Back In My Saucony’s

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
-Dr. Seuss

Globetrotter. Runner. Adventurer.

Just learned: Jack Daniels created the chips we run on at Stanford. The first week I visited WVTC, everyone was talking about “the chips.” Newly redone…felt like running on the beach. After about a month, they will be packed down, and our times will pick up. Why run on chips? Less injuries.  YES.

Chips
Chips at Stanford

Of course, after eating at all these potlucks (hello, St Patty’s day) and dinners galore (thanks Rich, Andrea, Jenn and Matt!), running is much needed.

St. Patty's Potluck
St. Patty’s Potluck

The last time I ran on a track before getting sesamoiditis was December 17, 2011.  Boston University Mini Meet (GBTC’s first indoor meet of the season).  3,000 m.  Time of 11:25.2   I had to put aside my running shoes (doctors orders) and bought a swimsuit, cap, goggles, and about 4 swim lessons after my coach told me I had to keep up my cardio and swimming is the best for that.  Water, pool, laps – OH NO.  “How exactly do you breathe when you swim?” was probably one of my first questions to my college-aged instructor.  Even though I’ll have this condition for the rest of my life, I feel fortunate to now know how to swim laps in the pool.  That said, I’ve decided to take an intro to masters swimming class.  Might as well turn into a real Californian.  Goal: triathalon one of these days.  Just gotta work on the bike.

pool
Eagles Pool

Christy and Bruce came to WVTC – was good to have some fellow GBTCers in the Bay area!  Yay, Boston runners.  And my friend Sue took me to the Dish one day – “wait, it’s actually a dish?!”  Yep.

Time has flown. Beautiful weekend and journeyed up to SF today (didn’t know until a few weeks ago that one shouldn’t say “San Fran”).  You’re supposed to say “SF,” “San Francisco,” or “the city.”  Hmm…  Had tea and caught up with Josh from my Ektron days at The Creamery.

The Creamery
The Creamery

Always good chatting about the WCM space.  Technology is evolving and it’s cool to see companies like Ektron and Box have exponential growth and be forward-thinking and constantly innovating – it’s awesome to be in this field, to have grown up in it, and to see it transform every day. Just awesome.  🙂

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