Crawl Across the Ocean

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sun Run 2008

Last year's Sun Run post (which explains what the Sun Run is, among other things), is here.

My goal for this year was to beat last year's time of 58:22 for the 10k. I signed up for the InTraining clinic where you go for a group run once a week and there is a set training program to follow which includes 2 other runs per week. I didn't follow the program too closely but I did manage 2 or 3 runs a week over the 13 week training program. Although the Intraining course didn't meet my secondary objective - meeting a cute, local, (on-the-road-to-being)fit, single woman :), it did pretty well with the primary objective as by my unofficial stopwatch estimate, my time for this year was around 46:45.

And no, I didn't knit the socks myself, I won them in a draw...

Update: Sacha improved his time from last year as well. No word on any secondary objectives.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Becoming Better Off Without Using More Energy

In lieu of having anything interesting to say myself, I direct you to this interesting essay by John Quiggin on how we can increase our living standards in a sustainable manner.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

File under: Organizations I had never heard of until I ended up taking a class at their local Vancouver HQ

The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, aka Rosicrucian Order.

It's a big strange world out there.