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June 6, 2003

Bolder Boulder Well, I did

Bolder Boulder

I did it. Successfully completed my first Bolder Boulder. As mentioned,
I've lived here for over 20 years and have never run it. It was a fun
race to run. Lots of interesting things to see along the course as a
runner. Very entertaining, and a fun race to run. Check out my finish
pic! (click it to see larger). I even ran about 30 seconds ahead of my
time for the Longmont Turkey Trot last November - that was my first
10k. So, all in all I was very pleased. Next is the Sunrise Stampede
10K in Longmont on the 14th. I'll post how it goes.
Joie and her folks are going out of town this weekend... the kids and I
will sit around, eat junk food, watch tv, and any/all other things that
are generally not allowed. Woo hoo!!!! :)
Well there is your update. Post more later.

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November 10, 2002

Turkey Trottin' Well, I did

Turkey Trottin'

I did the 2002 Longmont Turkey Trot yesterday... my first 10K race
ever! I have run 10k's in training, on the treadmill, etc... but never
in an actual race, so I finally decided to take the plunge. Back in
college when I ran some, I only did 5k races, so this was sort of a big
goal -- since I've gotten back into running over the past few years, it
was nice to have it culminate into something.
You can click the image to see the results. I'm pretty happy, overall.
Of course the goal was to simply finish. Beyond that I wanted to run at
least around 48 minutes or so, so mission accomplished. I really
struggled in the middle miles... we ran on some dirt roads into a stiff
breeze, so that didn't help. I felt good in miles 5 and6 though. It's
all good... now I know where I'd like to improve for my next race!

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August 13, 2001

RamSpam - Volume 2, Issue 5

RamSpam - Volume 2, Issue 5

Well, it's been a busy week or so... I *finally* got another RamSpam
out of my system... the last issue was early May, so it was long

Took the boys to the county fair again, last Thursday, with Joie and
the inlaws... AJ let me take him on the "roller coaster"... it's for
kids... it's a real coaster, but it's pretty small... he loved it... I
figured Max would be the adrenaline junkie of the two, but I've got a
feeling we'll have two of them on our hands...

Ran 4+ miles on Saturday, about 40 minutes round trip... running
outside really stresses my muscles and joints alot more than the
treadmill, but it sure is more interesting, and despite not having a
"computer" it is more motivating relative to "making progress" and
"getting somewhere"... although as far as you run... you have to run
that far back as soon as you turn! :)

The whole WGD gang at work had today off, but it ended up being no
biggie... did a basic HTML typesetting job for Countrywide and Josh
wrote the American Red Cross thing for me (thanks man!)...
Oh well, I'm out -- later, Tom

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August 5, 2001

City of Longmont, Colorado

City of Longmont, CO; Twin Peaks Golf Course

Played golf this morning with some guys from work... Jim Fraser, Bob 'rabrams' Abrams, and Scott Billiter. Played at Twin Peaks which is literally down the street from me on Cornell Drive. Hadn't played there since I was in High School. The trees are much bigger now, and come into play more. It's pretty.

Jim and Scott played well, Bob claimed to be a poor player, but shot 50 on the back nine, 16 strokes better than the 66 on the front! I shot 62 and 52 - ouch I know, but it actually felt better than the numbers added up. 10 strokes off the front nine was pretty good!

The rest of the day I did household maintenance, played with the boys, cooked out and ran treadmill... trying to gear up to do a RamSpam
and finish Pottery Caffe site. -- later.

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August 4, 2001

Boulder County Fair & Rodeo

Boulder County Fair & Rodeo

Well, we went to the county fair today... we go every year, and will go back next week for the "tractor parade" (AJ'll love it), but today we went to see Lisa in the Sheep dog trials... Lots of folks from MM went, all the FG's (Scott Green, Cindy, Emily and Rachel), Jenny Lynn, D to the MC Keen, Tim and his posse... etc...

Here is proof... in case you were interested... Also, Tim took that picture with his new Pen cam, I'm sure his blogger will tell you all about it.

Here is a classic shot of some Sheep Poop.
Anyhow, Lisa and Plaide did well -- Ken apparently gave her some issues that she'll deal with "offline" (there's probably some sheep herder equivalent to that geek term).

Walked around after that with the Green's and JL for a while. AJ met a
girl, about 6 years old or so, and helped clean her calf. It's name was Beauty. He had fun. We all did. -- later.

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August 3, 2001

Greg, Bernard, and me

Greg, Bernard, and me

Scott was over tonight with the girls and we got to talking about Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France victory - Armstrong's third straight... basically there is only one other American who has won the tour at all, I believe, and that is Greg Lemond, who won two in a row and three total.

There is Jacques Anquetil, Eddie Mercykx, Miguel Indurain, and Bernard Hinault, very different eras but they won 5 each. I remembered an old cycling hat I had, from when I was about 15 and we rode touring cycles alot... there was a popular race called the Coors Classic and we ran into a bunch of famous riders at a bike store in Boulder.

I checked my hat tonight and among the doze or more signatures is that of Greg Lemond and Bernard Hinault. Cool! This was in 1985, so Greg had not yet won any Tour's and Bernard actually won his 5th and final one that year. It looks like I actually got Bernard's sig twice... I'm sure I didn't have a clue who he was and asked him twice... duh... anyway, I guess I'll just hold onto that hat! If I get my scanner running I'll scan it and post it. -- later.

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