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Valley Forge and Sequoia

i’ve actually done a reasonable bit of being outdoors in the last few weeks from the hikes.txt file: 07.31.2004 Valley Forge Went with davidglasser to Valley Forge. Meant to do a couple of mile out and back of the Horseshoe Trail (which goes like 120 mile to the AT) but there was a sign saying the trail was closed for regrowth, and we chose to respect that, and instead went on the 1.2 mile long Valley Creek “Trail” which goes to this wooden covered bridge dating back to 1865. Valley Forge has lots of beautiful meadows and whatnot, but damn

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the mt wilson hike being such a giant giant lose induced me to actually start running again, so i did that fairly assiduously for a few weeks. then i went on the ben overturff hike, and while i wasn’t quite as good with the uphills as i might have wanted to be, and then the wasps hurt me 🙁 which i have since recounted elsewhere. then the third little one i went on with rax. it was really short. but fun. and i’ve been going to karate once a week. there is actually a lot mentally going on with that,

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managed to get to karate again tonight. the fact that the sun doesn’t set until late really seems to make the traffic last later and later. it was trafficky out until almost 7 pm. i still feel so weird about the classes. sensei sean has some great stuff to teach, but he is wicked focused on fighting. and he makes noise everytime he shows a strike (“shoom!”) i miss the clarity and attention to detail from the mit club. bah. too much to say. working out is good though.

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500 yard swum this morning. whee! before it got too hot, too. karate this evening; more enjoyable that normal. normal sensei wasn’t there, one of the new dan rank guys is, and i really liked him. and also this other sensei who trained with the collamer-jones dojo in new york, which also follows master shimabuku , and not master angi uezu. who is also an amazing karateka, but yeah. you get used to certain styles of things. davila-sensei, out here, is just a bit too , i don’t know. something. informal, maybe.

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why did i?

boston was all karate. got one more workout than i expected, due to turning over to fall schedule. so we went from T–>M workouts, so i got that last monday class. it was good. i’ve now been force fed the last bit of chinto kata. hopefully i will be able to self motivate and work on it on my own, or i *will* lost it all. although i will at least get some karate next week, i believe. put my bike together this morning, and proceeded to go out a bit. downhill is great. oh, but my, do i suck

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karate has been mostly it.

karate has been mostly it. i went to an aikido class. in the small rolls at the beginning, i managed to catch my toes and pull them up very badly. this hurt quite a lot, but i went through the class nonetheless. it hurt more the next day. talking to my mom that day, i found out i still had health insurance, so i went to the hospital and spent 2 hours and whatnot getting xrays taken. fortunately, nothing broken. but i have some nice bruising, which is always such a joy when you know it is all due to

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