Journal

The Santa Riddler

The Riddler came with instructions for the afternoon: solve a series of riddles that will employ local geographical knowledge, taking you on a scavenger hunt around Bend, Oregon…

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Athletics and the Real World

My resume outside of sport wouldn’t prepare me much for the real world (In-N-Out burger was my last corporate job back in high school).  And after seven+ years of running professionally, there are a lot of specific business skills I’ve

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The Devil’s in the Details.

I’m trying not to be frustrated about the fact that I can’t sleep right now.  Two hours ago I got in bed, tired, and after reading for over an hour, I turned off the light and stared at the back

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Homonculus

Have you ever seen a homonculus?  Its a whacked out illustration (in this case a human) used to illustrate the functioning of a system.  In this example, the size of the body parts are drawn relative to the amount of

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Old Friend, New Retro Approach

November, for me, is “the beginning of the 2011 season.” I worked so hard on day 1 that I couldn’t get out of bed this morning on day 2. As I looked at my phone screen to snooze the alarm for the second time in a row, an image of an old friend popped up to indicate she was calling me at that very moment. With my ringer off, I would have missed the call had I not been looking directly at the phone; had I missed the call, she couldn’t have “made my day.”

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Hyde Park 5k

Hyde park 5k, by nature of where it fell on my season calendar, was always going to be a challenge for me.  Being the tail end of an eight week stint in Europe, I knew race preparations would involve combating

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Farewell to Wicklow

The sun gently awoke me with a soft ray across my eyelid from between the curtains.  7:28, two minutes before my alarm was set to go off.  It was to be my last run in Wicklow before heading out to

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Spontaneous Community Race

Friendly faces greet me as I walked toward the starting line of the “Fit for Life Race.”  The pouring rain that soaked my uniform straight through during the warmup has decided to stop for the race, thank goodness. Sixteen of

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Revivalist Workout

Rowls picked a good workout to kick start my confidence today.  What it will do for me physically, who knows?  Who cares…at this point in the season its about keeping your head in the game so you don’t lay down

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