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Running the Bolder Boulder

I ran my first 10k – pretty easy but a whole lot of fun because we wore ridiculous outfits. The Bolder Boulder is the second largest 10k in the US and the fifth largest road race in the world [wikipedia]. … Continue reading

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My Acroyoga Hobby

The past three years I’ve gotten more and more into this crazy hobby called acroyoga. Its a combination of yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage. But my main teachers in Boulder (Ryan Hamity and Cassie Drew) have been strongly from the … Continue reading

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Canyoneering in Utah

I recently went on my first Canyoneering trip in Ticaboo Mesa area, just outside Lake Powell, Utah. It was a fun 3 day adventure with a group of 12 strangers from a Meetup.com group. The trip leader Yannick is an … Continue reading

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Burning Korea – Regional Burn

My visa to work in Japan was for only 90 days, so I had to leave the country for a couple days to renew it. So what did I do? I called up one of my best friends Quest and … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Side Trip

I finally visited China, albeit only Hong Kong, this summer. I visited for the International Conference of Robots and Automation and had a fantastic time hanging out with my Willow Garage / OSRF / Rice University / Google friends, as … Continue reading

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Outdoor Adventures in Japan

So many fun adventures this summer in Japan, and so many wonderful people I shared it with! This visit to Japan I brought my climbing gear and joined a mixed group of locals and foreigners for a beautiful summer day … Continue reading

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Dabbling in Acro Yoga

A new interest of mine is Acro Yoga, which is a blend of yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage. Classes are offered free from my climbing gym (Movement Boulder) and one day a friend suggested we go try it out together. … Continue reading

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Meeting European Roboticists in Belgium

In January I spent a week outside Brussels with a group of roboticists from around Europe at the *PhD European School of Robotics* hosted Herman Bruyninckx of KU Leuven. It was another interesting experience in that I was the only … Continue reading

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Working at the University of Tokyo

In February I had the rare experience of working at a robotics lab for a month in Tokyo. It was a very interesting to work with a group of incredibly smart and talented Japanese researchers and to be the only … Continue reading

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The Art of Slacklining

Slacklining was a big part of the culture in Tonsai and many climber-hippy type places. Its such a relaxed way to send off time with friends, hanging out and trying new tricks. I really enjoy it. It started as a … Continue reading

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