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Archive for April, 2012

Oh, you guys. I’m failing so hard at this running thing. I think I’ve gone two miles in the last two weeks, and am barely motivated to do more. I’m doing such a bad job! Maybe I’ll focus on not more miles, but more quality miles. Getting faster. I’m very slow, which is not bad […]

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Summer preview

This weekend consisted of: Beer-drinkin’ 2 trips to the hardware store, 1 trip to the Urban Farm Store, 1 trip to Home Depot Sunburn Playing catch at the park Coffee on the deck Pancakes Outdoor skating with teammates Family Impromptu plays with botched lines by a three-year-old Chips, salsa, more beer These warm Portland spring days are perfect […]

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We’re going to see Jeff Magnum tonight, you guys.  I’m not much of a concert crier, but there may be tears. The only time I really remember crying at a concert was during Masters of War when we saw Bob Dylan in Columbus, Ohio. That would have been…maybe 2006 or so. (Yep, 2006. Thanks, internet!) […]

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In my Rose City Rollers skating career, I must’ve set some kind of record for number of times trying out for travel team without making it. Four? Five? Enough to have lost track. This time, I had very low expectations. I seriously considered taking my name off the tryout list a few times, just to […]

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Spring!

It’s Spring! And it’s crappy out at the moment of this writing, but we have some lovely weather coming up. Who’s planning on putting in a garden, but not quite getting around to it yet? Who’s riding bikes around? Who’s neglecting their runs in order to go play basketball and frisbee in the park? You […]

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Doing double-unders instead of singles 6 double-unders in a ROW Going down to the red band for pullups At our sponsor gym, when you rip yourself a sizable blister doing pullups and give yourself welts trying to jump rope, it’s regarded as a point of pride. I earned this blister. I whapped myself in the […]

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We won!

This is old news but…the Betties beat GNR on Saturday! You could call it a decisive victory, but it’s just one game. It was one really fun, cohesive game on our part. We’re now sitting in second place going into semifinals, so we play GNR again for the chance to play in the Championship game. Next […]

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