Farting Dogs and Rotten Fish

November 18, 2015

It’s rare that I write about candy, but I can’t resist sharing this story.

Let me introduce you to my friend Martin. I met Martin through stair racing, so it’s appropriate that is picture was taken on the roof, after our 54-story stair race last weekend. Martin is speedy, too – he finished 3rd overall! (I finished 41st, out of 166.)

David Martin rooftop

Martin is Danish, and came all the way from Denmark to compete in this race. And he brought me a very thoughtful, completely awesome gift! Read the rest of this entry »

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Fun With Maps: How Far is 1,500 Miles?

April 15, 2015

Put your nerd hats on, folks, because this post is filled with evidence of my nerdiness. (I never take my nerd hat off, by the way.)

Last week, when I was having a hard time, I promised myself that I would go running. It felt great – I ran 2.6 miles and climbed 68 floors of stairs at a local parking garage. (The garage isn’t 68 stories tall, it’s four. I ran it 14 times.) The run felt great, and afterward, I posted this photo on social media:

david-after-run

In addition to providing a much needed boost to my emotional state, that run turned out to be a milestone run. Those 2.6 miles pushed me across a major threshold: Read the rest of this entry »