One Year Ago

It’s still quite amazing to think about. But one year ago, I set out from Covington, Washington, heading east, to my new home in Colorado. For the most part, the drive went better than I would have ever expected. Even considering that I was driving a brand new car over…

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Crazy Bricks – Mouse Guard

Back in 2015, a company called Crazy Bricks did a Kickstarter to create customized LEGO figures based on David Petersen’s Mouse Guard. At the time, I wasn’t aware of Mouse Guard, so I missed out on them. Looking at that Kickstarter, I’m actually kind of glad I missed out because…

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LBD and OBSB

On Thursday, we took Olive into the vet for a check-up. In all honesty, it’s probably a bit overdue for a visit, so now was as good a time as any. Plus there were a few things that we wanted to get checked out. Either her age or the cold…

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G is for Guardmouse

It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, but I have a slight obsession with Mouse Guard. Written and drawn by David Petersen, Mouse Guard tells the story of “mice with swords.” Taking place in the 12th century, in a world where man doesn’t exist, mice band…

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Thirty-Nine Days of Running

Even after logging almost a 5 mile hike earlier in the day, a run was still completed. I set out for a minimum of 20 minutes – hoping for 30 minutes. While I managed a little over 20 minutes – 1.84 miles, I still logged a longer run than the…

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Devil’s Backbone

This morning our Hiking Club heading north to Loveland, Colorado, for what was supposed to be a 4 mile hike. Continuing the theme of “Every Hike is a New Hike for Me,” I saw Devil’s Backbone for the first time. A hogback that has eroded into this rocky spine, Devil’s…

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70 degrees today; Snow tomorrow

When I originally started running many years ago, I ran outside almost exclusively. Rarely would anything keep me from running outside. Rain? Outside. Snow? Outside. Cold? Outside. In fact, my running stats only made mention of the times that I ran inside. Fast forward to today, and I run almost…

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Hiking and Running Continues

This morning started off with heading to the Nederland area of Colorado for a hike. Four of us made the hike this morning which was at Lost Lake via Hessie Trail. Rated as moderate, Lost Lake was to be about a 4.1 mile lollipop route – out and back but…

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Running: January 2020

So January is in the books, and I have now equaled my longest sequential days of running at thirty-one days. The picture above shows me before my 31st run in a row, and then after. It’s obvious I sweat quite a bit. It also shows my new shirt and shorts…

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Hiking, Meats, and Running

Our normal bi-weekly Hike Club hike was canceled due to a variety of reasons, but I still managed to get outside and get a hike done. I met up with one of our Club’s members (even though her last day at work was on Friday, she’s still a member –…

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