August 25, 2016

trail notes, mmxvi-viii-xxv





snippets two, 8-25-2016

"At my age," said the old man, "one grows no older. No one who walks the world as I do need ever grow any older. You can walk thirty miles on Monday when you are twenty years old; good. If you can do it on Monday you can do it on Tuesday; and if on Tuesday, then on Wednesday; therefore, by an easy reckoning, you can do it as well at eighty years old as at twenty. Thus you never age." 

"There's a flaw in that somewhere," said the Student.

- W. W. Tarn, The Treasure of the Isle of Mist, 1920.

Ten stars for this book.

snippets, 8-25-2016

On reading: in words and pictures and Reading and resting (Myth & Moor). Indeed:

August 19, 2016

trail notes, mmxvi-viii-xix


snippets, 8-19-2016

Dont' run (and don't laugh) (Good). "As long as we avoid training courses that veer near junior high schools, we generally don't get much verbal abuse." 6:20/mile for 20K? That's insane.

Seeing what my muscles can do (NY Times) ."...my kid, bored but inspired by all the deltoids and pecs, stood up and said, 'I’m going to go do handstand push-ups.'" Heh. My goal for my upcoming 54th year on the planet is to do a handstand. I've been doing some bear-walks and frog-hops (for shoulder mobility, baby steps), but CĂș keeps jumping on me whenever I get down on the floor.