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Iron Maiden

My grandmother Jones gave me Rush; my aunt Trudi gave me the LP of Iron Maiden’s Live After Death one Christmas. I had never heard it, but I knew the art looked cool and lots of people wore Iron Maiden patches.

It was the start of my metal phase, which has yet to end.

She also caught one of my friends asking for smokes outside the gas station one day. My friend said I was lucky to have an aunt cool enough to not only buy the cigarettes for him but not make a big deal if it.

Trudi passed away yesterday.

She will be missed.

Written by Ry Jones

24 October 2018 at 11:37

Posted in Life

Step functions

On 27 July 2014, I walked exactly one half mile downhill from my apartment and struggled one half mile uphill back. It took 28 minutes, 14 seconds. It nearly killed me. It was the day I decided I was going to work on not being so fat.

Recently, I was post-TSA at SeaTac a little early so I decided to start at the southwest corner of A and walk the exterior perimeter of A, B, C, and D concourses. I wasn’t quite hurdling or knocking people over, but I was able to knock out 2.12 miles in 41:40 while carrying my backpack and pulling my rollerbag.

While in Montreal, I walked 5.11 miles of Mount Royal’s trails in 1:57:02, which includes forgetting to pause the walk in a store and while guiding since lost Korean tourists.

I’m convinced that wearing an Apple Watch for the last couple of years has helped motivate me through boredom to keep walking

I’m looking forward to walking Basel soon.

Written by Ry Jones

13 October 2018 at 23:43

Posted in Life