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Wine Club #8

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

What, no wine club since September 2008? Au contraire! Wine Club #8 was a Halloween theme back on October 30, 2008 and hosted by Alexis and Annie at Annie’s place. And yes, I’m only now — 5 months later — blogging about it. I’ve become the ultimate slacker on the blog front. But better late [...]

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Tags: photos 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Monday, January 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Jen and I spent an awesome and unforgettable 9 days in California with friends and family for Christmas and New Year’s. Hope yours was as special as ours!     As the sun sets on 2008 and 2009 begins, here’s wishing you the best in the New Year!

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Tags: photos 2008 · sacramento · san francisco

CA Trip: Marathon Edition Part II

Sunday, December 21st, 2008 · No Comments

There’s no place like home. Much like mine and Jen’s last trip to California in June, our last trip a couple weeks ago (my third to CA this year) was inspired by the marathon, but was, as always, tons of fun beyond the race itself, thanks, of course, to our awesome family, great friends, and [...]

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Tags: photos 2008 · sacramento · travel

California International Marathon 2008

Sunday, December 14th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Marathoning is awesome. And unless you’ve experienced the grand feeling of accomplishment and personal triumph yourself, it’s hard to convey in words what a life-changing and moving experience it is — and what a difference it makes to have people there to share the experience with you and believe in you.  I’m officially the rare [...]

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Tags: abmgc 2008 · photos 2008 · running · sacramento

Birthday Wife

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Happy birthday to my beautiful wife! I’m lucky to have known this hottie since she was 21 — for more than a third of our lives (!) — and to have been married to her for 5 wonderful years. I love you, Jen! Thank you for being you.

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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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Tags: photos 2008 · running

Great Pumpkin Challenge 10k

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Today was the 8th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge 10k (also a 5k on the same course) in Saratoga Spa State Park. It was my 10th road race and my first 10k. I placed higher than in any previous race I’ve run: 17th place overall (out of 200+ runners)! I’m pretty happy about that. It was [...]

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Tags: photos 2008 · running

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Friday, October 24th, 2008 · No Comments

A big happy birthday to my awesome Dad! My whole life you’ve been the most supportive and encouraging father a guy could ask for. You’ve always been there for me and Peter, as friend, father, and mentor — from life lessons on Pacheco Valle benches to football on Stanwood Way. We’ve always known we could [...]

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U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 1/2 Marathon

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

 Today was a picture-perfect fall day. The morning fog rose over the trees as we drove south to Albany for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 1/2 Marathon — my third half-marathon and second in the past 3 weeks — which shares the second half of the Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon course, one of the fastest in [...]

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Saratoga Palio 1/2 Marathon & 5k

Sunday, September 28th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Last weekend I ran my second half-marathon and Jen ran her second 5k (now she’s run twice as many 5ks as I have!). The weather was perfect and hundreds of people showed up here in Saratoga Springs for the third annual Saratoga Palio memorial race to benefit the Melanie Merola O’Donnell Scholarship Fund. If you [...]

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Tags: photos 2008 · running