Month: August 2006

Fate’s Fugitive

I took more than seven years of Latin in the distant past. I loved the structure of the language and the stories. One of my favorites was the Aeneid. Virgil’s Aeneid begins: arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris

My first 20 mile run

Today was the 20 mile race hosted by Rocky Mountain Road Runners. The weather was perfect. It was about 50 degrees at the 7AM start with a forecast high of 70.  I had worried that it might rain, but we

Just what I needed

I woke up this morning thinking of Charlie Brown and Lucy. I was thinking of this comic specifically and was pondering the implications of letting our friends treat us this way. I’ll write more about this is a few days

Marathon Plan Week 20 of 24

I tried new supplements on today’s run: Gu and Clif Gel. I have been using Hammer Gel but sometimes my stomach gets very cramped when I use it. I wanted to know whether it was just the Hammer Gel or

Helping Others Dream

I met my friend George about five years ago in the virtual world of Asheron’s Call. Fortuitously, it turned out that we were essentially neighbors. We have stayed in touch over the years. George is the principal of Aspen Valley

Amy and Annie

I want to tell you about two incredible women: Amy and Annie. The July 20 issue of my local paper, the Westminster Window, which unfortunately does not post its stories on-line, had a truly inspiring story written by Krystal Fowler

Act as if

I enjoy reading books by Laurell K. Hamilton. I have read them all. Luckily, she also blogs, so I can read how her books are coming along while they are being written. Yesterday (August 12), she wrote a great post

Marathon Plan Week 19 of 24

I have a very hard time getting past the half-marathon distance. This is about where I plateaued the last time I tried to train for a marathon. On the schedule today was a 2 hour and 30 minute run (min)

Nature vs. Nurture

Hui Zhou raised some interesting points in the comments to my 15 mile race results post. He even when on to write about some of our very divergent views on this issue. I made a comment about not having natural

Seeking Common Ground

Today I attended a luncheon celebrating the 13 annual Building Bridges for Peace hosted by the non-profit Seeking Common Ground. Until a colleague invited me to attend yesterday, I had not heard of this organization. Until today, when I read