Posts tagged "tiempo libre"
Up, up, but not quite away

Up, up, but not quite away

Or, hour 3 of cir­cus train­ing in the form of my first aer­i­al silks les­son. Absolute­ly as much fun as I expect­ed, and sore­ness in a whole dif­fer­ent way from climb­ing. Ele­gance is going to be a big challenge.
85,000 birds in the sky - the River of Raptors

85,000 birds in the sky — the River of Raptors

Or, more specif­i­cal­ly, 85,591 including: 33,376 Turkey vultures 7 Swal­low-tailed kites 1 Mis­sis­sip­pi Kite 8 Norther Harriers 29 Sharp-shinned hawks 39 Coop­er’s hawks 2 Gray hawks 5109 Broad-winged hawks 41,864 Swain­son’s hawks 16 Amer­i­can kestrels 5 Pere­grine falcons 5135 Unknown raptors Details here. See: All of this was in just one day observ­ing the Río de Rapaces, or Riv­er...
2nd Marathon, way better than the first

2nd Marathon, way better than the first

I mean, I’m stuck on the couch now, but it is total­ly worth it since I achieved my goal of a sub 4h marathon. I fin­ished right around 3h57m and a bit, and it was so sat­is­fy­ing. I felt great for almost the whole race. Kilo­me­ters 33–38 were kind of rough, but I had banked enough time to han­dle a gen­tle reduc­tion...
This explains some things

This explains some things

Main­ly like why the vol­un­teers have had such hit-and-miss luck with vet­eri­nar­i­an­s for our adopt­ed pets.
Here we go again

Here we go again

Except, this time on my own… How­ev­er, Mike has now promised to focus on 10k train­ing so that he can goad me into blast­ing out the last 10k and fin­ish in under 4h. I’m basi­cal­ly quot­ing him there, and I’m count­ing on the help. Well, at least I’ll have a few more cans of Coro­na Light to...
A Classic Friday

A Classic Friday

More Acrobatics!

More Acrobatics!

Both a demand of life in gen­er­al and an excla­ma­tion about the show Pun­tos Sus­pen­sivos by the Mer­me­ji­ta Cir­cus last night. Won­der­ful, sim­ply wonderful. Also, how I feel late­ly about the twists and turns in all my projects, and then the title is read as an exas­per­at­ed sigh.
The morning routine

The morning routine

Before cof­fee: Cof­fee is ready!!!: First sip, still fuzzy: A few sips in: Ready to go:   My apolo­gies to the won­der­ful Tomo­mi Mori­mo­to for slight­ly rear­rang­ing the order and cer­tain­ly mis­in­ter­pret­ing the mean­ing of her per­for­mance and for my own purposes.
The most wonderful time of the year

The most wonderful time of the year

The cir­cus fes­ti­val is back! The cir­cus fes­ti­val is back! For­get all oth­er ways of mark­ing Peace Corps ser­vice time, I am now just count­ing time in between fes­ti­vals of acro­bat­ics. Tonight was the kick-off of the 5th annu­al Fes­ti­val Inter­na­cional Alter­na­ti­vo de Artes Escénicas, or Sigu­ien­tesce­na. It seems a lit­tle small­er than last year, but there is...
Hours 1-2 of 10,000

Hours 1–2 of 10,000

Before I can run off and join the cir­cus instead of just being an acro­bat groupie, I have to start tak­ing some lessons. Good thing for me that I have a friend start­ing up a school, and I have a few web skills to barter for class­es. Time to get on the silks! (Or hope­ful­ly soon I will know all the real lin­go)....
A large automobile and water flowing underground

A large automobile and water flowing underground

How did I get here? How do I work this? Where does this high­way lead to? In my case, I was not behind the wheel of the large auto­mo­bile, per Peace Corps reg­u­la­tions, but the ques­tions still apply to a bit of a bizarre week­end. I can’t real­ly say that much, except inter­est­ing times as usu­al. Oh, and maybe we should have...
Power through it

Power through it

If I can’t climb on the week­end, then I can at least pow­er through some work.