How I inadvertently became one of those crazy runners

I know what I said. Turns out I lied and ran a half marathon. Why it happened (a.k.a. folding like a cheap suit) Five months ago, I ran my first 10K. It took about a month and a half of training. I ran until I thought my lungs would explode, and I checked it off my bucket … Continue reading How I inadvertently became one of those crazy runners

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Day 15-16: Helsinki and Homebound

How time flies. After looking forward to this trip for so long, it's strange and a little sad to think that my Bucket List Trip to Russia has come to an end. What can I say? The post-travel blues are real, and I've got 'em bad. That's part of the reason it's taken me a good … Continue reading Day 15-16: Helsinki and Homebound

Days 9-10: From Moscow to Minsk (the rude awakening)

As I write this, we're driving through the piney forests of Latvia, up the coast of the Baltic Sea. We've said goodbye to Riga, Latvia, and now it's onwards and upwards to our final Baltic capital -- Tallinn, Estonia. Seeing as I have about four hours to kill while bumping along on a bus, I'll … Continue reading Days 9-10: From Moscow to Minsk (the rude awakening)