Running

As A Runner

April 16, 2013
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As A Runner

As a runner, I’ve had to deal with many things involving injury and even death over the years. When I was in Japan, I had to be careful to remember to carry my ID with me AT ALL TIMES. When I was running at night through the rice fields, I had to watch out...
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Running Progress

October 19, 2012
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Running Progress

I’ve been keeping my runs under 10 km for the last few months. The reason is two-fold: I’m back on the Vibram Fivefingers and not eager to repeat a stress fracture; I’ve been trying to keep a flexible schedule for work and life, and keeping my runs short (as opposed to a 20+ mile...
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The Flaw in Staying Healthy

July 26, 2012
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The Flaw in Staying Healthy

I have a problem. It’s one I’ve faced many times before for different reasons. When I was working on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska for a summer between semesters, I found myself running 8+ miles daily and avoiding unhealthy food at all costs; this included beer and salty snacks. As far as the other...
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TMTS

July 15, 2012
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TMTS

I need to be extremely careful in the coming weeks so as to avoid injury. My last serious workout in San Francisco was Fleet Feet’s Divis Up or Shut Up challenge in the Marina, which left my legs sore for three days… I still hope to do a few more loops in October to...
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Running Progress

July 9, 2012
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Running Progress

Since returning from Korea, I’ve gone through quite the ups and downs in terms of training. I was in decent 10-miler shape when I landed in San Francisco, and having those massive hills to scale certainly helped improve my fitness. I kept up running in my Vibram Fivefingers and Sir Isaac Newtons for a...
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Not Quite Myself

January 18, 2012
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I was just rejected from a job application I was really hoping to go through. Although I’m certainly no stranger to rejection, it’s been hitting me rather hard this month. It’s been three months since I returned from South Korea, and I feel like I’ve been going through the motions of life rather than...
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Korean Running Culture

October 5, 2011
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Korean Running Culture

So… Korea. Great country for mountain climbing and hiking. Not the most enthusiastic when it comes to running. That’s not to say I haven’t enjoyed a few races during my year here. It’s just Korea isn’t really built for running; jogging in urban areas is annoying outside of the approved paths. Although there are...
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Healthy Living

June 24, 2011
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As I’ve said and implied many times before, I am a beast of the hoof: if my legs or feet are permanently incapacitated for some reason, there’s no point in continuing to live. Although I’m far from that stage, I have had some setbacks this month. My trip to Ulleungdo and Dokdo left me...
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Greatest Fears

March 18, 2011
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Naturally, for one who has spent a great deal of time abroad, I have many recurring fears involving being thrown into unfamiliar potentially dangerous situations. But perhaps my most prevalent worry is being dependent on others, especially my family. Although I generally enjoy spending time with friends and crashing at home on occasion to...
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Where I Am, Running-Wise

October 30, 2010
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I haven’t blogged about running in a while. For someone who claims to be a runner first, and a traveler seconder, I haven’t been fulfilling my obligations. Maybe that should be a Facebook profile option: “Who are you? Runner, traveler, writer, lover, fighter, sleeper, preacher…?” Interests are one thing, but how do you define...
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