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Entries from May 2008

3 Days to My 1st Marathon

Thursday, May 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This is it. It’s go time. It’s hard to believe that in just 3 days, I’ll be running my first marathon. In fact, if all goes according to plan and I hit or beat my goal, I’ll actually be done by this time Sunday morning (it’s 7:30am here in New York, 10:30am San Diego time). […]

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Nancy Pearl, Librarian Superstar

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Last night following dinner at STG with Anne and Tom, Jen, Anne, and I proceeded to the Saratoga Springs Public Library to see Jen’s librarian hero and author Nancy Pearl give a talk: “The Pleasures & Perils of a Life of Reading.” The talk was entertaining, humorous, and enlightening. Nancy Pearl is personable and incredibly […]

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The Little Joys of Running

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

I got new shoes about two-and-a-half weeks ago — the Saucony ProGrid Guide Road-Running Shoes. They felt pretty good at first — lighter and tighter than my Asics. Only problem was they were a little too tight, and I didn’t really break them in properly. I only did two short runs — 8 miles then […]

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Porch Sitting Season

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Ahh, porch sitting — the classic Saratoga Springs tradition. It has arrived! And damn do I love it! It’s a beautiful 67 degrees this morning, so there might be some more porch sitting in our future tonight. Porch sitting with wine & cheese last Tuesday: Life is good! By the way, see my mailbox behind […]

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The 20-Mile Long Run

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On one of my Team in Training runs over the winter, I ran briefly with a woman who was preparing to run her 50th marathon — yes, her 50th. She couldn’t have been older than late 40s or early 50s, which means she’s easily been running more than one marathon per year for a number […]

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1/2 Marathon Action Photos

Thursday, May 1st, 2008 · 4 Comments

In case the 275 photos and videos accessible via my last post on the trip to Nashville weren’t enough for you, here are some more photos — action shots of Team SHAG, which just went online yesterday! More action photos of the team: Sarah Hugh Alex Gabe Go Team SHAG!

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