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As part of the preparation for the upcoming 50K One Day Hike (April 29th), I’ve been doing a few mini-training sessions in the evening. There just aren’t enough weekends anymore.

The plan: Walk 5 miles most brisk-like. My briskness indicator varies due to the route I take, stupid traffic, and lights and all that, and a few nagging injuries to my left leg. But I try to walk fast. Even so, the pace is slower than what I did in last year’s ODH (14:48 minutes per mile) but for that I did run a little over the course of the full 31.1 miles.

With barely any time left, I do need to get in some longer hikes! 50K won’t walk itself. This is why we train.

I’ve found these walks are an excellent time to ruminant on the cosmic mysteries of the universe and whatnot. And listen to music. So I’ve been pumping up the jams as I trot about the city, hopefully not startling anyone that might mistake me for a wild-eyed, crazy speedwalker.

Distance: 5 miles

Walk #1
Time: 1:23:09
Route: Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
Albums listened to:
Broods – Conscious
Catfish & the Bottlemen – The Ride

Walk #2
Time: 1:24:37
Route: Capitol Hill/The Mall
Albums listened to:
Kaiser Chiefs – Stay Together
Empire of the Sun – Two Vines

Walk #3
Time: 1:19:26
Route: Capitol Hill
Outfit: Stylish white Tee, gray shorts
Albums listened to:
Green Day – Revolution Radio
Phantogram – Three

Walk #4
Time: 1:25:47
Route: Shaw/Parkview
Albums listened to:
Weezer – (The White Album)
The xx – I See You

Walk #5
Time: 1:19:00
Route: NE/NW
Attitude: Sunburned
Albums listened to:
Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit
Bastille – Wild World

Walk #6
Time: 1:23:40
Route: Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
Albums listened to:
Pearl Jam – Ten
Pearl Jam – Vs.

Walk #7
Time: 1:18:36
Route: NE
Epiphany: This is world record!! right?
Albums listened to:
Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
Pearl Jam – No Code

Walk #8 is in the future, therefore difficult to describe.

 

Meridan Hill Park

A place to walk.

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No goals for me this year? Well, this will only be the second time I’ve done my monthly Random Goal in 2016, so I guess not!

My last goal in July was to run 36 miles. Hahaha, I only managed to run 15. Good job!

Over the next two months, I’m going to try a bunch of new things.

There are quite a few new restaurants in DC and a bunch of places I’ve been meaning to visit for the first time, like museums and whatnot.

I also have a bit of travel coming up, to the Philippines and India, and maybe 1-2 other places!

But the main point of the goal is to go to new places in DC, so let’s say 70% of them have to be in DC. Yes?

 

October/November Goal: Visit 32 new places (70% have to be in DC)

 

Lincoln Memorial

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I haven’t been writing much here on A Random Journey in 2016. Feel free to slap me around a little.

Yet, I have been writing, don’t worry, just more on the blog Parklife DC, about happenings in Washington, D.C. Go have a look see, I’ll be here when you get back. For example, things about beer and breweries or concert reviews.

Maybe I’ve forgotten what it means to write/post here. What does Random represent now? The future is still new and bold, we’ll find out.

Since I’ve failed to post my monthly Five Random Photos all year, let’s get frisky. How many photos from 2016 so far should I post? 1000? 50? 10? Yes, zero is an acceptable answer, but too late, I already did not go with that number.

Let’s say…20.

Skiing!

Right Proper Brewing

Hot Chocolate

Halo-Halo>

The Capitol Stone Yard
Kirin and Blossoms

(more…)

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Last November, a friend and I started writing a blog about life in Washington, D.C.

It’s called Parklife DC. (Site: www.parklifedc.com or Twitter: @ParkLifeDC)

The goal is to report on and review what’s happening in DC. From concerts, to restaurants, to events, to fun activities, to sports and anything in between.

The name Parklife comes from the Blur song of the same name, and refers to how DC is dotted with green parks and neighborhoods with ‘park’ in the name. Neighborhoods like Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, LeDroit Park and Glover Park, to name a few.

It should be an interesting endeavor, and not nearly as random as this blog, which I will continue to post to (sorry, you’re not getting rid of me!).

Here is a sampling of posts I’ve written:

Music Park: The Concert for Valor takes over the National Mall — 11/11/14

 

Food Park: Copycat Co. Enters the H Street Fray

 

Submitted For Your Approval: Little Free Libraries in DC

 

 

‘All the people
so many people
they all go hand in hand
hand in hand through their parklife’ – Blur

This is DC

This is DC

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