Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Training for Trails

So, I've been dutifully training for my Tashka Trail Run this December, and I've been getting a fair amount of miles in on actual trails instead of on roads. But trail running is really different than road running. Here are a few fun things I've learned so far:

  1. No matter how tired you are, you can always run faster when you see a snake
  2. No matter how hard I try to be graceful, I will always look like a retarded duck when running down steep hills (arms flapping uselessly while I hop from foot to foot trying not to face-plant)
  3. Derek is freaking fast
  4. Up-hill sucks.Wait. That's the same for road running... so was #4...
  5. I may be slow, but I can outrun overweight mountain bikers
  6. Blisters happen a lot faster

Okay, so I haven't really learned that much new stuff. But it's been fun. Except for the blisters part. And that snake. And those hills.

Why am I doing this again?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fall Schedule

This fall should be my last semester as a graduate student at UA SLIS. And just like I did with my last semester as an undergrad at USC, I've already packed it full. Eesh. Should be more fun than undergrad though. Here's my line up:

August 23: SLIS Orientation to recruit new ASIS&T and SAC members
August 27-Sept 5: WFR in Brevard, NC
October 5-9: SC/MLA Conference in Augusta, Georgia
October 22-24: Rock N Roll Half Marathon in St. Louis, Missouri
October 28: Freaky Friday 8K in Alabama (maybe)
November 13: Couch to 5K in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
December 10: Tashka Trail 50K in Coker, Alabama

Oh, and then there's those silly 'attending classes' and 'going to work' things...

I might be just a little crazy.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Titty Pictures

When my oldest niece, Lucy, was just learning how to talk - she would pronounce all K's a T's. It made for some entertaining moments whenever she saw a kitty. I won't even mention how she pronounced "Falcon" - loved the look on my brother's face when she called that one out for the first time :)

So, here are some titty pictures for ya!