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Entries from March 2008

15-Mile Milestone & Yes, I’m High

Saturday, March 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Some people might think I’m high for running 15 miles. Apparently, I am. And today I experienced this sensation: New York Times / Yes, Running Can Make You High: The runner’s high: Every athlete has heard of it, most seem to believe in it and many say they have experienced it. But for years scientists […]

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Tags: running

18-Mile Record Weekend

Monday, March 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This weekend was a great one for running where I set all kinds of new personal records. Saturday morning I ran my longest run to date — 11.04 miles. I ran this near-half-marathon distance not only without stopping for water or a breather, but in record pace (average of 7:48/mile or 7:49, according to the […]

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Tags: running

Casserole Potluck

Monday, March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Once upon a Saturday, March 8, 2008, Alex and Cati (potluck professionals) hosted a casserole potluck party. Jen and I made the Mean Green Casserole Machine, which was green beanlicious. The competition was tough and our casserole didn’t take top honors that night — some might argue because it was so good, no one really […]

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Tags: food · photos 2008

SF War Protest

Thursday, March 20th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Although I had a pretty crazy day yesterday and, unfortunately, didn’t make it to the local anti-war demonstration here in Saratoga to mark 5 years in Iraq, I did take a look at some of the photos from yesterday’s protests in San Francisco: Looking at the photos brought back memories of living in San Francisco […]

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Tags: san francisco · war

200.53 Total Miles

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The first 100 miles took a couple months. The next 100 miles took me less than a month. Yesterday’s 7.5-mile run put me almost exactly at the 200-mile mark (200.53 total miles since December 26)! (Fun fact: Monday night I partied it up for St. Patty’s Day for 7.5 hours; Tuesday I ran 7.5 miles.) […]

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Tags: running

Miles Challenges

Sunday, March 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

As I wrote about in February, my coworker Dave and I spent 30 days engaged in a miles challenge. Two other coworkers, Magnus and Robert, joined the challenge late, and Dave was battling the flu. With 96.32 miles in 30 days, I won the first challenge: The very next day (Thursday, March 13), Challenge II […]

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Tags: running

A Downtown Saratoga Morning

Saturday, March 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Last Saturday morning Jen and I woke up bright ‘n early and had a really great outing in downtown Saratoga. We started the morning with a pleasant breakfast and some delicious eats (quiche, coffee, apple tarts) at the delectable Mrs. London’s, which was recently featured in USA Today as having “artisan breads (that) have long […]

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Tags: photos 2008 · saratoga springs

Wine Club #5

Thursday, March 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The last meeting of the Saratoga Wine Club was in November, so we were overdue. Sarah and Eric stepped up to the plate to host their second consecutive rockin’ wine club, which doubled as a send-off for founding club member Brian, who’s moving to San Francisco. Jen and I took the opportunity to present Brian […]

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Leon’s Date Night

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

We last went to Leon’s for Valentine’s Day this year. We had so much fun that we did it again last Wednesday for a little date night. My shrimp burrito was delicious (but pricey). View more photos Gotta love those 2-for-1 margaritas!

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Tags: food

100 Miles with Nike+

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We partied all weekend (more updates soon) and I ran 8 miles on Sunday. Then I ran 3 more miles with Happy Dingo on Monday. Then, with yesterday’s 6.61-mile run, I reached almost exactly 100 logged miles (100.33) on my Nike+ site. I earned this cool little 100-mile certificate: That brings my total training mileage […]

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Tags: running