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Archive for November, 2011


Trust is not something that should be given OR taken away without a very, very good reason.

The Nod, and When Running

"The Nod" is something men seem to understand. "The Nod" is the way we recognize each other, say "hello" without goofily waving our hands in the air like a schoolgirl, and it demonstrates many things, including respect, an understanding, acknowledgment, etc. Women don't seem to understand the nod, or for whatever reason, choose not to […]

Great little post on one of the limitations in scrolling in a browser by Tim Bray. I hate what he's talking about. It happens all the time. If web pages can't be made to extend perhaps a browser could optionally show you a line or something for a few seconds when you hit space bar […]

How Serious am I About Running?

Carey asked me how serious I am about running. I'd been thinking about this a fair amount lately, so I had a ready answer. My primary goals are to have fun and to be healthier. At this point, having just finished Week 4 Day 1 of C25K, I still think running on the road is […]

GPS Software for Mac OS X

While SportTracks is king in Windows land, there seem to be two available for Mac OS X: Ascent looks pretty nifty but also doesn't seem to be updated frequently. Though if you look at the release notes, 1.11.8 was updated on October 11, 2011, which isn't that long ago. Their forum really doesn't give any […]

Running Form Videos

Skip to 5:44 if you want the basics:

Running can Help Your Knees?

From the NY Times in 2009: An important 2008 study, this one from Stanford University, followed middle-aged, longtime distance runners (not necessarily marathoners) for nearly 20 years, beginning in 1984, when most were in their 50s or 60s. At that time, 6.7 percent of the runners had creaky, mildly arthritic knees, while none of an […]

Running Form and 100 Up Training

A mini brain dump on running form, something that I've found fairly interesting as of late… 1. Good article on 100 Up training. It sounds like something I can do on my off days from Couch to 5K. 2. An article from Running Times on stride length, the "pawback" move, and running form in general. […]

Fall TV Shows You Like?

Anyone got any new TV shows they like? For example, I currently have eight old episodes of Prime Suspect. Can't make myself watch them. I've heard good things, but… I'm getting tired of watching House. Every week it's the same: six or eight missed diagnoses and then magically as the patient is nearly dead, the […]

Good stuff.

Sidney Crosby’s Return

Oh my. 2+2, 1st star of the game, 5-0.

Finished Born to Run

First, I'd like to thank Tim for mentioning "Born to Run" in the comments of my first "Couch to 5K" post. I read the book and found it interesting. I powered through the book in about four different sessions ((Reading for pleasure is a privilege I don't get as often as I'd like.)). Though reviews […]

Current Running Pace

I tracked my run yesterday with RunKeeper. It appears that I walk at about a 13 minute mile pace. I run - or jog, at least - at about 8:15 or so. I'm a bit disappointed, but frankly, I could run faster and will run faster when my cardiovascular system gets kicked up a bit. […]

Good Motion (+ Shank)

Right elbow could flex a little faster. Few other little things. But otherwise I'm very pleased.

So the word lately among the long-time Mac folk is that the Steve Jobs biography - a book I'll get to in a few weeks if I'm lucky - isn't great. It's simply not written for me, it's intended for others, I'm hearing. If you've read it, what do you think? Is this assessment accurate? […]