Create-a-thon 2015, General

Observing the Dash

This morning I awoke early for a race, however, for the first time in 5 years it wasn’t a race I would be running myself. Today is the annual Monster Dash Half Marathon race. This was the first half-marathon that I ever ran after starting to run in 2010. I’ve done either the half, or the […]

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Chromdroid?

The news broke yesterday that Google is going to move towards merging ChromeOS and Android, starting sometime in 2016. As a Chromebook owner I knew this day would probably eventually come, but it’s still bittersweet news to hear it finally. ChromeOS was a gamble for Google to begin with. The idea was to build an […]

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Social politics

Last night I didn’t watch the Republican debate. I didn’t watch the Democrat debate, nor the Republican debate before. As someone who’s followed most presidential elections pretty closely since I was a kid, I’ve gotten more and more concerned with how contentious the process has become so early in the cycle. The amount of time […]

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Never too old to love tech

I was delighted today by the video below of a 97 year old woman who wanted to visit Google headquarters. Her assisted living community granted the wish and the short video about the visit is awesome. I love seeing her reactions to technology that is so far beyond what she learned about when she was […]

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Work friends

One of the things that I miss most about my previous job was the two other guys that I worked with. The three of us would often go out to lunch and talk about work, life, photography, beer or whatever. It was one of those things that made going into work fun, as the three […]

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Recovery

The effects of the race are finally really hitting today. Body is sore and tired. Overall it feels like I got hit by a truck, albeit a small one. I knew it would hit eventually, so I’m not terribly surprised. I’m sure my body is also feeling relief that my big running season is over […]

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Surf the Murph 50K Trail Race

When my wife and I decided to commit to running a 50K race this year, we choose Surf the Murph for a number of reasons. Many people suggested to us that it was a great race for a first time 50K, and since it was local, we decided to sign up. Both of us knew […]

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Achievement Unlocked: Ultramarathoner

I completed my first ultra marathon today, the Surf the Murph 50K. I’m tired. I need a shower. I need a beer. I need food. So for now I’m just going to post my Instagram and call it a day. We were supposed to hit a Minnesota United FC game tonight, but I don’t think […]

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Banning State Park Photos

I finally took the time tonight to do some processing on my photos from my walk with my son at Banning State Park. Mostly pleased with how these turned out. The sun was very low and it was a clear sky, which made for a lot of shadows. I much prefer the even light of […]

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Twas two days before race day

Saturday is the big 50K race for my wife and I. Everything in my season has been leading up to this race and I’m approaching it with a sense of fear, expectation and apathy. In some regards I’m happy for the apathy part. I’ve found that when I get too wound up about an upcoming […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Car power outlets

I discovered a small issue with my new car, I keep blowing fuses for the accessory power outlets. I’m going to be bringing it back into the dealer to get it fixed, but it got me thinking about alternatives. At this point I don’t think there is anything that I would be powering off of […]

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Warning: meandering self-introspection ahead! Proceed at your own risk! This past weekend my wife asked me a question while we were running through a beautiful State Park. She said, “What do you want to do in the future? Like, where do you want to be in 5 years?” She asked me this because I tend […]

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