happy to be alive

Yesterday was my 35th birthday. I have to say, it was the best one yet. Maybe it was because I had so many other things to celebrate this time — like the fact that my partner’s property miraculously remained safe after a raging wildfire threatened to destroy everything he spent the past year and a […]

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Turn and face the strange

Happy Good Friday and almost Easter. I’m just coming off a little break from blogging. Call it winter hibernation. Actually, I did intend to write sooner. Initially about my goals for this year. And then about how my main goal was to be less competitive. But then, time passed and I realized I’m already not […]

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Why I asked Obama to Pardon Snowden

This may be a little off-topic for a running blog, but I think it’s important enough to write about. But first, I want to start by celebrating some GREAT NEWS! My name was drawn in the lottery for Gorge Waterfalls 50k in April! I’m super stoked for the opportunity to run in what looks like […]

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Nothing is so much to be feared as fear

I was really inspired by this video. Like everyone else, I read Eat, Pray, Love. I read it in Costa Rica right after I had resigned from my secure-ish ivy research job in favor of a life of constant uncertainty and steadily dwindling funds chasing my dreams. I really admired the courage she, and so many […]

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