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Sea Tiger - September 17, 2009

The Pipe - September 17, 2009

San Pedro - September 18, 2009

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Race History
Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
August 1, 2009
2:42:49 (2:42:28)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 25, 2009
48:30

Inaugural Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon
June 27, 2009
2:39:41 (2:08:44)

Sound To Narrows 12k
June 13, 2009
1:11:19 (1:10:33)

Furry 5k
June 7, 2009
28:25 (27:28)

Tacoma City Half Marathon
May 3, 2009
2:05:52 (2:05:15)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 14, 2008
CANCELED

Seattle Half Marathon
November 30, 2008
2:28:59 (2:25:52)

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 16, 2008
34:26

Bank To Bay 10k
September 7, 2008
54:15 (53:47)

Furry 5k
June 8, 2008
32:51:9 (32:53:7)

Tacoma City Marathon
May 10, 2008
5:21:13 (5:19:58)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 16, 2008
30:31 (30:31)

Hood to Coast Relay
August 24-25, 2007
Leg 3 - 3.93 Miles - 34:43
Leg 15 - 7.25 Miles - 1:16:21
Leg 27 - 5.98 Miles - 1:03:28

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Run
July 15, 2007
(33:09)

Furry 5k
June 10, 2007
28:05

Capital City Half Marathon
May 20, 2007
2:22:21 (2:21:30)

St. Patrick's Day Dash
March 11, 2007
30:31 (30:34)

The 12ks Of Christmas
December 17, 2006
1:11:24 (1:10:41)

Jingle Bell Run 5k
December 10, 2006
(32:29)

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 11, 2006
46:23

Bank To Bay 10k
September 10, 2006
56:26 (55:32)

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 29, 2006
47:25

Furry 5k
June 11, 2006
30:22 (29:29)

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Read Harder 2017 - Read An All-Ages Comic

Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen


Read January 14


I'm still not certain how Mouse Guard entered my world, perhaps it was an article on on io9, but I took a chance on it and ordered the first book. Sadly, it got lost in my ever-growing to-read pile and was only pulled out because of its all-ages classification. And my reading challenge gave me the opportunity to select David Petersen's mouse book for my Read An All-Ages Comic. (It was either this, or a My Little Pony collection.)

The first thing you notice is the art - it's one of the most beautifully drawn comics that I've ever seen. Petersen's detail and attention are second to none and I've found myself becoming a little obsessed over his artwork and actively seeking out more samples, and even purchasing quite a few of his prints from his website.

The attention he gives is top notch. I've learned that he is an avid model builder who builds all of his architectural settings to make sure the aspects are correct, and mysterious doors don't appear. This is a man who loves his craft.

Fall 1152 contains the first six issues of his bi-monthly series and serves as an introduction to the world of Mouse Guard. People do not exist, and the mice's history and journey seem to mirror mankind's 12th century. There are swords and villains and princesses and a mysterious hero.

I found myself at one point questioning the realistically of crabs attacking a house, all the while forgetting that the house was full of mice with swords.

My only knock on this story, and why it's not a five start rating, is that the story seems incomplete, and not just because it's the beginning. For all of the fantastic artwork, there is not an equally fantastic story. I just feels incomplete and not all there. I do have high hopes for the next books in the series, along with the in-universe series that Petersen has allowed other creators to play in, helps deepen the world of Mouse Guard.