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Me sing

10.11.2007

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Posted at 08:49

what would we do without wiki?

9.12.2007
Crazy Wolfie!
Posted at 13:53

Test

Posted at 13:49

Who took my sun?

Is it too early to be affected by SAD? It's not that early in the morning, but I'm looking outside and the weather seems quite drab on the verge of depressing. I sure hope a little sun comes out for my midday run today. I'm not a big fan of running in the gloom.

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Posted at 08:43

Super Awesome Fantastic Run!

9.10.2007
We went for a 11.25 mile run yesterday, and I had the best run I've had in a while. As always I started off slow, per usual though at around mile 3 I warmed up and then just took off. I got into a nice little groove, where I was cruising along at a decent clip but I wasn't taxing my cardio at all. I felt like I could hold the pace I was running forever. My good running performance yesterday was probably due to the caffeine infused nuun I drank beforehand. Each day I fall more in love with those tablets. Is it wrong to love an inanimate edible object?

I like getting fast. Although I've realized that track does help somewhat, it's the tempo and interval runs I do outside of track that help me a lot more. This could be because when I do tempo or interval I'm off a track, which mimics real racing than running on track. Although, real racing is all relative since I'm not running the 1500m or 5000m as an event.

On Saturday I baked this sweet pastry thing called a Beirut Tahini Swirl. It's a very simple recipe, but it seemed to turn out okay. The first batch was better than the second though since I let the first batch cook longer so the crust cook crisp up a bit more.

I'd like to get into baking, especially breads. Yesterday, I went out with a woman I've been seeing and we had a picnic of sorts in a coffee shop. It would have been nice to eat outside, but by the time we were ready to eat the sun was saying it's final goodbyes for the day. It was still awesome eating inside because we got to talk a lot. I really like talking with her. We have some interesting conversations, and I always love a good mentally stimulating conversation. Anyway, she baked this absolutely awesome(love alliteration) tomato bread. I seriously could have eaten the entire loaf right there, it was that good. She also brought some sweet potato fries which were equally excellent. I brought some prosciutto, smoked turkey breast along with the tahini swirls and some dried figs. I couldn't stop smiling I was so happy. Good food and great company, you really can't beat that save for some great music.

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Posted at 08:59

Crack

8.30.2007
So Russell was drinking an electrolyte drinking called nuun the other day before his triathlon. It's really a tablet you throw into water and it dissolves just like alka seltzer or airborne. Well I happened to get a package of the cola flavored nuun for my birthday from a friend and now I'm addicted. The thing tastes just like coke it's freaky. I can't stop drinking it, and I think I have a problem. I don't think anyone else can help, but maybe if I can find them. I can hire...The A-Team...

Random.
Posted at 13:54

I am still a man!

8.13.2007
I've been quiet for a while I know. I could say that I was on a mission for MI-6, British Secret Intelligence, trying to stop an international nuclear terrorist arms trading syndicate. In truth, I've been lazy and haven't had much inspiration to type anything here in the past couple of months. I actually don't have much to talk about right now, so I'll just type a bunch of random things that I've been doing.

I'm in a band. We're called Herd of Fleas. I'm rhythm guitarist and one of the lead singers. We have a female vocalist too. She's really good.

I made the best tri-tip chili a few weeks ago. I brought it to a friend's house and there was nothing left after. Yep, that good.

My second batch of beer, a porter, is ready to go into bottles. My third batch will be a high gravity beer, specifically an Imperial Stout. It'll take at least half a year for that one to be ready.

I was training for a triathlon, but I got injured and stopped. I've just started running again. I did 5k yesterday and did okay for my current level of fitness. I'm trying to do some maintenance running and building up my base again, so I can start training for Cal next month.

I've gotten back into boxing. I like punching bags.

That's all I've got now. If I have a more profound thought, and don't forget it, I'll post it here.
Posted at 13:58

I am man!

5.29.2007
So a couple of weeks ago I ran a small 5k and happened to win it. Thing is though, this was the "Girls on the Run 5k." I, being the manly man that I am, destroyed all the little girls and some boys with my awe inspiring time of 18:33. All my running friends made fun of me for winning the race, but I took it in stride. I mean I get to say I won a race. I'm pretty proud of that even though the second place person was a 16 year old high school kid who hadn't run for 6 months. Yeah...

This Sunday is my big race, RNR San Diego. Last year wasn't too good for me. Although I ended up running a 3:36, I had a horrible time with the weather and going out way too fast. This year feels different though because I feel strong and confident of something really good. There's just this overwhelming sense of positivity about this race that I can't kick. For some reason I think I'm going to run a 3:06, which sounds like a good number to me even though it's sort of random. I really hope I can live up to my own expectations.

In other news, I signed up for a triathlon a couple of weeks ago even though I don't know how to ride a bike, something I took a big step of fixing tonight, and I don't really swim all that well. At least I can run. Thankfully I'll have a few months to train since my first tri won't be until September. I still can't decide whether I want to do an olympic distance or half ironman. I want to push myself but to what limit I have no clue.
Posted at 22:41

Santa Cruz Half

4.24.2007
Results

  • Chiptime: 01:26:59.8

  • Avg Split: 6:38 min/mile

    I finished 8th in my age group and 23 overall. I'm pretty happy. I'm actually really happy that I squeezed in under 1:27.

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  • Posted at 10:03