Life is an adventure. It’s a story that never ends. My goal is to keep that story interesting. I hope that I can accurately, and adequately, record and share as much of my story here.
This time, I thought: surely I’ll be more sure-footed this time; surely, I’ll be able to hang on for the Full Loop this time.
My first time “alpine running.” My first attempt at looping around Castle Peak. My first time almost dying on a run.
After running 13 loops on Saturday from 8am to 8pm, and walking (crawling?) 12 loops on Sunday between 8am and 12:30am… I don’t think I’ll be doing this again anytime soon.
The story behind a fastest known time across a swath of the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Virtual Boston Marathon 2020Notes from my first (and probably only) virtual marathon of the COVID era.
- Journal: Monday, August 24, 2020It’s been almost two months since my last entry. I haven’t been writing because I lost interest. This journal was supposed to track my “quarantine experience”. It was supposed to be short-lived. We’d “flatten the curve” (no one’s saying that anymore here), cases and deaths would drop, people’d get back to work. Life would return to some kind of post-COVID […]
- The Castle Peak Loop, Round 2This time, I thought: surely I’ll be more sure-footed this time; surely, I’ll be able to hang on for the Full Loop this time.
- Journal: Saturday, June 20, 2020 // Point MariahIn normal times, I’d be in Squaw Valley today. I’d be running my first skyrace: the Broken Arrow 52K (or 26K). It’s a race I wanted to do last year, with Jenny. But I delayed it to this year (with last summer’s focus being Jack & Jill). But while the race was cancelled this year, I found myself not too […]
- Journal: Friday, June 19, 2020Quarantine Day 94. It’s Juneteenth today. One thing that’s stuck with me over the years is something my 6th-grade homeroom teacher told me. I told her: “Racism still exists today.” She told me: “No, it doesn’t.” Quite forcefully and immediately too. I don’t remember the context of that conversation anymore. It’s been over two decades. Those two lines of conversation […]
- Journal: Sunday, June 14, 2020Well, putting together my last journal entry took a lot longer than expected. Because I’ve spent so much damn time putting together that post, I’ve been neglecting every day of this week. Here were some highlights.
- A Partial Castle Peak LoopMy first time “alpine running.” My first attempt at looping around Castle Peak. My first time almost dying on a run.
- Journal: Friday, June 5, 2020Quarantine Day 80. Today was a little different. LOL. First, as I closed out the day yesterday, I found a bug during final production testing. It turns out that a colleague had checked a few large changes that hadn’t been tested with a GPU. Fortunately, she was able to propose a fix that got everything working today. Unfortunately, the delay […]
- Journal: Wednesday, June 3, 2020Quarantine Day 78. It’s Global Running Day today. Strangely, it’s World Bicycle Day today, too. Not too much happened today, other than A tour of the Slow Streets Oakland streets near my apartment. Ever since its announcement a month or so ago, I’ve wanted to explore these no-thru-traffic streets. I finally got to do so today. And while the first […]
- Journal: Tuesday, June 2, 2020Quarantine Day 77. When this pandemic (and subsequent global quarantines) started, I only considered its economic effects. Things like unemployment, rent, housing prices, etc. In hindsight, the gap in this thinking is obvious: the sharpest social changes (both progressive and conservative) happen during the most severe economic upheavals.