I started running seriously last year, coming from basically no aerobic base. I think I made big improvements in a short amount of time, and it's largely because of how I focused my training. There are 3 main modalities of training: 1. Mechanical - musculoskeletal, kinetic patterns, strength, flexibility 2.
Happy holidays, friends. Phenology refers to the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate, plant, and animal life cycles. I love writing an annual letter every year because it's like a phenology of the self. Some themes are cyclically recurring in my life. Some energies
Once upon a time, I was a small-human and every day my parents would drop me off at my grandparents's home, 1.6 miles away. It was my home base before and after school, until my dad picked me up and drove us home, winding through the local community college
Happy November. I had a conversation with someone about their DMT experiences. They, being an experienced meditator, said that their 10 minutes of DMT felt like hours of deep meditation, but then qualified on that statement (as if I was about to make this error) that it’s not the
I have a problem with money. I spend too little of it on the things that I actually care about. My relationship with money is something that I inherited from my parents and my family. Both my parents were refugees of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970’s, a Communist
Once upon a time, in 2017, I started a month of really hard things with one of my best friends, Armand. He was the guy who I could always count on to do crazy shit with. If there ever was a culmination of us seeking out Type 2 fun, it
In case of my death, break open these books. These are the books that have left indelible marks on my thought, and made me who I am (at 32). My belief systems, my words, and my actions all stem from the worldviews and lessons imparted by these works. An author
Despite my intention to never get on dating apps, here I am. It's summer, my favorite season for dating (says a guy who hasn't courted anyone new in seven years), and I thought I might as well go fish. One of the biggest reasons why I didn't want to open
I don't know if anyone else feels this way, but there is a difference between feeling like someone who runs versus being a runner. Or someone who likes photography vs. a photographer. Or, someone who does pottery vs. a potter. Or, someone who likes climbing vs. a climber. You would
let's stop trying to be machines, with rigid framework thinking, and optimizing everything. we can now outsource the burden of rationality. so let's live like we can finally let go of our instructions.