A few months back, a co-worker of mine convinced me to join my company's Spartan Race team. He didn't talk it up much: he mentioned it's a long-ish run with a few fun obstacles. You know, no big deal. Something someone who runs as much as me should complete more than easily (read, you don't really need to train for it). Ha ha ha.
Last week, I was asked to provide a brief bio. You know, the usual things - where I grew up, where I went to school, what I studied there, and last but not least - what I do outside of work...
I hadn't even heard of the Menil Collection until I randomly stumbled upon their Facebook page a few months ago (apparently, Houstonians are good at keeping secrets...!). Immediately, I promised myself I'd visit the first sunny weekend I get. Fast-forward a few sunny weekends (life has a way of keeping you busy) and I finally made it this Sunday!
I met Chewie in '08 and he's been a constant in my life ever since. We had a slow start, Chewie and I. My love for him grew slowly yet steadily. So, in honor of our years together, I wanted to share a few fun facts about my best friend...
I love books. The old-school, preferably paperback kind of books. And my reads are very rarely an escape from reality... you would be hard pressed to find any fiction on my reading list. I tend to read in order to learn and I like to learn because I am curious. Looking at my reading list is also quite telling... I seem to be most curious about psychology, behavioral economics and the digital evolution/revolution.
I have been a runner for about three years now but I would never dare to call myself a good runner. Perhaps an avid one? (As defined by my perseverance in bad weather). In light of finishing my first ever 10K and since running is such a huge part of my life, I wanted to share my story of how running became so important to me.
March 1st is a rather notable day in Bulgaria where we celebrate with a tradition of giving each other "martenitsas". Martenitsa is a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn and worn from March 1 until around the end of March. It is related to the Bulgarian tradition of welcoming the upcoming spring. The month of March, according to Bulgarian folklore, marks the beginning of springtime. Therefore, the first day of March is a traditional holiday associated with sending off winter and welcoming spring.