Tuesday, October 25, 2011



Tanglewood Park Canopy

The Path the Tree and Me

Week of October 16, 2011:

Yoga: Saturday (post-run)

Week of October 23, 2011:

Bike: Tuesday

Run: Monday

Wildcard: Sunday walk in the park (literally!)

I’m having such a good week over here!  After a relaxing weekend, I am feeling much restored.  On Sunday, my friend Amutha and I went for a walk in one of the local parks, where we took these pictures (the first two are mine, and Amutha took that third picture with me in it).  It was my first time visiting Tanglewood Park, which was small but totally charming. It’s tucked into a quiet neighborhood, and it has a walking path that winds around the whole park.  And you can see in the photos above that it has all these wonderful tall trees and more varieties than the standard live oaks that I see all over campus.  After our walk, we bought smoothies at Jamba Juice and continued our discussion of important things.

(My friend James loves Jamba Juice, and I always think of him when I go there.  Hi, James!)

The weather has been perfect for being outside.  It’s not cool yet, but it’s really pleasant.  On Monday, I went for an easy run around my favorite short loop, mostly to shake out my legs after Saturday’s tempo run.  And today, I rode the bike to work, as usual.  The best part of this week, though, is the news that the tweaks I’ve made to my experimental protocol worked!  My new data look awesome, and I’m feeling encouraged by them.  It’s so much easier to stay motivated when it seems like things are working, and I’m grateful for the boost in energy and enthusiasm.

And now, I’m off to watch Twilight: New Moon so that I can describe more accurately why Twilight is a terrible example of “romance.”  Teenage girls really have the worst taste in men!  If I’m wrong about this Twilight movie, I will humbly eat my words in my next post.  But one more thing: I think “The Skin of a Killer” by Carter Burwell, which is part of the first Twilight movie’s soundtrack, is an incredible song.  So I reserve the right to enjoy certain artistic elements of the film without having to accept the silliness of the plot.


  1. mmmmmmmm.....Jamba. The Wife and I are attending a wedding in Chicago in a few weeks and I am most definitely getting some Jamba! Good to hear about your data! Life is always better when data behaves itself.

  2. Oh, have a great time in Chicago! I know we're both big fans of that city. I miss it so much this time of year.

    So...what's your current favorite Jamba treat? I got the Strawberry Nirvana after my walk in the park, and it was delightful.