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on ultras and tonsillectomies

i'm still in the process of trying to thank all who offered their encouraging words, positive vibes and pep talks before, during, and after the san francisco 1 day. the outpour of emails, "real-time" messages submitted via the form on the race website, voice messages, text messages, all the hugs and high-fives... it all meant […] Read More

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the stuff dreams are made of

purple dream

so last weekend i took part in the san francisco 1-day, another spectacular event put on by the pctr (pacific coast trail runs). they put on some thirty races every year, covering much of the northern, central and southern california coast. i've done some of their events, most recently the sycamore canyon 30k (last may). […] Read More

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post-dinner slump

groovy peace

if i were 30 years older, this would have been my senior high yearbook picture: from today's vsl, "that 70's web tool" […] Read More

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a weekend of cracker jacks and gu

baseball

work (a snail's pace) gave us tickets to last friday's angels game. what an experience! when you grow up watching soccer, baseball seems like... well, literally, a whole different ball game. by the 3rd inning, however, i was comfortable enough with the rules not to mistakenly cheer for the rangers. since the game isn't non-stop […] Read More

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jimmy buffet meets fruit of the loom

pink underwear

part fundraiser, part celebration, part running event, last week's city of hope "underwear affair" was quite the sideshow. a charity run to raise awareness of "cancers below the waist", the race allowed for an interesting experience for runners and spectators alike. when else can people run the streets of la (closed to traffic!) wearing nothing […] Read More

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heatmap picture of dead mp3 player

only six months after i got my sansa m250 it died on me. #%&*$@!? i was in love with it already! it was tiny (this is pre-shuffle), easy to operate and the 2gb were plenty for me. sad loss, but no surprise. i sweat like a pig. when i wrote runner's voodoo i was happy […] Read More

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off to mt. disappointment 50k

mt. disappointment topo thumbnail

off to mt. disappointment 50k! woohoo!!! and... perfect weather! this will be my 17th race (marathon and longer) and my 12th ultra. pretty cool. SORRY FOLKS, if i’m a living application of the law of unintended consequences […] Read More

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