With a preview into what the next 525,600 minutes of 2013 may hold. All with backlinks to the original blog posts.
The Ann Arbor marathon – remember it by hills, and by the visions I had of yesteryear, when I stumbled drunk through the city, night after miserable night, and here I was running a marathon through the same streets, the only stumbles coming from the blissful haze of utter fatigue dragging at my legs.
I also plan to do more speedwork, and may tinker with a 4 week taper. After every marathon I run, I take much time off and rest days, and then there’s this spark that hits me, about a month after the marathon, where I think “damn, I feel like I could run a better marathon today”? So, isn’t that basically a one month taper?
In February of 2012, STRAY made it to the second round of Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Contest- I remember it by where I was when I found out: I was literally walking from my hotel at the Howard Johnson’s crossing the street to go to
That’s right. Almost finished the first draft, but no name just yet. In the hospital, when your baby isn’t named, they just call it ‘babyboy or babygirl’ and then add your last name. So, we’ll call this ‘babyfreak matthews’
Game of Thrones GOT #2. I don’t bother to remember their names, just the book number. GOT #3 is being read soon.
And finally, "Out And Back" one of the most surreal book reading moments of my life, I chose to start reading the novel on the plane flying to my brother who was in the hospital, on life support which was to soon be ended, and the novel was about a woman dealing with the death of her mother, who was also taken off of life support. I did not know this at a time. Certainly an example of coincidence just being God's way of remaining anonymous. Yes, this was the most significat event of 2012.