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Rahr Oktoberfest 5K 2017

Rahr Oktoberfest 5K 2017

I have been really inconsistent in my running since my half marathon in April. First, I always slack off a bit during the summer, because of the Texas heat. But, this summer, I was sidelined by a plantar’s wart of all things. I first noticed […]

2017 Vacation Oregon: Day 5 & The Trip Home

2017 Vacation Oregon: Day 5 & The Trip Home

On our final day of vacation, our main goal was to make it back to Portland, because our flight home was early the following morning. We decided we were up for some hiking on the way if we left Eugene early enough, so we took […]

2017 Vacation Oregon: Day 4

2017 Vacation Oregon: Day 4

We decided to take it easy on the 4th day of our vacation and stay near Eugene. While looking for things to do, I came across the Simpsons mural in Springfield, so we decided to go there after breakfast and take a look. There are […]

2017 Vacation Oregon: Day 3

2017 Vacation Oregon: Day 3

On the third day of our vacation, I woke up to find my fibit battery almost dead and no charger. Both the Target in Eugene and Springfield showed a limited stock, so we decided to stop by the Eugene location after breakfast, since it was […]

2017 Vacation Oregon: Days 1 & 2

2017 Vacation Oregon: Days 1 & 2

I am way behind on editing our vacation photos from July. Make sure your lenses are spot-free before going on vacation so that you don’t spend hours editing out said spots in Photoshop after you return home. Day 1: We took an early flight from […]

The Message Half Marathon

The Message Half Marathon

The Message Half was a new race this year. Normally, I would be a little skeptical of running a half in an inaugural race, but the Cowtown Marathon folks were producing it, so I figured it would be well-organized. The main reason I decided to […]

Please excuse the mess

Please excuse the mess

I just changed WordPress themes, and the new one has featured pictures. Since I don’t have featured pictures for most posts, it’s inserting stock photos. I’m working on changing that. For now, enjoy a photo of Indian paintbrushes I took in De Leon Sunday.

Cowtown Challenge 2017

Cowtown Challenge 2017

This was my second year running the Cowtown Challenge at the Cowtown Marathon. I chose the shortest race each day – 5K on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday. Saturday morning was cold! Since this winter has been so warm, it was a change. The […]

Marine Creek Trailhead Trot

Marine Creek Trailhead Trot

In mid-May, I ran the 5K celebrating the opening of the new trail head on Marine Creek Lake. It was cloudy, very windy, and freaking cold for mid-May. I thought it might rain, so I initially wore a cap, but realized the cap probably wouldn’t […]

Buffalo Boogie

Buffalo Boogie

This year was my second time running the Buffalo Boogie at the Fort Worth Nature Center. Aggie has run both races with me, and, this year, I convinced both kids to go with me, too. It was a cool, sunny morning. The race seemed a […]