The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon taught me that I will probably avoid races in Southern California in future… not because it was bad, but because there’s not a lot of shade. And direct sunlight is not really my favorite thing when it comes to running 13 or so miles.
I used to be amongst the people who would have written off Pittsburgh as a spot to visit. I’m glad some friends persuaded me to give it a chance.
I can definitively say, I never would have made this without prompting… That being said! It’s really easy, the ingredients are simple (with a quick run to the nearest Asian market), and it’s a nice stovetop recipe that’s served cold — good for warmer months.
Living as a digital nomad means giving myself the time to actually live in a place, not just vacation there.
I was attracted to the Holiday Half Marathon & Ugly Sweater 5k by its date and location but also by the prospect of a big, shiny, extra medal! I mean, it’s dang pretty! And I’d been wanting to try one of these back to back challenges for quite some time.
The past 40 days have been a maelstrom of discomfort, curiosity, exploration, reflection, and camaraderie. I’m doing this because I can, but also because I want to see what it does to me.