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Entries from April 2008

Nashville Trip & 1/2 Marathon

Monday, April 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Friends + fun + run = Nashville 2008. It was the first group trip Jen and I had been on in a while, and the first with our Saratoga posse. Eight of us headed to Music City for a long weekend, and four of us ran in the Nashville Country Music 1/2 Marathon. It was […]

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They Might Be Giants @ The Egg

Thursday, April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

We had a pretty awesome weekend, including the first Gaffney’s patio happy hour of the season; a (daring) stop at the new Liberty Bell Cheesesteak; a girls’ breakfast in the beautiful sunshine Saturday morning (yes, I was invited as an honorary attendee); a walk around downtown on a sunny Sunday afternoon, including lunch at Lillian’s; […]

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3 Days to My 1st 1/2 Marathon

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

I still can’t believe it: In 3 days I’ll be running my first-ever 1/2 marathon. I officially committed to it on New Year’s Eve, around the time I started training. I ran 5.5 miles on Monday morning, and I just clocked in another 6.51 miles. Tomorrow will likely be my last training run before the […]

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Tags: running

My 31st Birthday Party / Wine Club #6

Monday, April 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Though my 30th birthday party set the party bar pretty high, this year was also pretty freakin’ awesome. Jen masterminded yet another great event — the Wine Snob Smackdown ’08 — this time pairing 7 wines with 7 cheeses and challenging party-goers to a blind taste test. Rather than asking everyone to bring the usual […]

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Tags: anecdotes · photos 2008

Spring Sun & Bailey’s Fun

Monday, April 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On Saturday I ran my longest run to date: Nearly 17 miles. I only stopped for two brief refueling breaks. I felt great at the end. Alex and I had a greasy diner breakfast following the run, then I cruised home and spent the afternoon doing a few hours of yard work. Later that afternoon, […]

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Tags: anecdotes · photos 2008 · running · saratoga springs

Gabe, Ben, Jonty Go to White Castle

Sunday, April 13th, 2008 · No Comments

A couple weeks ago (March 27), I spontaneously took 2 days off work and headed south to New Jersey to hang out with Ben, who was in town from San Francisco to visit his parents, and Jonty, who came to party with us for the night. I had a great time — spending time with […]

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Shamrock Shuffle 2008

Sunday, April 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Oh where does the time go? Too much fun, too little time to blog about it all. My current blogging backlog begins with last Sunday’s 5-mile race, the 22nd Annual Shamrock Shuffle in Glens Falls, NY. It was my third distance race, following January’s Wimp Wimp and February’s Polar Cap, so I’ve been running one […]

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Tags: running

A Birthday Ode to My Parents

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

At 31 today, I’m no longer a spring chicken, technically (I guess), but I still feel like one. My senior year at Vassar I took a contemporary media class taught by then executive editor of The Poughkeepsie Journal Meg Downey, who said to us on the last day of class, “The way you feel right […]

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