I'm a month late in posting this, but whatevs. Life has been intervening as it usually does. I've been revising BLANK again just because it's been feeling right to tighten things up on the sentence level, applying obsessively to tenure track jobs all across the country + also writing for the Good Men Project. If you haven't read any of my articles/essays on masculinity, nerdom, marriage + male affection yet, you can read them here. Anyway, last month LB + I ran the Chicago Half Marathon + it felt really good to improve on my time. It's still not as fast as I'd like, but I'm making progress. More importantly, every time I finish running a 1/2 marathon, I feel like a badass, which is a really important thing for a human being to feel, so there's that. Mostly, running halfs are just a good way to stay motivated when I'm running + is all the reason I really need.