Half Marathon Musings

I used to think I was a person not motivated by numbers. I’m values-oriented, not metrics-driven, I thought. My half marathon last weekend forced me to acknowledge that I was mistaken. I got a huge thrill from the numbers involved with training for a long race. How many miles today? How many miles this week? How long did it take? What’s my pace? My mileage splits?

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Excerpts

If I were a famous author who died tonight, the following excerpts from an email I wrote to a friend recently might be published in my posthumous biography. But unfortunately I don’t have a career (path?), which precludes the opportunity :/

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Haikus

On a recent slow day at the restaurant where I work, I passed the time by writing haikus, which are self-published below.

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Caroline Leland, Waitress Extraordinaire

I recently completed training as a server at a French brasserie/bistro close to where I’m living. It’s a part-time job to complement the 10-15 hours per week I’m spending with the magazine. My first few server shifts have been fraught with mistakes that spawn a new line of contemplation…

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