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Swimmers, you’re being watched

July 21, 2015

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Swimmers, you’re being watched

My two oldest kids swim for the Loomis Basin Dolphins.  Since I wasn’t a swimmer growing up it has taken me a while to learn the ins and outs of how this whole swim team thing works.  It’s a whole different culture with its own unique language and norms.  This year though. I’m fully in. […]

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I beat him again – but not really

December 8, 2014

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I beat him again – but not really

Yesterday was my 10th year in a row running the California International Marathon.  It runs from Folsom through 6 different cities on its way to the steps of the Capitol Building in Sacramento.  In previous years, there’s been major rain or freezing winds, but yesterday’s weather was perfect – high 40s at the start and […]

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Summer and Time

August 11, 2014

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Summer and Time

My summer break will end in less than 2 hours.  It’s been several weeks since school let out but it somehow feels like less than that and more than that at the same time.  One of the books that I read this summer explored the bizarre nature of time – how sometimes it can seem to […]

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Ice Cream Before School

August 15, 2013

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Ice Cream Before School

It started when I was 4 years old.  My parents would take my sister and me out for ice cream the day before school started.  We’d go to an ice cream shop called Swanson’s.  I’d look over all of the flavors pretending to have a difficult time making a decision (Everyone in my family knew […]

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7 Day Vegan – Day Eight

May 20, 2013

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7 Day Vegan – Day Eight

The 10k leg of the Auburn Triathlon went well yesterday.  I’ve never done the course before so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I felt strong the whole time.  I think that I can at least say that my performance wasn’t adversely effected by my 7 days of veganism. So the 7 […]

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