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September, 2014

  1. What is the Perfect Day to Run?

    September 21, 2014 by pb&v

    About a month ago my mom and I started running again and she was telling me how she has such a hard time running in August because it’s just so unbearably hot and humid and it seems like it’s harder to run. As soon as she said that, I got a huge grin on my face because I knew EXACTLY what she was talking about.

    In high school I was on the school cross country team for 3 years. I wasn’t exactly the fastest runner (my fastest 5K being 25 minutes and 23 seconds), but I enjoyed it and at least managed to make it through all the races. Over the course of these 3 years I noticed that my race times would vary quite a bit from race to race. At first, I thought it was just because most runners get faster as training continues and the season progresses, makes sense, right? Well then I started to notice that my times would randomly get slower for one race and the very next race I would be set a new personal record (PR). You could say I was pretty frustrated and confused at this point. Why couldn’t I keep a steady decrease in my race times and continue to get faster???

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    I would even sprint as hard as I could on that last little 0.1 of a mile left in the race!

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  2. Strawberry Milkshake

    September 16, 2014 by pb&v

    Back in July I went to the dentist for my regularly scheduled cleaning, only to find out that my wisdom teeth were starting to make their first appearance, meaning I was due for some X-rays. I went in later that week expecting the usual “oh you should probably get those taken out soon,” but instead I got a “holy crap, you have teeth in your nose!!” Then I remembered…. I never lost my top baby cuspid teeth. The adult teeth now reside aaaalll the way up in my nose. Turns out the dentist wasn’t even worried about my wisdom teeth coming in, but something has to be done about those teeth in my nose.

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    See! Look at that! It’s crazy, man!

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