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Entries from November 2008

Operation Santa 10k: 3rd in Division!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Yesterday morning I ran my 12th race, which was my second 10k. Jen ran the 5k race, and it was her third 5k. It was the first race I’ve run where I did not get a new PR (I guess that happens after you start running a lot of races and start to repeat distances). […]

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Day 15 Mustache: Yeah, I Look Good

Friday, November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Even though it’s still November, it feels a little more like January. I’ve gone running the past two days in 18-degree weather — after being totally out of commission on Tuesday with a crazy one-day sickness that left me  nauseous, dizzy, overheated, and barely able to stand up (there’s a debate in the Anderson household […]

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“The Passion in Your Heart”

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I’m reading Dean Karzazes’ second book, 50/50, in which he describes his journey running 50 marathons in 50 days across all 50 states. Though not quite as exciting and jaw-droppingly awesome as the adventures he describes in Ultramarathon Man (the 50/50 feat itself notwithstanding, of course) , 50/50 does have a passage that beautifully conveys […]

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Tags: running

Day 9: The Singlet ’Stache

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday Pete attacked with a vengeance. And he brought an army of ‘stache-toting brothers with him — yes, including The Chalm Machine. I was speechless when I saw his post, which crescendoed with this confident entry in ABMGC 2008: Well done, Pete. Well done. I remain in awe. You have taken this contest to a […]

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The Mustache Chronicles: Days 5 & 6

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Pete posts! And he’s back with a vengeance, chock-full of smack talk! He’s accused my ‘stache of things like this:  Your mustache has one arm– it swims in a circle. Your mustache has one leg– they call him Skip. But wait, Pete: I have a question while my ‘stache swims and skips arounds on its […]

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Tough Stachin’ on Day 4

Monday, November 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This year’s contest is off to a considerably slower start than last year’s — at least where the blog smack talkin’ is concerned. First, Pete posted his contest intro post with promises of an afternoon shave. But where’s the documentation, bro? Is this a violation already? Where’s the official ABMGC 2008 rule book? Even if […]

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Stockadeathon 15k

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 · 9 Comments

It’s official: I keep getting faster and faster. And I feel pretty awesome about that. This morning I woke up at 7am, psyched to run my 11th race and first 15k. Based on my great half-marathon last month, the McMillan Running Calculator predicted my 15k time would be 1:06:58 (7:11 average pace). My goal: 7:10 […]

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Bill Rodgers & Amby Burfoot

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Tomorrow I run my 11th race and first 15k, the Stockadeathon. Today I cruised down to the pre-race expo at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady to meet a pair of marathon champs, Bill Rodgers and Amby Burfoot. Bill won the Boston and New York City Marathons 4 times each in the late 1970s, and ran on […]

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Tags: running

The Final Full Pre-Marathon Shave

Friday, November 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments

One month from today the Anderson brothers will run their second marathon — and their first together (California International Marathon). As declared by Pete back in June, that can only mean one thing: The Anderson Brothers Sac-Town Marathon Challenge Coupled With the Anderson Brothers Mustache Growing Challenge II. This morning marked my final full pre-CIM […]

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Victory!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

What an amazing night. We had friends over on election night to celebrate. And what a victory it was. I’m still getting choked up this morning seeing the headlines: The People have spoken loud and clear: President Obama will restore hope for America and for the world. Browse some of the newspaper headlines from around […]

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Tags: politics