Saint Taco

SAINT TACO: The Patron Saint of Tacos

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Ran a 6-miler last night.  I think all of Houston has taken notice of the nicer weather because the trail has been jam packed lately!  Earlier in the week, I did a couple of quick 2 or 3-milers. 
I’ve gotten so bored with my running mix, that Mani downloaded the This American Life app to my phone.  Total game-changer!  I listened to the "How I Got Into College" episode, which I highly recommend.  Act Two—as told by Money Ball author, Michael Lewis—was particularly inspiring.  Here’s a summary from the TAL website:
"Writer Michael Lewis tells the story of a man named Emir Kamenica, whose path to college started with fleeing the war in Bosnia and becoming a refugee in the United States. Then he had a stroke of luck: a student teacher read an essay he’d plagiarized from a book he’d stolen from a library back in Bosnia, and was so impressed that she got him out of a bad high school and into a much better one. He went on to Harvard and great success. Years later, he tracks down the student teacher to thank her, only to find that she remembers the story differently."
Exercising my body and brain since 1982.

Ran a 6-miler last night. I think all of Houston has taken notice of the nicer weather because the trail has been jam packed lately! Earlier in the week, I did a couple of quick 2 or 3-milers.

I’ve gotten so bored with my running mix, that Mani downloaded the This American Life app to my phone. Total game-changer! I listened to the "How I Got Into College" episode, which I highly recommend. Act Two—as told by Money Ball author, Michael Lewis—was particularly inspiring. Here’s a summary from the TAL website:

"Writer Michael Lewis tells the story of a man named Emir Kamenica, whose path to college started with fleeing the war in Bosnia and becoming a refugee in the United States. Then he had a stroke of luck: a student teacher read an essay he’d plagiarized from a book he’d stolen from a library back in Bosnia, and was so impressed that she got him out of a bad high school and into a much better one. He went on to Harvard and great success. Years later, he tracks down the student teacher to thank her, only to find that she remembers the story differently."

Exercising my body and brain since 1982.

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  1. nutrify said: coool!!
  2. scarsandall said: Fave TAL—ep 201. As long as you aren’t bothered by foul language :)
  3. malloryrunsthis said: LOVE This American Life!
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