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Final day of travel – Woohoo!  I snuck in a second run tour early this morning, picking up a few locations I missed last night.

It was foggy, so pictures were limited. [Strava]

A Quick DC Run Tour

January 14, 2014 — 1 Comment

I got to my new hotel in enough time to squeeze in a great, evening run. It was a comfortable 52 with no wind and probably cooled to the high 40s when I finished.

I was glad I opted to sleep in and not run this morning when it was raining, this was a lot more enjoyable.[Strava]

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.


Funny the things we remember…

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


Today’s Office

October 15, 2013 — Leave a comment

Upon reflecting on my day and, from the “My how things have changed” file, I present today’s “office”:

  • Hotel room in Oklahoma City (various locations within it: laying, sitting standing)
  • Elevator of said hotel on OKC
  • Lobby of said hotel in OKC
  • Rental car in OKC
  • Gas station next to said hotel in OKC
  • Will Rogers World Airport, OKC
  • Flight 1011 from OKC to DFW
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Flight 1184 from DFW to San Jose
  • San Jose International Airport
  • Taxi from SJC to home
  • Home
  • Toyota dealer lounge (waiting for oil change)
  • Home

Oh, the connected and small world we live and work in…

Today was a catch up day after two days of meetings. Your think I had a couple if big projects going or something!

Glad to be home!

Training Journal – 10/15/13:

  • Current plan: Foxy’s Fall Century Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest.
  • Comments: Rest & travel work day.

Crown Fount

June 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

Snapped these on the walk home from dinner at The Original Gino’s East:


Training Journal – 6/26/13:

  • Current plan: Not sure right now…looking at options for a run in July
  • Today’s session: ?-mile run
  • Comments: I did 10.43 miles @ a 9:32 min/mile pace, the final 4.43 miles were in a nice downpour!


June 24, 2013 — 3 Comments

This was at mile six of my 12-mile, out and back run this morning…


Training Journal – 6/24/13:

  • Current plan: Not sure right now…looking at options for a run in July
  • Today’s session: ?-mile run
  • Comments: Since I’m in between plans right now, I’m just focusing on running lengths of time vs. specific mileage. So, I went for a 2-hour run this morning, which ended up being 12.13 miles @ a 9:48 min/mile pace for a time of 1:58:57. I kept the 3:1 ratio except at around mile 7 I walked the 5 minute interval to rest my knee.  SF 2nd half race report tomorrow…hopefully…I’ve been busy!

I’m in Virginia for a biz trip and a few of us went to a Nationals game tonight after work. It was a nice break, though a bit cool for this Californian. It was one dollar hot dog night, so I downed two…and two soft pretzels too – yum!

Pano shot from our seats


Other shots

Training Journal – 4/22/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W18D1 (Taper week 3)
  • Today’s session: 5 mile easy run
  • Comments: I did 5.35 @ 8:00


Palmer House, Chicago

Training Journal – 1/8/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W3/D2
  • Today’s session: 4 mile easy run @ 8:37-9:37 pace
  • Comments: I did 6.04 @ 8:17. I actually saw two foxes on my run along the Lakeshore Trail, just before the Shedd Aquarium. Pretty cool for running in the city!

Lakefront Trail Long Run

January 6, 2013 — 1 Comment

I’m on a short trip to Chicago and braved the 0430, “29 degrees (feels like 19) with 13 mph winds” weather for my pre-meeting, long run today. I planned my gear pretty well and was actually pretty comfortable. From the few fellow runners I saw at that early hour, I didn’t look out of place (read: “He must be from California!”)…though I did see one guy running in shorts AND short sleeves!


Training Journal – 1/6/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W2/D7
  • Today’s session: 11 mile long run @ 8:42-9:59 pace
  • Comments: I did 12.27 @ 8:29

Hotel Bathroom Art

November 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

This was hanging above the toilet in my hotel room bathroom. Motivational?

Training Journal – 11/9/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 8 mile easy run @ 8:37-9:37 pace
  • Comments: I did 8.17 at 8:31