Boston Marathon 2018

A marathon where the sight of every mile marker is a relief. My experience on running the marathon on Monday, April 16th. Running a marathon is already hard. Running it with a weather condition like the one we had on marathon day was just brutal. Cold weather, mixed with torrential rain, and headwind with gusts close to 40 mph made it miserable not just for the runners, but for the volunteers and the crowd who braved the weather. And it was the crowd, volunteers and spectators alike, that pushed us, runners, to keep going and finish the race. And I … Continue reading Boston Marathon 2018

Powerball, MegaMillions

Jan 3, 2018. Both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots have reached over $400 millions. Am I the only idiot who thinks that winning either of these is the worst thing that could ever happen to you? This is just too much money for average Joe’s like us. And too much is a sign of greed. And this is too much to the max.  It’s just so wrong in so many ways.  But then again, I’m just an idiot who thinks differently.  Good luck! Oh, what has the image got to do with this post, you may ask.  “Oishi and … Continue reading Powerball, MegaMillions

A recap of 2017 events

A short recap of sports events I have ‘participated’ in 2017. I said ‘participated’ because a friend once said that only those who’s goal is to win do the ‘race’. We merely participate to achieve our own goals. 12/31-01/01. Coastal Runs New Year’s Eve One Day. My first 12hr event, covered ~60miles. This would become the catapult in my ultra-running participation in 2017.  Blog entry here. 03/04. Myrtle Beach Marathon. A vacation marathon in Myrtle Beach, enjoying an off-beach-season.  This was a cold marathon, considering that this is already in the Southeast area, and it’s March! 04/15. Breakneck Point Trail … Continue reading A recap of 2017 events

Camping – Dry Tortugas National Park.

Dec 20-23. Dry Tortugas National Park. The pinnacle of this adventure – camping at Dry Tortugas National Park. The whole idea of this road trip camping was built upon this. Wiki.  Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park in the United States about 68 miles (109 km) west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park hosts Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress and the largest brick masonry structure in the Americas. Visitors can only access the park by ferry or seaplane from Key West, and the official ferry transportation is the Yankee Freedom Ferry. Dry … Continue reading Camping – Dry Tortugas National Park.

Camping – Elliott Key

Dec 15-16.  Elliott Key, Biscayne National Park. After 2 nights at the Everglades, next stop was an overnight camp at Elliott Key, Biscayne National Park.  Elliott Key is a island accessible only by a boat trip from Dante Fascell Visitor Center. I had booked my boat trip in advance. Reservation was not required for camping in the island. A camp fee of $25.00 was due upon setting up camp. Elliott Key has bathroom facility for visitors and campers. Don’t expect hot shower, though! Like the Everglades, the island was still recovering from the hurricane. The trail leading to the other side of the … Continue reading Camping – Elliott Key