Today I ran my normal route, which is about 5 miles. Although my knee is still sore, it feels good to be back to a regular routine. I think if I am careful to not twist my knee (in other words, just run straight) then I won’t re-injure myself. Now that I am putting on miles again, my appetite has grown again.

Which is a good thing.

Now I can eat and drink without fear!

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Noodling Around on the Guitar

This past “bachelor summer” I bought an inexpensive classical guitar for myself to play. I haven’t really played guitar before (I’ve played keyboard and bass a bit), but Koa has taken a year of lessons and it looked so fun and sounded great. I thought I could have some fun noodling around on the guitar too. And yes, after watching…


Just returned from a 4.4 mile run. There is a huge storm coming tomorrow so I wanted to get a run in this evening. When I left the house it was barely drizzling but after about 5 minutes, I was running in the rain. I splashed through a few puddles and got my feet soaked. I thought it would suck.

But it was so fun!

I felt like a kid playing in the rain.

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Running Machine

One common thought that enters my mind as I am running my daily route is a kind of fun way to think of how my mind and body are related. In Haruki Murakami’s book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Vintage International), he compared the human body to a beast of burden, in that if you stress…