Endurance Sports Are Boring As Hell

I am not sure why it should be surprising, but trying to make endurance sports seem interesting is fucking impossible. I read You Are an Ironman to try to get some ideas, thinking, like, hey creative nonfiction about a long chunk of insanity. Should be interesting. Suffice to say, #DNF. I mean, I did skim … Continue reading “Endurance Sports Are Boring As Hell”

What is this cancer on my wrist?

So I’ve been wearing a Garmin watch to try to get a feeling for what kinds of things people who actually run marathons think. I’ve been trying to embrace the constant weirdness of all the shit it tells me, and the feeling that I have a small tyrant strapped to my wrist, constantly monitoring me. … Continue reading “What is this cancer on my wrist?”

Accidental Enjambment

In poetry, enjambment is “the running-over of a sentence or phrase from one poetic line to the next, without terminal punctuation; the opposite of end-stopped.” Wikipedia gives this example from The Waste Land, in which only lines 4 and 7 are end-stopped: April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing … Continue reading “Accidental Enjambment”