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bipolar strikes again

so back in april i was feeling really good (maybe a bit TOO good) and made these ambitious plans to participate in the nanny goat 24-hour race as a walker. then much like what happened for the 9 trails 35 mile in november 2007, the high desert 50k in december 2007 and the avalon 50 […] Read More

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i must be crazy... i haven't been running much and today i decided to sign up for the nanny goat 24 hour race. but i can explain: i am planning on walking it. plus, there is no pressure to "finish", no cut-offs, just relaxed running (in my case walking) around a 1-mile loop with aid […] Read More

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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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san francisco 1-day

San Francisco one day

what follows is an email i tried to send earlier this afternoon. i couldn't get around gmail's spam detector (mass 'bcc') so here it is, with pictures added. OK, some of you may know it, some may not (where HAVE you been?), but I will be in San Francisco this weekend for the famous PCTR […] 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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