office carpet is being replaced, and the adhesive which was under it ground away with some industrial... thing. Like sandpaper, only it spins, and is attached to a three foot tall engine. The refuse is yellow and fine. It smells noxious and as if it could, if ingested in sufficien...

  • Slowly, Surely

    baristing.blogspot.com 26 May '14, 9pm

    We're getting there. Slowly, I say, but I know better. At least, I know that "slowly" is a relative term, and it could certainly be slower. Could certainly have been a bone sticking out of my leg, blood everywhere, surgery to follow, with months to get back. It ain't that. So, I try n...

  • Traipsing

    baristing.blogspot.com 06 Aug '14, 4am

    Whether we evolved as running creatures is an interesting debate largely because it is both of those things - interesting, and a debate. That we're evolved as bipedal apes, capable of covering prolific distances on our two feet, is not so contested. So perhaps "Born to Run" is presump...

  • Eisenhower Marathon Race Report and General Bitching

    baristing.blogspot.com 12 Apr '14, 8pm

    I'm not mad. I'm just disappointed. I don't believe my parents ever said this exact thing, but it does float around our collective social vocabulary. And it fits, in this case. To get it out the way, 3:21:something. I don't care to wait until I get an official time, so this will suffi...

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