Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Tag: running

Gym membership

Here’s what I want, a gym membership I can pay for on a month to month basis, and it doesn’t cost extra for doing so. Ellie and I just got out of our membership to a gym because we stopped going because it was on the other side of town. The co react we signed […]

Fighting off the Demon Spawn

In Peace Corps, I learned a valuable lesson during my run to Russia. Okay, well technically it was after we got stopped at the border we were trying to cross illegally wanted to visit and after the border guards told us to get into a van that had just crossed the border and dropped us […]

The Half-Marathon

So, I’m a runner. I have been for years. It started sometime in childhood and then in middle school I nervously joined the track team. From there I learned about running and building my body and training and training and succeeding. In high school, I was pretty good. Not great, but pretty good. I have […]

AWOL No More

I’ve been on hiatus. I’m back now, hopefully more regularly than the past six months. I know I did some writing here and there, and there would be spurts where I’d post a bunch every couple of days, but that’s not what I want. I want to write daily. Those every couple of day posts […]

Running Fool, Again

In high school, I used to be a decent runner. I wasn’t spectacular. I wasn’t on par with the runners who went on to compete in college but I was still decent. Middle distance was my jam. I ran the 800m and the 4x800m relay. I anchored. We won more often than not and if […]

Run to Russia

A week ago, I left my apartment intending to break the law. What happened is a far better story, if you ask me. I live in Sums’ka oblast in Ukraine and we share a border with Russia. I think where I live, I’m about 50-60km from the border if you go directly there. It’s close […]

Problems with June

Summer hasn’t been up to snuff in my books. I can’t seem to motivate myself to much of what I want to do. I get out and do things often, but it seems like I also do a lot of sitting at home surfing the internet. It just dawned on me why last summer was […]

Starting Off Eventually

Today I learned that my running route is roughly 6.7 miles. How, you ask? I took out my old analog map and measured street by street. Then I added each street length together–I took the measurements in centimeters because I’ll be damned if I can find a standard ruler here–to get a total of 63.5cm. […]

Summer Plans

This is the last time that I’m aware of that I’ll get to really enjoy this song in it’s fullness. School ended on Friday and it’s finally time to put my summer plans in motion. I’ve already cleared my bathroom sink of the fiberglass insulation-like clog of hair and gunk. Now for the bigger projects. […]

Toning

I’ve never been one for resolutions, so I don’t make them. However, I don’t mind occasionally trying to change my life. If it happens around the New Year, so be it. This year I decided to get into better shape again. I was in decent shape before I left for the Peace Corps, I biked […]