Justice is what love looks like in public.
I flipped my site over last night to live officially at kraft.blog. In addition to being a more accurate domain name than “kraft.im”, it’s also a bit easier to say and share with folks.
No offense to the Isle of Man—the country for whom .im belongs—I’ve spread your fame far and wide in sharing my URL before. I’m still planning on visiting someday.
This site has always been a blog since it started in 2002. It seems to be a format I’m sticking with, so let’s call a spade a spade, eh?
V is pushing me to consolidate all of the various blogs I fiddle with into one. 🤔
Just registered for the 2018 @austinmarathon. 😱
I ran in the 2017 Austin Half-Marathon last weekend. I hadn’t done a distance race since the 2015 Austin Half as the final race in the 2014-2015 Austin Distance Challenge’s Half-Marathon track. That year, I was training for a full marathon, but the twin’s early birth and NICU detoured me to the half track, which still included three half-marathons (including one I ran while living at the hospital).
This year’s run was warm and muggy and, frankly, I forgot about all of the hills during training. If the 13.1 miles were just around the neighborhood, I think it would have been a pretty fine race, but with the hills and weather, I wasn’t ready for it. Mile 8-9.5 were pretty darn painful.
But, Clif gave out free gel shots and Austin Beerworks gave out shots of beer at mile 13, so I had enough pushing me forward. My time was right within a minute of the other times I ran that race solo.
The finisher’s medal had a removable ribbon and doubles as a belt buckle. I can’t say I wear belt buckles often, but I definitely did to church that evening. 😁
I’m toying with the idea of starting a running blog (or category here) to track building up to 26.2 miles.
Photo taken at: UT Turtle Pond
I feel like there is a solid current events metaphor here. Or five or fifty. Just going to let you, fine reader, pick your own.
Photo taken at: TownLake YMCA