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Oxbow Lake

January 11, 2014 — Leave a comment

I may not remember everything from college, but one thing that always comes to mind when I fly are “oxbow lakes” – from a geology course I took.

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Funny the things we remember…

Oh, and I also spotted this hidden Mickey too (ok, maybe it’s just the hat):

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Final Post for 2013

December 31, 2013 — 2 Comments

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2013 was an interesting year. A few highs, some lows, and a lot of mehs. Here’s to hoping that 2014 is a better year.

I will be posting a 2013 Training recap in the coming days. I was just looking at my stats this morning and can’t believe the year I’ve had! I’m really looking forward to what 2014 holds.

One change for 2014 is that I am taking a break from the “postaday” blog thing. As I’ve looked at the content of my 2013 posts, they’ve been, well, pretty boring.  The majority were simply my daily “Training Journal” – hardly worth posting and really only posted to satisfy my “postaday” check mark. So, for 2014, I will only post when something strikes me as “postable”, significant milestones, race/run/ride reports, monthly training stats, and other stuff.  I know that are some other blogging projects on WordPress, who knows, maybe tonight I will get motivated and join one…

Happy New Year!


Training Journal – 12/31/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 4-mile run
  • Comments: I did 6.2 miles @ 8:27 avg pace, avg cadence of 97, & a run time of 54:21. [Strava]
  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest day
  • Comments: Begrudgingly rested – at the “remind” of my wife. I wanted to ride, even set my kit and all, but rested.
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Recovery Week
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: nada – bah humbug

Happy Birthday, Harry

November 16, 2013 — Leave a comment

Happy 82nd to my Father-in-law.  We are especially missing him today – his first birthday without him.

I love this picture of him.  It captures his smile, his easy-going attitude, and so many other things that were uniquely him.  I truly can just hear him laugh when I see this picture.

He and my dad were two of the biggest influences in my life – hard workers, good men, … so much more.  They both taught me so much – some things that, unfortunately, I’m only coming to appreciate now that they are both gone.

I simply hate that I can’t laugh, talk, … do whatever with them any more.


Training Journal – 11/16/13:

  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Rest
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 20-mile easy ride
  • Comments: Still was not feeling 100% this morning when the alarm went off, so I stayed in bed. Mañana….
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Rest and a quick trip to Monterey for lunch