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.
After this trip — the second in two weeks — I told a friend: “regular life is so boring now.” I said that while thinking: “wow, I get why people go on these epic runs every weekend.” It’s like a drug. There’s such an adrenaline rush climbing on rock. There’s…
(1) I almost died today. (2) Lucas Horan is a f’ing mountain goat. And (3) this one deserved a full writeup. My first attempt at looping around Castle Peak.
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.
- Journal: Sunday, June 21, 2020 // The Castle Peak Loop, Round 2After this trip — the second in two weeks — I told a friend: “regular life is so boring now.” I said that while thinking: “wow, I get why people go on these epic runs every weekend.” It’s like a drug. There’s such an adrenaline rush climbing on rock. There’s such a sense of total calm while admiring miles of […]
- 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.
- Journal: Sunday, June 7, 2020 // Partial Castle Peak Loop(1) I almost died today. (2) Lucas Horan is a f’ing mountain goat. And (3) this one deserved a full writeup. My first attempt at looping around Castle Peak.
- 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.
- Journal: Monday, June 1, 2020Quarantine Day 76. Because of the 8pm curfew, I now have to run in the morning. This morning, I decided that I needed to go finally run around the Pixar campus in Emeryville. Other than this, today was a pretty normal day. Mostly forgettable. One real moment today happened when my boss thought that my code did something that it […]
- Journal: Sunday, May 31, 2020Quarantine Day 75. Normally I would run at least one day of the weekend. Actually, normally I’d run both. Even through this quarantine, I’ve been running, albeit not as consistently or purposefully as I would, if it were “normal times.” But because of last weekend’s back-to-back 50-milers, I decided that I needed to take a complete rest week this week. […]