Monthly Archives: August 2013

August and September


Dear August,

I’m not too sure what just happened there…I blinked, and it’s September?!? You kicked off with a week of vacation, and suddenly it’s Labor Day! Well, vacation was great, anyhow.┬áLet’s do it again sometime,



Dear September,

I didn’t want to hurt August’s feelings, but we have some work to do. The truth is, August was full of work stress and insomnia, and kind of sucked. We need to find a better way to recover from the fraught social interactions at work (and many of the non-fraught ones, if we’re being strictly honest). (Running, are you listening? This job might be too big for you. Don’t go away though, the situation would probably be critical without you.)

Anyhow, I have a few half-baked thoughts involving better relaxation techniques and distraction from the post-work hamster-wheeling. Let’s work on it a bit this weekend, okay?



Different Results



Well, the July Something-Drastic experiment was a huge success. I ran 20 days, 61.2 miles. Note to self: there is something about planning to do something Every Day that works for me. There’s no way to say ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’, a missed day is a missed day. I have to accept a missed day or suck it up and do it. I can think of a few other things I should apply this philosophy to…

Also: I remembered that I actually like running. Funny that it only took a month for me to get to the point where I was bummed if I missed a day.