I Love My Job

Last week, I ran into on the VPs at my credit union (she’s not my boss per se, but let’s be honest, she’s in charge) while at lunch, and she tells me “So, I heard you like soccer.” Fast forward to the next week, and she comes up to my…

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It’s Been One Year . . .

After driving 1322 miles for 20 hours, I safely arrived at the hotel I would spend the next week in. And I got pretty good gas mileage considering what I was driving! Why only a week? Well, because after my first week at my new job, I would be flying…

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Fitness!

Last week was our Hiking Club’s scheduled hike, but due to some issues, I wasn’t able to make it. But I was able to get a hike in this morning. With K. Recently, K has mentioned that she’d like to go hiking with me one day, so we talked about…

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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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