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Entries from February 2008

Once Every 4 Years

Friday, February 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Happy February 29! It’s not every day I get the opportunity to blog on February 29th, so I thought the -16 degree temperature showing on my Google Desktop gadget right now was as good an excuse as any to post something: Wow, negative 16. Now that’s freakin’ cold! We’re about to walk the dogs and […]

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Tags: anecdotes · saratoga springs

Snow Stormlicious & The Slush Run

Thursday, February 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The last two days brought some insane snow here in the Northeast. It snowed nonstop all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Only this morning has the snow subsided and the skies parted to a glorious, sun-filled blue. It’s beautiful out there today and there’s a ridiculous amount of snow on the ground. It snowed at least […]

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Tags: photos 2008 · saratoga springs

Wisdom Tooth Glamour Shots

Monday, February 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On a dare from my wife almost exactly 3 years ago, I posted to my blog one of the worst photos ever taken of me: Gabertooth Tiger. The photo was taken in August 2000, shortly after my wisdom teeth removal surgery. Just over a week ago Jen got all 4 of her wisdom teeth out, […]

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Tags: photos 2008

Ice Cream Dogs

Monday, February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Something tells me our dogs are spoiled: View more spoiled dogs on Flickr

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Tags: dogs

Leon’s Valentine’s Day Dinner

Monday, February 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Jen had class the night of actual Valentine’s Day and had her wisdom teeth removed the day after, so we celebrated Valentine’s Day this year on February 13. Where’d we go? Well, I had just returned from my California trip and Jen was jealous of all the delicious Mexican food I ate, so we went […]

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Tags: food · photos 2008

The 10-Mile Milestone

Sunday, February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Sunday, February 24, 2008 will go down in the history of Gabe as the day I ran my first-ever 10-mile run — my longest run ever (so far). I finished it with a smile on my face, and I haven’t yet passed out, though I’m still a bit in disbelief. The official distance was 10.02 […]

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Tags: running

Skiing @ Stratton

Sunday, February 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Yesterday I skied only my 2nd day of the season (since January at Gore), and it was pretty awesome. Amy and I braved the chilly 18 degrees at Stratton, which was my first time there, unless we had a Vassar Ski Team race there that I can’t recall. It was cold most of the morning […]

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Tags: skiing

Team in Training: Marathon Here I Come

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you’ve been following my blog recently, you probably already know: Last week I officially signed up for Team in Training and committed to run the Rock ’n Roll Marathon in San Diego on June 1, 2008. This is both exciting and overwhelming. There are 3 main reasons why I’m running a marathon with TnT: […]

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Tags: running

102.29 Miles Since December 26!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I did it: Yesterday I passed a major milestone in my training and have now officially run more than 100 miles since I started training on December 26, 2007! My 5.03-mile run yesterday pushed me to 102.29 miles. 97.09 of those miles are in 2008 and more than half (59.78 miles or 58.4%) are in […]

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Tags: running

9 Miles Before 9am

Saturday, February 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments

This morning while Jen was recovering from yesterday’s wisdom teeth removal surgery, I ran my longest run to date: nearly 9 miles (8.78, to be precise). It took 1 hour, 10 minutes, and 36 seconds, so my pace was 8:02 per mile (I’m closing in on the 7s!). The temperature at that hour in Albany […]

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Tags: running