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Entries Tagged as 'photos 2009'

Birthday Wife: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Here’s wishing a big happy birthday to my awesome wife and best friend! I’m lucky to call you my wife, Jen. Thank you for being such an amazing part of my life all these years. So…who can guess which of the below photos are new and which are old?    

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Operation Santa 10k 2009

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 · 7 Comments

It was about 30 degrees warmer for this year’s Operation Santa 10k in Hudson Falls, NY. The sun was even shining brightly, a stark contrast to the 20-degree temps and piercing winds of last year’s race (where I also sported the beginnings of my ’stache from the 2nd annual ABMGC – set for a later [...]

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Buffalo Trip & Lisbeth’s Canadian Wedding

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A couple weeks ago Jen and I made a run for the border, Canadian style. Lisbeth was getting married in Niagara on the Lake in Ontario, not far from Buffalo, so it also gave us a good excuse to visit Johnny; we crashed with him both Friday upon arrival and Saturday after the wedding, so [...]

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Saratoga Great Pumpkin 10k 2009

Monday, October 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I’ve clocked in my fair share of training runs in the pouring rain — and even the occasional race — but never before Saturday had I toed the starting line as the rain poured down and lightning shot through the sky. It was a dramatic start to the morning’s Great Pumpkin 10k in the Saratoga [...]

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Mohawk Hudson River Marathon 2009

Monday, October 12th, 2009 · 14 Comments

I ran my 4th marathon yesterday, where my goal was to qualify for the 2010 Boston Marathon. I fell short of that goal, but learned some important lessons along the way. My legs are really sore today. Weather was perfect yesterday and the course was beautiful for the Hudson Mohawk Marathon – cool at the [...]

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Wine Tasting in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 · 5 Comments

On Saturday Jen, Alexis, and I headed west from Saratoga Springs, while Johnny headed east from Buffalo. We met somewhat in the middle: In the Finger Lakes region of central New York, where we left the rain and fog of Saratoga that day behind and enjoyed a picture-perfect day at Seneca Lake. We met at [...]

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Tags: anecdotes · photos 2009

Saratoga Palio Half-Marathon 2009

Monday, September 28th, 2009 · 4 Comments

A week ago Sunday I ran my 5th half-marathon, and second of the year: The Saratoga Palio here in Saratoga Springs. I loved this race last year and I loved it again this year. It’s definitely a tough race since there are a few hills throughout the Spa State Park, then mostly uphill in the [...]

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U2 Show @ Giants Stadium

Friday, September 25th, 2009 · 4 Comments

On Wednesday I took the day off work and joined Justin, his bro Mike, and his friend Charlie for a (really long) trek to New York City (well, technically, New Jersey) to see U2 at Giants Stadium. It was the earliest I’d ever arrived for any concert — about 11:30am — and the longest I’d [...]

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Fasig-Tipton 5k 2009

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 · 6 Comments

  On the heels of the SF Marathon, I ran my third 5k this morning – the First Annual Fasig-Tipton 5k right here in Saratoga Springs – and I destroyed my previous PR (set in April’s Dodge the Deer) by more than a minute (1:14)! I set out to run sub-20 and I nailed my [...]

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Tags: photos 2009 · running · saratoga springs

San Francisco Marathon 2009

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 · 11 Comments

A week ago I ran my third marathon, and my first of 2009: The San Francisco Marathon. It was a most excellent experience with perfect weather, beautiful views, and quad-grinding hills. It also happened to fall on mine and Jen’s 6th wedding anniversary, so extra special thanks to Jen for supporting my marathon habit – [...]

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