Monthly Archives: August 2012

Never Said So

I have a bit of a confession to make: I f*cking hate running with a passion. It’s the most boring, painful, monotonous activity ever. When I was taking gymnastics as a kid I was the most unfit person on the entire team. I remember lagging behind all the other girls when we did ‘suicides’ (AKA “red lines”) or any other kind of cardio activity for conditioning. No wonder I never scored higher than an 8.6 on my floor routine. Same thing happened when I was on the soccer team in high school. Fortunately I was a fullback, which meant that the only person that did less running than me was our goalie.

However, I know that I need to learn how to run, and run well. Why?

On Mt. Tallac in Desolation Wilderness. My old gymnastics coach would be horrified with my bad form.

1. I love hiking/backpacking. The one thing that stops me from tackling longer trips and steeper hikes (and bigger mountains) is the fact that I’m just not that in shape.

2. Despite having weak ankles after seven years of gymnastics, and bad knees after colliding with some dood during a soccer game in 2010, I want to get back into shape and play soccer once again. Sometime before I become senile.

3. Rule #1 (see ‘Zombieland’)

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Campground: Sardine Lake

Back in March of this year, a friend told me that I had to go camping at Sardine Lake because it was just too pretty to not visit. Of course, after I booked a site there he flaked on the trip a few months later. Sucks for him.

Sardine Lake is one of many campgrounds in Tahoe National Forest (not to be confused with Lake Tahoe, which is over an hour away in a completely different area) – but I’m sure it’s one of the best there is out there. Why? Mainly because you don’t get to see this near most campgrounds…

Lower Sardine Lake = fishing galore

Upper Sardine Lake, with the Sierra Buttes in the background

My friend R-Dizzle said that this was the best looking lake he’s ever seen before.

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Southeast Asia on a Mid-size Shoestring Budget

December 12, 2011. After eight years of working at the same non-profit organization, it was definitely time for a break. Traveling to Southeast Asia for five weeks was everything and nothing that I expected at the same time. It was absolutely…amazing. Perhaps I’ve regressed a little bit by living my early 20’s in my mid 30’s, but fuck it. Travel is the best thing that you can do for your soul, especially solo traveling.

I have a lot of lessons learned, travel-wise and life-wise. You can check them out on my Southeast Asia travel blog 2011-2012.

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All Analog Everything

Camping, hiking, traveling, exploring, art, photography, climbing, books…it will all be reviewed, discussed, and described in superfluous detail HERE. Stay posted…

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