“Running has thrown me into adventures that I would otherwise have missed.” Benjamin Cheever With only a few hours to go until crossing the starting line of my very first marathon, mentally my knees are jitterbugging, while physically they are itchy, strong and eager to run. But before I embark on this very last part… Read More The art of running in the Daly
One of the great things about running is that it offers a unique and satisfying way of experiencing the places you live in, the places you visit, and the places you pass through. There is, and I think I speak for many runners out there, little more exhilarating than experiencing a new running track. Venturing… Read More Into the known and unknown
To my great pleasure, after signing up for the marathon, I realized that Darwin is actually a little bit of a runner’s hub – at least for Northern Territory standards. There is even a vibrant runners club with a small but dedicated group of very talented and happy runners. I was able to sign up… Read More Running the races of the Top End
The other day I was working with the speakers on some grammatical questions of MalakMalak regarding manner of motion, purposeful and continuous motion which got me thinking about the relation between my running and my work. When they hear the word ‘fieldwork’ some people might think, that linguists like me run around the bush all… Read More Running continuously in one spot
I have only been in the Northern Territory for a little over a week and it already feels like forever. The red soil, the hot sun, the smell of eucalyptus, the croaking cries of colorful birds, the billabongs and mighty rivers… The beauty of this country is almost unspeakable and haunting. So I spent a… Read More Jumps and Shrieks
Right, it’s time to try something new yet again. This year 2013 has been a year of many first for me so far, and I thought I might as well keep that up while I’m at it. So this is blogging. I will write about endangered languages, I will write about remote outback Australia, I… Read More The beginning of the journey
These are the type of wild buffalo roaming outback Australia which will make my life a tick difficult these next few months in my attempt to train for the Chicago Marathon.