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Entries from January 2008

The Relaunch of gabeanderson.com

Thursday, January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

So after more than a year hiatus, I relaunched a blog on my old domain! It took some time to reflect on what I wanted to do with my old domain, but I’ve finally found a purpose for it: gabeanderson.com 6.0: technology edition. It’s like the old gabeanderson.com but without the life and politics components […]

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Tags: blogging · technology

Cousin Jamie Wins 2nd XGames Gold

Sunday, January 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Big congrats to my cousin Jamie, who won the XGames XII Women’s Slopestyle event yesterday in Aspen for the 2nd year in a row! There’s a story and great video of Jamie’s winning run on the official EXPN site. And there’s also a story about her win in the Aspen Times. There’s definitely some fierce […]

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Tags: anecdotes · skiing

16 Miles Since Sunday

Saturday, January 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’m really digging this whole running thing. The more I run, the easier it gets. Last summer, I struggled with running a mile and change. Two weeks ago it was an effort to finish the 4.4 miles of the Winter Wimp (to date, still my longest run). But today, as I look back on the […]

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Tags: running

Fleet Feet Rules

Sunday, January 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

On Thursday I finally got new (much-needed) running shoes. My old shoes were New Balance 808s — great shoes, but designed to be trail running shoes, and they were pretty beat up. I developed a sore undersole on the outside edge of my right foot that seemed to flare up whenever I ran. Goodbye, foot […]

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Tags: running

’80s Party

Sunday, January 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Friday night we partied like it was the 1980s. And for a night, it was. Jen, Alexis, and I joined Annie, her roommate, and some other ’80s fans for a night of Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Michael Jackson, and radical wardrobes. Jen rocked the giant hoops earrings, sweet ’80s hair, denim on denim, and bright […]

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Tags: photos 2008

Tom’s Brewery Birthday

Sunday, January 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last Saturday night we helped Tom celebrate his big 40th birthday at the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company, where it’s always good times (I also had a certain milestone birthday there last year; has it really been nearly a year??). The gang came out for awesome beer, a mean round of Pictionary, and giving Tom 40 […]

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Tags: photos 2008

Irish Car Bomb Champion

Sunday, January 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I’m fortunate to be married to the Irish Car Bomb (ICB) Champion. That’s right: Jen is undefeated in the ways of pounding the delicious concoction of Guinness, Jameson, and Bailey’s. As she likes to say, “It’s my only super power. I use it only for good and not evil.” Thursday night following a Team in […]

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Tags: photos 2008

Winter Wimp 2008

Saturday, January 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I did it: Not only did I run in my first competitive race since college, I ran my first-ever distance race, and I didn’t wimp out after the first 2.2 miles. I ran 4.4 miles in 38 minutes and 33 seconds today, and I feel great! I was 71st of 130 people who ran the […]

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Tags: anecdotes · running

Next Challenge: Run My 1st 1/2 Marathon

Thursday, January 10th, 2008 · 5 Comments

On Friday I finally found my stride. I didn’t want the run to end. As I approached the end of my planned 2.4-mile route, I took a turn to make it last longer. It ended up being 2.7 miles. Before this past summer and fall, I hadn’t run in years. Last March my bro ran […]

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Tags: anecdotes · running

I Made the Saratogian Front Page

Saturday, January 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

On Thursday, January 3, 2008 I made the front page of the Saratogian (whose Web site sucks so much it’s not even loading for me right now). The story wasn’t really about me, but it’s no less cool to see my name right on the front page in the top story — barely: The full […]

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Tags: saratoga springs