Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trail running

I've been running a lot for over two years now.  Mostly along the bay and in neighborhood streets, both in the East Bay and in the peninsula.  A couple times along beaches (Ocean beach and Point Reyes).  It clears your head.

I changed it up today and went running on one of my favorite hiking trails in the Santa Cruz mountains off Skyline Rd (Blvd?).  And no music and no timing.  Much more refreshing, and a lot more green to see.  And it was a lot more fun---about the running and not some goal.  Although I ran out of breath a few times going uphill at altitude, I felt far better afterward than when running on flat ground, which I've been getting bored with.

But I need better shoes for this.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I finished another revision on the thesis, incorporating another round of feedback.  It took three weeks.  The biggest timesink: changing one word that is in the title, as it appears throughout the thesis.  Again, very anti-climactic.

I was more excited to go to the gym after emailing it out.