running (trail) 1:01:14 7.79 mi (7:52 / mi) +33m7:45 / mi ahr:137 max:151 weight:168lbs shoes: Saucony Lancer
can't wait to have a little girl in my life again. it will be nice to have someone whose greatest desire is to hurt my feelings in the most insidious way possible, so as to make me less naive and idealistic about the world; someone to realize that no actions on her part can make me less naive and idealistic about the world given the accepted views of what it means to be naive and idealistic. Naturally, I would prefer to find a woman who sees my way of seeing the world as practical and realistic as opposed to naive and idealistic. However, I am not sure that's possible at this time.
first appointment with the physical therapist here at UCSB (her name is Liz). went great. Liz confirmed all my suspicions about the way that my life-long problems with my spine (lack of natural curve in the thoracic spine and some scoliosis) have recently brought about an imbalance between the right side of my body (which is currently weak and poorly aligned) and the left side of my body (which is currently tight and much stronger than the right side). Liz gave me specific exercises to strengthen my right side, to stretch my left side and to relieve and prevent pain and inflammation in my right wrist.
Orienteering58:52 4.6 km (12:48 / km) +75m11:50 / km ahr:117 max:149 shoes: VJ Sticky
setting the controls.
Orienteering37:33 4.6 km (8:10 / km) +54m7:43 / km ahr:129 max:151 shoes: VJ Sticky
picking up the controls.
the second installment of the Atomic Orienteering Club spring training went well. Mark completed the short course and Jamie - the long. Next steps: to get my fellow physics grad students to watch Tiomila and to come to a LAOC meet with me.