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October 17, 2014

The Rebound

I came into this interseason period with a burning feeling of failure and anger. Time and reassuring words from many dear running friends has help soothe my sore feelings after the Ottawa Army Run didn’t go as well as planned. And a little reality check has helped me refocus. I’ve had a lot off time to think about what happened at Ottawa. I don’t think I was physically ready to do the half in under 2 hours, but I could have been closer than what happened. In addition to the plethora of excuses I laid bare in that post, I[…continue reading]



June 20, 2014

Follow Friday: My Warhammer 40k Sub-blog

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I was a little reluctant to post this at all: First, because I’m always reluctant to put non-running posts on this is mostly a running blog. And secondly, I’m a little ashamed of my interest in this other hobby because it’s so nerdy.  Well, anyways, as I mentioned in this post, I’ve become quite interested in the Warhammer 40k Hobby again. It’s a tabletop game where you collect models, build and paint them, then play them against other models. The gameplay is an offspring of old-school Dungeons & Dragons involving dice, tables and measuring tapes. I started around age 12, took[…continue reading]



March 26, 2014

Warhammer!

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Here’s another definitely non-running post. In a post a long time ago, I mused about a photo showing the proportions of the fictional Adeptus Astartes from the fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe.   In a celebration of passing my PMP, I downloaded a new game for my PS3: Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team. I like that it’s in this universe. The game is a little repetitive, but oh well. It reminded me that I used to be quite interested in the whole Warhammer 40k universe, including painting and playing with the tabletop miniatures. By a long time ago, I mean like 17 years ago![…continue reading]



October 4, 2011

But can they run?

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When I was much younger, I played a tabletop game called Warhammer 40k. I recently stumbled upon a wiki with information about the lore of this piece of my childhood. The most famous ‘human’ fighting force in this hellish, science-fiction future are the Adaptus Astartes or Space Marines. These fictional warriors are given implants and intense hormone training to become unstoppable warriors. Until I read this wiki page about them, I didn’t realize the proportions of how large these sci-fi warriors would be. Take a look at the size comparison on the bottom. The ‘Average human’ at 5’9″ is about[…continue reading]