Distance: 3 miles (I know, I know, not super-long, baby steps) Today’s run was choppy because I kept having to climb over snowbanks and stopping to penguin-walk over ice until I figured out that I should be in the clean carriageway (pictured) instead of on the sidewalk. I figured this out because the runners training … More long run report: 2/15/14
In case you were wondering, this is what a super-tough runner looks like when it’s cold as balls and she’s getting ready to run a 5K. This was last weekend, at the beginning of the Jingle Bell 5K in Somerville, MA. I ran a decent race, especially considering that this course had MOUNTAINS (ok, hills). … More jingle bell 5K
So the obvious action to take after you’ve run your first 5K (3.1 miles) is to sign up for a half marathon (13.1 miles). Right? I hope so, because that is what I did—namely, the Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon next June. Ambitious, but totally doable in that amount of time if I’m not stupid about … More new goal
This was a big weekend for me. After multiple knee-dislocations, surgery, many months of physical therapy, and finally re-learning how to run, I officially ran my first 5K on Sunday!! The race in question was the fabulous Superhero 5K in Central Square, Cambridge. Everyone dressed up, it was a lot of fun. (You can see … More take your passion, make it happen
I went to the first Boston Book Festival in 2009, near the end of my first year in Boston. I wrote two quick posts about it, one of which I can never delete because it’s cited on Wikipedia. It was a great experience. Boston was still a new home to me and I didn’t have … More Boston Book Festival, 5 years later
This was my first year going to MICE (The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo) and it was HOPPING. I hear it was dead at the beginning of the day, but Saturday afternoon was downright bustling. I mostly just swung through to visit some friends who were tabling, so this can’t really be a proper Review of … More MICE
This weekend I, along with half the young adult population of Boston, will take possession of a new apartment. I’m excited! My new apartment is much more difficult to burgle than my current apartment, and is generally nicer—but still in the same neighborhood, so I don’t have to find a new Chinese delivery place. However. … More it’s that time again
Boston Comic Con was originally scheduled for the weekend of April 20-21, but after the Marathon Bombing it was rescheduled for this weekend. You should go! There are tons of fabulous artists (and a lot of local artists—Boston has a great professional artist scene). So head down to the Seaport World Trade Center today and … More are you in Boston? go to Boston Comic Con!