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I’m not dead. Just saying. Though I hate format crossing, here’s the twitter update of what I’ve been up to since I last posted:

Since last post, got Master’s, started job hunt, ran 2nd Boston Marathon with Caitie, it ruled, will run Disney and Boston next year I think, Started 2nd blog (see link)

The second blog is also through wordpress, and it’s called “IMovedInWithMyGirlfriend” Check it out sometime to see what I’m up to. If you couldn’t tell, I moved in with my girlfriend.

I also have about 600 weekly recs to catch up on. Some of them include:

The Boston Marathon. Yeah I ran it

Ryan Keough – hilarious comedian out of Connecticut. Our dads went to high school together. We went to high school together. We’re considering adopting a son so he can go to high school together.

The Red Sox – They are playing again.

A-Rod – Throw rocks at him, he sucks.

Roger Clemens – See “A-Rod” above.

The Seals at the Aquarium – Amelia turns 24 today I think.

Trader Joe’s – I work there now. Stop by and visit. Buy stuff from there. They treat their employees and customers with dignity. And integrity. That’s their #1 Core Value, actually.

Steven Wilson’s Insurgentes album. It’s fantastic. His first “true” solo release, it basically ruled hardcore.But it’s not hardcore. It’s ambient/obscure pop/rock/nothingness/everything.

Kings of Leon’s Only By the Night – Late on the wagon on this one, but better late than never. Another album title in five syllables, this one is their most mature by far. It rules. Sit down and actually listen to the album as a whole, because when music was invented, it was meant to be listened to as a whole. Beautiful work.

Star Trek – Movie was awesome. Not even a trekkie.

The Ruins (the book) – Not sure why this is on here, really. I read it. All of it. From the beginning to the end. Maybe that’s why it’s on here? Still not sure.

…Those are just a few…

There are more, but I’ll try to come back to this soon. Hooray.

-New Guy at Work, Out

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Again, only one (belated) rec this week:

Justin and Caitie running the marathon!

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Take a break from drinking and smoking to cheer on these two as they run 26.2 miles through Boston.  Best of luck to them and all the others running the marathon.  You have to check w/ her, but i think you can still donate to their cause, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Image courtesy of katherineswitzer.com

Image courtesy of katherineswitzer.com

So I was just reading some old articles in Sports Illustrated’s archives about the marathon, and I came across the story of Kathy Switzer. Maybe I’m just too young, but I had never heard this and I think it’s really cool — especially as a young woman training for her first marathon.

Anyways, I guess Kathy Switzer entered the Boston Marathon in 1967 by completing her form as “K. Switzer” and getting a doctor to waive her mandatory physical exam. She ran with a bunch of guys on the Syracuse track team, including her then-boyfriend Tom Miller. About four miles into the race, the media truck drove by them and the photographers all immediately noticed Kathy, as she had made no effort to conceal her gender. Jock Semple, one of the race’s co-directors known for his short temper, jumped down and attacked Kathy, yelling “Get the hell out of my race and give me that number!” He tried to forcibly remove her from the race until Kathy’s boyfriend Tom (who was also a hammer-thrower at Syracuse) decked him and Kathy, as she puts it, “[ran] like hell.” She finished her first marathon in four hours and twenty minutes, went on to compete in eight more Boston Marathons and even ended up winning the New York marathon in 1974. She also joined the fight for women’s rights in athletics, fighting for women to be allowed into the Boston Marathon. (Hit the jump for more.) (more…)

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Hit the jump for what is, in my opinion, the best Boston Marathon ad campaign ever. I’m on the lookout for a better picture of this ad, so if you have one or know where I can find one, let me know. (I need to put it on my wall next to my training schedule!)

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