• Thoughts on Jay-Z's Decoded

    Jay-Z has always been one of my favorite rappers, so reading his book Decoded was a special treat. It's one part an autobiography, but told through the meaning behind his song lyrics and the lyrics of other artists that influenced him, one part a poetry book showcasing his rap lyrics in a really aesthetically pleasing way, and one part just a master class on rap and its rich history and culture.
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  • Abbott World Marathon Majors 2018/2019 Important Dates and Qualifying Standards

    2018/2019 Important Dates and Qualifying Standards for the Abbott World Marathon Majors: How to get into the Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, and Tokyo Marathons
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  • It's not about optimism or pessimism: Review of Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk Biography

    Vance's portrait of Elon Musk has forced me to dramatically consider the lens through which I view new opportunities and has really challenged me to think bigger. Of course, I question whether you can judge a priori that something will be "life-changing"-- as Steve Jobs once said, you can really only connect the dots looking backwards. Nonetheless, it has forced me to question values that I strongly believed in, such as the balance between treating people well and doing whatever is necessary for the cause.
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  • Boston Marathon 2018 Race Report Part 2: What it was like to run in 38-degree rain and 25 mph headwinds

    I was fortunate enough to run in the 2018 Boston Marathon. Between it being my first time running Boston and the rare mix of 38-degree freezing rain, and strong headwinds, it's a race that I'll never forget. I hope this race report helps someone running Boston or another bad-weather marathon in the future.
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  • Boston Marathon 2018 Race Report Part 1: My journey to Boston

    Dreaming of qualifying for the Boston Marathon? I first heard the phrase "Boston qualify" on the night before I ran my first marathon a little less than five years ago. Here's how Boston went from being a faraway dream to a goal for me.
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