Pilgrimage

pilgrim 1. a person who journeys, especially a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion 2. a traveler or wanderer, especially in a foreign place. 3. An idiot who looks like they just got off the boat and haven’t a clue as to where they are. (Urban Dictionary) Barcelona Marathon is now only a few days away, and my training has been erratic at best.  My regime that is yet to go viral in Hollywood, consists of … Continue reading Pilgrimage

Between the Pasta Party and the Post-Marathon BBQ

Tomorrow it’s the Lima Marathon – for those to whom such things matter – ‘el maratón’, which is to be distinguished from ‘la maratón’. The English translation could be ‘the marathon’ vs “a marathon” in quotation marks*, i.e. the actual official distance of 42.195 km vs whatever distance some deceived marketing department has decided to call a marathon. No, … Continue reading Between the Pasta Party and the Post-Marathon BBQ

Problems and possibilities

In February, the always reliable BBC reported that training very hard is as bad as no exercise at all. Timed well to relieve the guilt of possibly already broken new year’s resolutions, the study of 1000 people found that strenuous joggers were more likely to die sooner than couch potatoes. Later it turned out there were 36 people in the self defined category of ‘strenuous joggers’ and two of them died of unknown reasons, but the story was out, and now only strenuous joggers and sociologists were interested in the truth. Continue reading Problems and possibilities