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A few days ago, I got sucked into Project 333; the practice of limiting yourself for 3 months to 33 items of clothing (which include accessories, shoes and outerwear, but not underwear, socks, or workout clothing–if worn to a workout). … Continue reading

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You know it’s a good day

When this happens Yep, another pair ‘o jeans. The denim is Japanese selvedge procured in Hong Kong this past March. Pattern is Closet Case Files Morgan jean. I sized up 2 sizes because on my last pair I had the … Continue reading

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Well, this is embarrassing…

I have not vanished off the face of the earth. In fact, I can barely remember what’s kept me so silent for the past, um, 8 1/2 months. Oh yeah, that’s right. It’s that my country is in a tailspin … Continue reading

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Or not. Thing 3 is off to camp next week. This isn’t new for us; it’s her fifth year of camp, but for some reason* she has no clothes this year. (*actually the reason is that she grew 4″ over … Continue reading

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Little things and rebound races

Now that ultra is over (more on that later), I’ve got a whole lot of time to spend working on my other hobbies. I’ve got tons of projects all queued up, all of which were recently derailed for some little things. Phil’s … Continue reading

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Hobbling and Cobbling

First up–hobbling Last week (week 15 of my training plan) was my highest mileage week. Ever. 59 miles. Sunday was my longest run ever–22 miles. Thankfully I had help–my teammate for the ultra and another friend (and photographer) who came … Continue reading

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Wednesday I’m off to San Diego, which has decided it prefers to offer Scotland’s weather instead of its usual sunny and warm temps. To prepare, I made these:    In ultra news, today starts my first “off week,” and the … Continue reading

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A long story, but not so long run

Today’s Janathon activity consisted of a 5.8 mile trail run, where the deer outnumbered runners. I returned home, took Things 1 and 3 to a local museum to see the Eric Carle (of The Very Hungry Caterpillar fame) exhibit, and … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be nice

if there was a week of undated days between Dec 31 and Jan 1–just to get ready for the rush of the new year? Because each year I have such grand plans, and each year I feel like the referee … Continue reading

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Biting off more than I can chew

The Christmas makes are progressing. Last Sunday, after my long run (more on that below the fold), I started and finished the 9 pillowcases. It took a little longer than expected, because half-way through the Mister needed me to help him test … Continue reading

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