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Monthly Archive for November, 2006


I survived Thanksgiving. Lots of traffic, the CB saved me at least three very lengthly stalls due to wrecks. Went to Oklahoma to visit the family, went to Tulsa to see the few friends I have left there. Got to see my cousins, some who I haven’t seen in years. I bought my parents a […]

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Race photographs are online. While I was up in Pflugerville tonight, I went over to Ikea. Lots of yummy affordable furniture. They made it exceedingly easy and pleasurable to buy a chair. Found the one I wanted (“Poang”), picked off the shelf, carried it to the self-checkout counter, assisted by a tall, slender, rather attractive […]

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Route 66 Half-marathon

Back in Austin. I had a hell of a time sleeping last night, I kept waking up wondering just how cold it would be and how I was going to deal with it. It was cold this morning, but not nearly the bitter freeze that we encountered at Freescale. I’m pleased with my clothing selection, […]

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Route 66 run prep

In a hotel room in Tulsa just outside downtown. I swear this isn’t a by-the-hour place (it’s a Holiday Inn Express), but there’s a jacuzzi in the room next to the bed. That seems like weird placement. Overall a pretty shitty place for the money; a glorified Motel 6. Should’ve opted for La Quinta. I […]

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I didn’t plan my days off for Oklahoma very well. Hopefully I leave Thursday for Tulsa, and come back on Sunday after the run. This means that I’m going right back next Wednesday for Thanksgiving. Had I thought about it, I would’ve taken the whole week of Thanksgiving off. I bought one of them thar […]

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Run results

Sweet, ING New York City Marathon recap on NBC. So exciting to watch, I wish I were there. My favorites (nice bib numbers): Dean Karnazes 50 3:00:36.95 Lance Armstrong 1002 2:59:35.35 Ed Viesturs 8000 3:15:25.00 Seggie finished 12:06:56 at Ironman Hawaii, whee I had maintenace this morning between 2 AM and 4 AM, I wound […]

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