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About adventuresunplugged

The world is a really cool place. I moved to Zurich almost three years ago to start my PhD, and have really enjoyed the different opportunites living close to the Swiss alps offered. This blog is about some of my adventures, climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, traveling... life in general! Wow, haven't updated this bad boy in some time! While the above is still true I have gone on to finish the PhD, so that is Dr Unplugged to you. I also have landed a job in Switzerland and will be shortly moving to Geneva. Clearly I have some adventures ahead left to explore with you guys along for company!

As I write this I have a compex device attached to my lower leg stimulating all of my atrophied muscles to contract. I have spent 72 days in a cast, and have 12 more to go including today. With the … Continue reading

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Treat for my ears and my sanity

Gift certificate for renewing my standard cell plan? Means my lovely ears get a treat, and my much-anticipated return to my 2.5 hour daily commute (hah) will be blissfully calmer and quieter. Hair game may be affected though #bosequietcomfort35 #salt … Continue reading

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Christmas 2017 – Malta baby

Life sucks right now. Like a lot. Like someone cut my foot in half and sewed it back together, and as much as it is going to be better when it heals right now it blows. Like my brother died … Continue reading

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Things that are hard to do with one foot (when you are used to having two)

That caveat in the title probably isn’t necessary. Some shit is just hard with one foot not two, but, I don’t really know maybe people who have only used one foot all their life (or for longer than a week) … Continue reading

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My most recent ankle sprain was January 2016. I tore several ligaments, a tendon and bruised a few bones. It looked like it was healing well, I went to physio, and I worked hard. Every single race I ran in … Continue reading

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Double race weekend… with bronchitis

This weekend was miserable. I am one week post GMAT and MBA application submission, and four weeks pre-Rapperswil IM70.3. Brilliantly I signed up for two races thinking that it would motivate me to train. Well. It didn’t, but I guess … Continue reading

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hobble hobble hobble

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there is a nice eastern european lady cleaning my apartment

While i hide in my bedroom and cringe at how truly she must be discovering I do not know how to clean like an adult. And pretend my house is usually sooo much cleaner, and not full of boxes. Still … Continue reading

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Negotiating is tough.

New jobs are exciting. New people, new routines, new places. New skills, new challenges, new adventures. Negotiating contracts on the other hand is not exciting. It makes my skin itch and my stomach sweat. I asked for more money, and … Continue reading

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