Looks what Sandy left in my path

Here’s a fun one… Due to hurricane Sandy, I had to take a few days off of my running regimen. I recently found a trail near my house that I have been running on. It provides a “less boring” experience than running on the road, or in circles, or on a treadmill. It is suspected by most, if not all, who know me, that I may suffer from some attention deficit disorder, so this is a good thing for me. Scenery, music, and structure help with doing pretty much anything. So earlier this week I got “back on track” or trail if you will when it comes to the running, only to find this fun little gem in my path:

Well, I can’t say that was inserted or uploaded quite as I had intended, so I suppose you’ll have to turn your head to see the full image.

Fun times, but it hasn’t gotten in my way.

I am interested to see how long this stays there…..I may not even still live here when/if it is removed!

 

Running pains?

So I’ve decided over the past few weeks to begin running. I’m essentially “training” to run a 5K, although it doesn’t seem like too much of an achievement, its still something that I’ve decided to do. Its a benchmark, I suppose, in me trying to be healthier based on the fact that I have 2 young children, and they’d probably appreciate me sticking around awhile, and being able to run with them whilst doing so. Early on in the running experiment, I had some issues with my ankle, some pain, stiffness, etc. Sought some help, and have recently gotten some Dry Needling Therapy. What is dry needling? Its kinda like acupuncture, except more, I dunno, “medical”? I can’t really describe with any proficiency the true differences, because I do know it utilizes the same principles as far as releasing trigger points and utilizing the natural mechanics and inter-ecosystem of the body to promote healing. I received this treatment several times last year as a result of an auto accident when I was suffering from some lingering headaches. It worked then, so when suggested this time I was certainly on board.

Anyway, the running now continues due to this treatment. I’m registered for my first 5k on thanksgiving day in NH. Good times!

 

This is what I do when I’m not studying for law school

One of the things I’ve learned in my first year and a half-or-so of law school is how to find creative ways to procrastinate. Its not altogether atypical of me to procrastinate, but when you’ve got hours of  cases to read, its real easy to find other things to do, like laundry, feed the kids, or play strange card games.

Fluxx is one of these strange card games that I just started playing. Its by a local company called Looney Labs. They’re based here in Maryland, and I have played a couple other games of theirs in the past. Fluxx is a simple to learn, infinitely changing, complex game. Yes, simple and complex.

Check it out–You start off with a basic rule, draw one card per turn, play one card per turn. Then, throughout the game players can play new rules, which totally skew the way the game is played. There are also goal cards in play, essentially “how you win.” Each of these can be changed as well. Are you starting to recognize why this game is called fluxx? If not, then this may not be the game for you. Anyway, if you’re looking for a fun game for a handful of friends to just pull out of the box and play, this might be it. Also a great game for drinking, etc.