I had never run further than 15, so I decided to run 20. I ended up running 21 due to a navigation error.


This is the map. I ran from Vallejo's Farmers Market back to the BART station in Pleasant Hill:











I finished in 3:30, with a lot of stops to drink water, check my map, and take some sweaty elegant Instagram videos:

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I just added this page about my running history, stats, and goals. It will motivate me to work harder.

I also celebrated my birthday. I received another map for my future collection (thanks Mom!) among other lovely gifts and dinners. I spent the day in the city at the DeYoung Museum and saw Son Lux live at the Independent.

I also received a Maschine. I was extremely frustrated with Reason and my current recording set up. I needed something manual, much like a keyboard, that I could use to control sounds and loops. Ta-da!

Honestly, I'm frightened and anxious. Getting started on projects and organizing my thoughts and actions in prep for creating art is the hardest part of creating anything. It's daunting, but inviting. I can do this.



Runner's Dance

This is how it started:
I taped LEDs to myself

My strides were slightly affected by the constraints of the camera's long-exposure settings. Here's the first "shorter" stride, where I ran normally but tried to elongate the movements to make sure the camera observed a full sequence. It's not perfect; clearly, you can see a dismembered foot. First Stride

Through pacing trial and error, we observed this (and it felt much more natural): Almost-normal stride

And another good take: Longer Stride

Regardless of constraints (like shooting in daytime, 3 levels down in a parking garage), it came out quite well. It taught me that I have a (mostly) consistent stride that makes attractive patterns. I hope we can redo this with more accuracy in the future.

Thanks to Brendan for camera & cinematography. Warrior