"... there was some kind of connection between the capacity to love and the capacity to love *running*. The engineering was certainly the same: both depended on loosening your grip on your own desires, putting aside what you wanted and appreciating what you've got, being patient and forgiving and... undemanding...maybe we shouldn't be surprised that getting better at one could make you better at the other." ~ Born To Run by Christopher McDougall
I'm training for ultras! An ultramarathon is any distance longer than a marathon, and the distances are usually 50km, 50mi, 100km, and 100mi, though Candice Burt is going to be throwing three 200mi races in America. I've completed two 50km races, first on the trail, then on a paved path, and I entered the North Face Endurance Challenge Gore Tex 50 Mile race in Bear Mountain, but I dropped out after 41 miles. Probably going to post on Medium about it, what an adventure! Looking forward to the next one.
Running barefoot is one of the best ways to train good running form, and it feels fantastic! The foot evolved over a million years and is a marvel of engineering, which many runners have gone and locked in stiff boxes with a weird raise in the heel. The over-striding and heel-striking that this type of shoe encourages causes force peaks in the ankle, knee, and hip, leading to injury. Here is a central source of evidence on the matter.
"I've been using Vim for about 2 years now, mostly because I can't figure out how to exit it."
I've been writing my web dev stuff down for more than a hundred posts now! Watch me make silly mistakes and geek out to just about the nerdiest topics on the net! Search for a topic and you might get something I wrote about it! Read a bit and decide to get into programming, because if *I* can do it, anyone can!