Note: I am shamelessly stealing the title of this entry from Sam ’07, who is a more educated but less devout Kelly Clarkson fan than I am.
The weather at MIT has been delicious the past week or so. My friends from UCLA (go Bruins!) visited last week, and couldn’t believe how warm and sunny it was here. Apparently in San Francisco (where we’re all from), it has rained for 25 of the past 31 days. (And apparently it is a good thing that the last time they visited was in August.)
Anyway, I was in New York City this weekend, where I had an excellent time eating five meals a day and undoing an entire month’s worth of exercise. Bring it on, Boston Marathon!
Speaking of which…Last year, I watched the marathon from Phi Sigma Kappa‘s house in Kenmore Square, where I drank free Snapple, cheered for the runners, and not-so-jokingly announced I would run the marathon in 2006. I have since learned that Phi Sig is about a mile away from the finish line, so if I can use the desire to see MIT people to motivate me until Kenmore, hopefully I can make it through that last mile until the end.
There are also two 5Ks affiliated with MIT fraternities I am considering running: the Back Bay 5K this Saturday (4/8), and Anderson’s Race after the marathon (4/22). The former is to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and is being sponsored by Chi Phi fraternity; the latter is to raise money for leukemia research, and was started by some brothers and residents of Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity.
Okay, my legs are tired from all this talking about running. It’s time to link to some official athletes.