Salisbury half marathon

Yesterday I raced in the Salisbury half marathon, which I’ve been training for for the last three months. I lost my GPS watch while traveling to Salisbury, so I had to make do with a stopwatch and the mile markers to gague my pace. I finished in 39th place, in a time of 1:30:10. I’m a bit disappointed to have missed going under 90 minutes by so little, but since my previous best was over four minutes slower I’m pretty happy.

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Last Thursday I turned 28. As I have been telling anyone who’ll listen, this is the last time I will be perfect (unless I live to be 496).

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New job at CUP

Last Monday I started my new job as a maths editor at Cambridge University Press. Roughly my job entails keeping up with trends in maths, bringing in new books to publish, and following them through production. It’s a bit of a change from research, but it’s nice to have found a job where I can use my maths knowledge to a useful (and non-evil) end. My colleagues are all very friendly, and so far CUP seems like a great place to work.

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