James (Sam) Vivian

Club Member Since 5/28/2014

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“I am working on a multipole expansion in powers of h-bar.”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Saucony Xodus 3.0 Size: 9.5

Age: 51 years old

Marital Status: So far, so good

Family members:
2 very good cats -- Doodle & Rinnie. One son. We're still not sure who the mother is.

What I do for work:
Write and try to write.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Metro Detroit, East Lansing, Fargo, New Mexico, Boulder (Eldorado Springs), Bozeman, Reno, Sacramento/Davis, Bozeman (again), Boston, Princeton NJ, COS.

When I started running and what got me started:
On-again-off-again since ca. 1988, more on-again since 2011.

What does running mean to me:
Running is the Source.

Running accomplishments:
That's funny.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I kind of like the rule I invented about If You Can't See The Top of It You Should WALK. Also like it when the crowds thin out and there's no traffic or other interruptions, being in the mountains or at least off pavement. I also like snack breaks.

Favorite running trail and why:
Barr Trail >> Palmer Park trails > Greenland

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Probably the BTMR.

Best running experience:
Bridger Ridge Run.

Worst running experience:
Bridger Ridge Run.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Nothing. Ever. Apart from, you know, the Spiritual Stuff we've all heard about.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Really. My first ever really 'long' run was about 15 miles and I didn't really know much about fueling and hydration stuff (arguably, I still don't). Let's just say that I thought I had the flu but I later learned it wasn't the flu. It was 'like' the flu, which is Simile. And the flu was kind of like a Metaphor for the run. If that makes any sense. But it really wasn't the flu. Just seemed like it. A lot.

Running pet peeves:
There's never enough hemoglobin to go around.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I am a huge fan of "Little House on the Prairie".

Other hobbies and interests:
Climbing, war games (e.g. Squad Leader, Panzerblitz...not video games), sports games (e.g. Strat-O-Matic & APBA), numerical methods & statistics.

Other stuff:
Advice: Don't put gin & Chartreuse in your fuel belt bottles. A very bad choice. Good judgement comes from Experience...Experience comes from bad judgement.

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