>Off the Beaten Path>you can't make this stuff up part III
The second one is the b spline.
(this is another incredibly obscure joke for bhearn and math/CS-heads who will probably never see it)
A Dance with Monkeys
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013
Boston Marathon 21 April 2014
Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014
Menace to Sobriety
I had a friend in college who had a similar tale. Some sort of abdominal surgery when she was a teen discovered that she had absorbed a twin in-utero. That knowledge would give me nightmares for the rest of my days, I'd think.
Globule, I think the book was titled "The Dark Half," maybe...
Needs more cowbell!
Then there's this...
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Just Happy to Run
Which book? I've read 'em all (nearly), and I don't remember this.
MTA: Ok, I kind of remember something like this, but I still can't remember which book.
Bring it on.
Best Present Ever
As reported on my morning newscast:
People who sit at work all day risk a 50% higher chance of death than those who stand. And working out doesn't help. If you sit all day, 50% higher.
Methinks this is bovine feces. We all "risk" a 100% chance of death. Dead's dead.
(clearly the person who wrote up the story skipped a chunk of an important sentence from the report off the wire)
poorly written, true. it's not that working out doesn't help, it's that controlling for exercise and other factors, being sedentary increased the risk of death during the time of the study. so even if you work out, you shouldn't sit on your *ss all day long. this was of interest to me, since after I run, I sit for most of the rest of the day.