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September 25, 2011

Leatherworking – I made a thing!

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My first whole project is complete!

Details and project pics.

September 11, 2011

More leatherwork

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Check it out.

September 7, 2011

Half-Marathon

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As you may have heard, I’m running a half marathon on October 30.  Here’s why:

1) It’s an idea I’ve been kicking around for awhile.  I’ve done a couple of 10Ks, and I feel like I’m ready for the next thing.    And when I found out that four of my friends were already registered, it seemed like a perfect opportunity.

2) I really need to get back to being healthy.  After the Warrior Dash in April, I narrowed my focus to law school and the bar.  I didn’t exercise.  I ate out almost every day.  I gained back most of the 12 pounds I was so proud of losing earlier in the year.  My cholesterol officially sucks.  I’ve noticed that I do better with a diet and exercise regime when I have a substantial goal in mind.   “Lose X pounds” is okay, but I really kick it into gear to get ready for a Race Day.

3) I have a personal tradition of doing something I’ve never done before on my birthday.  I’ve never done a half-marathon.

Last week, I poked around and found a good 9-week training program that I hope will get me in shape for the distance, but not kill me in the process.   I feel myself slipping back into the fitness groove.  The only problem so far is that I’m training for this thing during the dog days* of a Los Angeles summer.   If I don’t get my miles in before 10am, it gets stupid hot in my little corner of town.

I’ve lost my gorram mind.

* I realized I didn’t know the origin of this phrase so I looked it up, and decided to share it with all of you.  We’ve all learned something today.