December 18, 2014

Jumping in the air. Photo credit Sue Sitki Photography (image source)

Egg Nog Jog Race Report

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I ran the Egg Nog Jog 10.8k presented by Georgetown Runners last Sunday. This was a tough race! It was even tougher than I expected!! But, I’m glad to say I finished it and got some great photos! As always, click on any photo for a much larger resolution version! It was my pleasure to carpool with Javaid to the race. We trained together for most of last winter, and he has since become an even stronger runner. He also supplied quite a few photos to this post, so thank you again Javaid!! On our way to the race we drove the[…continue reading]



December 12, 2014

Egg Nog Jog presented by Georgetown Runners

Egg Nog Jog Race Goals

This weekend I’m running the Egg Nog Jog 10.8k presented by Georgetown Runners. There are SO many “short” runs in December, but this year I’m doing this race! I’ve been meaning to do this event for years, but because of it’s small cap of 600 runners, it usually sells out really early. I jumped on it this year and registered at the end of September!     There are some neat things about this race I’m looking forward to. It has a medal, which is nice. The course looks rural yet paved. But my biggest highlight is that race photos[…continue reading]



November 27, 2014

Me with Meb Keflezighi before the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half-Marathon

Las Vegas “VIP” Experience

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As promised here’s another post about my Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Race weekend experience, the VIP Experience. You can read about the race details in this post, but this post will focus strictly on the VIP Experience. Let me preface this by saying I don’t necessarily like that there are “two-tier” experiences now fora  lot of services. I don’t like that certain people get special treatment, to the detriment of other customers. I particularly see this in airlines with their first class, business class, frequent flyer, priority, and other bullshit loyalty programs. They’ll offer these ‘special’ people extra services (that[…continue reading]



November 25, 2014

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Garmin Repair

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The strap of my Garmin Forerunner 410 running watch was breaking. After about 2000km, I’m not surprised. The strap of my old Garmin 405 broke twice, so I’m rather used to this. It seems to break at the place where it clasps with the other side of the buckle. It’s just wear and tear, butI hope they’ve fixed it in the next generation of watches.           The first time my watch strap broke, I contacted Garmin in the states to order a replacement. They very honestly told me to find a Canadian vendor because the shipping and[…continue reading]



November 20, 2014

Rockin' the bling from the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas race weekend

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5k and Half-Marathon Race Report

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I had quite an experience in Las Vegas during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Race Weekend. There were great races, Vegas Hospitality and Entertainment, a family reunion and a VIP race experience, rolled into a whirlwind of 4 nights! I’ll talk about the overall Las Vegas attractions and VIP experiences in another post.  The focus of this post will be the Expo and Races.   “Badge” for the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half-Marathon (really a picture of the medal)     As I mentioned before, my family heard about the Las Vegas race weekend when they traveled[…continue reading]