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It’s always seemed strange to me to attribute some kind of overall descriptor to a calendar year. Was 2014 Good or Bad? It had its high points and low points. I suppose it’s nice for all of us, as a culture and as communities, to take a small breath periodically to pause and take stock […]

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Per request, I’ve covered the cold truths about ice cream (hahahahaha) with these definitive ice cream power rankings. Eating ice cream every night for a couple of months has prepared me for just such an undertaking. I can, and will defend these positions if necessary. Peanut butter cup Cookie dough Salted caramel Cookies and cream Mint chocolate […]

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(I posted this originally in 2014, but updated it for this year. THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FUN UGH WHY DOES WORK GET IN THE WAY OF FUN UGGH uggh) Headed to The Big O tournament next weekend? That’s super cool. I wish I was, but Baby Sour puts a cramp in my style. I […]

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Remember a couple of years ago, when I did the Total Body Transformation thing? I wanted to lose body fat and add muscle, for a combination of vanity and sports performance. Though it wasn’t necessarily my intention, I was focusing a lot on how my body looked instead of how it performed, and joined in […]

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2012 seemed to be the year that was almost awful, but saved by the people I love making smart and responsible decisions. Cancer in someone close to me,  caught early due to regular screening. A friend who embraced help when he needed it. Friends who took their kids to see Santa in the mall and […]

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Break a skate lace. Replace it. Wish it had broken during pyramids to give you an excuse to skip a few laps. Consider cleaning your bearings and your wheels. End up not cleaning your bearings or wheels. Wash your pads and leave them out in the sun (if available). Buy new footless tights. Wonder if […]

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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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For those of you who haven’t been following along, I’ve been doing this Total Body Transformation program, inspired by Frida Beater. Today is day 90. After tomorrow’s bout, I’m free to be bad. What’s the TBT? For 90 days, basically, you “eat clean” 6 days a week – no white flour, no white rice, no sugar, no alcohol, […]

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Here’s the thing: I really want to go to ECDX with a side trip to New York with my sweetie. And we can afford it – it’s just matter of priorities. Do we want to be paying off student loans until our dying breaths? Or maybe buckle down, stop paying for “frivolous vacations” (aka enriching life […]

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Okay, internet and real-life running friends: What are your goals? State them here for the public so we can shame you into keeping up. (Partially kidding.) My goals are: Run a 7-minute mile by September Finish the Shamrock Run (5k)  in under 30 minutes Both of these have been kind of goals for a while. In […]

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