Podrunner: Intervals

I finished the Couch to 5k program and then came in 545th out of 789 people in a 5km race — not bad for an absolute beginner — and then started looking for something else to keep myself interested in running. I happened upon the Podrunner: Intervals podcast by DJ Beatsmith. I am now on

Couch to 5k

A friend recently asked me to join her in running a 5km race and at first I rejected it outright, as the idea of me being able to run a race of any length seemed quite ludicrous. However, after giving it some thought, I decided that it might be just the thing to get me

Soft Volleyball

I have recently learned how to play soft volleyball in Japan. The rules are basically similar to volleyball, but there are some differences. the ball is bigger and softer the court is smaller the net is a bit lower there are four people to a team there are no specific positions (receiver, setter, etc.) your


I have just recently become interested in sumo. You might think that it’s just big men in diapers pushing each other around, but there is much more to it than that. The basic rules of the sport are quite simple (get the other guy out of the ring), but the history and the culture behind