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Stuck on repeat

Q: What song is stuck in your head (or on permanent rotation in your CD or MP3 player) these days? Why does it speak to you?

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Make of that what you will.

(Also, Plinky has lost its ability to post directly to this blog. Yet another thing broken here, which is adding to my need to tear it down and rebuild. Again.)

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And then there was the time…

And then there was the time I was a secret agent and hurriedly changed clothes in a fetid underground train station bathroom before joining my double agent girlfriend on the train to…somewhere.

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Giving it all away

Q: You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?



A: Equally spread between:

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Mid-season training update

It’s time for a mid-season training update!

Well, the biggest news of my training so far is that I’ve (rather unexpectedly) registered for the full marathon. I’d planned on doing the half, but since I’ve done four of those I thought it might be a good idea to try a new challenge.

With a longer training season than last year (the race is June 2, where last year’s was in early May) it turns out that I’ve been doing roughly the same distances on weekend regional runs as a year ago. That’s about to change, though; I did twelve very hilly miles this past weekend (vs. ten last year) and in the next few weeks my training runs will go past the 13.1 mile mark that represents the longest distance I’ve ever run. That said, training has been going pretty well. Not great, not fantastic, but pretty well.

I think I’ll be ready to run my first (and, likely, last) full marathon by June. And if I’m not, I can drop back to the half at registration the day before.

My fundraising board, over there on the right, is actually somewhat misleading; my fundraising obligation is less than shown because I’m a TNT alum and because we’re arranging our own travel to San Diego. I’ve raised $415 through very generous donations from family and friends (check out the hall of fame!) and I have more than enough coming in through corporate matches to fill out my $1,950 goal. That said, LLS is a very worthy cause – and a great tax deduction – so I’d still really appreciate your support. If you are considering a donation, please make it through our Team Quatchi page.

GO TEAM!

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I’m not crazy

Q: Which song most aptly describes your life?



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