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Recent Dive Pictures
Les Davis - September 6, 2009

Sea Tiger - September 17, 2009

The Pipe - September 17, 2009

San Pedro - September 18, 2009

Kaiser Reef - September 18, 2009

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

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 25, 2009

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

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

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 16, 2008

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

Furry 5k
June 10, 2007

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

Winter Pineapple Classic 5k
November 11, 2006

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

Seafair Torchlight Run 8k
July 29, 2006

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

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This morning I finished my library book and after looking for close to thirty minutes, I found another one to download.

An hour later one of my holds became available.

Good thing I should be able to finish my current one in about a week.

While I was looking for that hiking picture I posted last night, I got to read quite a few of my old posts which were kind of eye opening. Those old entries are why I’ve kept this journal for so long, and why I’m disappointed that I neglected it for so long.

One of the entries I found was about a dream I had about my friend that I have referred to as Rock Thrower before.

It made me miss her.

And it made me look at those I have in my life and how those relationships have changed over the years. Heck I’m seeing this right now. Not sure I’ll understand the whys.

2018: Day Thirty-Seven

Been thinking a lot. Still. Specifically about some of my lowest points in life and how they made me feel.

2008 was a pretty bad year but there were definitely a few ups.

I think what I got out of that year was the feeling of doing things for ME again. Not caring what anyone thought. I did things for me.

One of those things was to go hiking by myself in the mountains and camp. I remember the stars and the feeling of being utterly alone. But at peace.

That’s what I need to find again. That sense of peace.

Picture was taken by a random couple I ran into on my hike. Some people may even recognize it from some local advertising ...


2018: Day Thirty-Six

Riding the train (and bus) is already paying dividends in terms of my reading goals for the year.

I might have a good chance to start knocking my TBR list. Or struggle finding something I want to read.

Fingers crossed my holds at the library cooperate.


As an experiment we moved the chair from the library out into the living room.

The cats have taken an immediate liking to it.


2018: Day Thirty-Five

Spent a lot of time with my thoughts today. I remember years ago the conversations I had with myself when I went running. Finding myself having similar conversations again.

I’ve been running more to clear my head. Hopefully running to where things will begin to make sense again.

So today a post-run pic and a post haircut/shave pic. You can’t smell it, but I really like this eucalyptus menthol aftershave I have.


2018: Day Thirty-Four

Today has included:

A seven-plus mile run
Hot dogs and beers with an old friend
Comic books
Fancy doughnuts


2018: Day Thirty-Three

Since I’ve been running a lot more - which also means a lot more runs outside - I broke down and bought a pair of running tights.

Why you might ask - there’s been a few days I elected to stay inside because it was just too cold out for shorts. And even though it should be getting warmer now, they were on sale.

And don’t worry - I’ll still wear shorts because no one needs to see that situation.

I do kind of wish that I got a crazy color instead of basic black.


2018: Day Thirty-Two

Crazy as it sounds - especially coming from me - but sometimes clothes can make a difference.

Throw on a nice shirt and it improves your outlook. At least for the day. And I’ll take what I can get.


Twenty-Two Days

Twenty-Two days.

Almost three weeks.

It’s funny though. We are both counting the days down, but for entirely different reasons.

In twenty-two days I’ll never see you again. And even through all of the ups and downs, I am going to miss you.

In twenty-two days you’ll never have to see me again. No more pretending to care; no more false smiles; no more acting.

Twenty-two days.

2018: Day Thirty-One

Some days it’s hard to find something to be happy about.

Today is one of those days.

At least my review went well and I didn’t miss my connecting bus (it was a close call.)


2018: Day Thirty

My path was blocked with fallen trees. But I went through.

Then there was a huge puddle. I jumped over.

And then the sun peeked through and I saw my shadow.

The walk was worth it today. I feel peaceful here today.


I feel myself wanting to withdrawal from everything again.

This weekend I found out that someone I used to be really good friends with at work is leaving. Not just where we work but eventually the entire area.

It breaks my heart because we used to be really good friends and the one day we weren’t. I hadn’t ever had a friend like that just decide we weren’t going to be friends anymore. And it hurts.

2018: Day Twenty-Nine

Decided that tonight I would treat myself and make a tasty bowl of Cinnamon Frosted Flakes for dinner.


Wide awake and wishing my brain would turn off.

It feels like everything is running a million miles an hour. Or everything is stuck in neutral.

All I want to do is be alone in the dark.

The world at 3am is remarkably like that actually.

2018: Day Twenty-Eight

I bought this to hang up in the office I share at work but for some reason it hasn’t made it there. I really need to hang it up.

I love its simple - but important - message. Almost reminds me of a word that a friend taught me - agape.


2018: Day Twenty-Seven

Today is a mixed day. Started out bad, got worse, and then I had my best run in quite some time. 5.25 miles nonstop and I feel great.

I remember when I first started running - I was running away from things and then eventually I started running towards better things. Started doing it for me.

I feel like that is happening again. Today really felt like I was running away from things again and trying to be better than someone else and while that gave me strength to push through it, it also felt like it was weakening me.

I need to start doing this for ME again.

🎶My heart’s broken but it won’t stop beating🎶


Today turned into a glorious shitshow.

At least I get to be all alone and depressed and mopey. Because that’s healthy.

2018: Day Twenty-Six

Since I’m working from home today, I can’t go on my usual walk. Instead I decided I would walk to my closest Starbucks and treat myself to a peanut butter cookie.

The best part of today’s walk is I got to bring my most favorite and loyal friend that I’ve ever had - Olive the Little Black Dog.


Snowy Valentine

I’ve never hidden my appreciation - ok maybe a slight obsession - with David Petersen’s amazing Mouse Guard series.

Before Mouse Guard, he wrote a love story to his Julia. He reworked it later on and published it as Snowy Valentine.

A week or so ago, he mentioned on Twitter that he was going to do some super doodled versions that would be available on his website for sale.

Long story short - I managed to snag a copy (the first 12 sold out pretty fast - he put a few more copies up for sale today.) I picked three designs I wanted and while this was my third choice I love it.


2018: DayTwenty-Five

As I’m getting ready to call it a night I remember - I’m working from home tomorrow.

And what that means to ME is that I can turn off the daily 4:12am alarm.

Sleeping in ‘till 6 tomorrow!


2018: Day Twenty-Four

I met Terry Moore once. I don’t remember the year but I do remember it was before Emerald City Comic Con became a thing that is about everything other than comics.

He was nice. I remember him being surprised at the gold embossing that appeared on my hardcover Strangers in Paradise. I guess he never took the dust jacket off before.

I stopped buying and reading comics so I missed so many things. I’m slowly getting back into them and I decided to treat myself to the Echo collection and a 25th anniversary sketchbook. And Terry was kind enough to autograph them for me.

Oh and some more porgs.

Today’s prizes.




2018: Day Twenty-Three

It’s too bad I had to go back to work after my lunch.

It was pouring down rain on my walk. Three miles. Lots of mud. Soggy shoes. Only almost slipped three times.

But I loved it. If I didn’t have to go back there was a really good chance that I would have gone on the swings at this little park I used to visit.

Instead I’m having lunch. (Yes, this is the apple and banana that I get every day on my walk to Safeway.)


Today’s view at lunch.

2018: Day Twenty-Two

Besides the simple fact I don’t have to drive for four hours a day, the thing I miss the most about the train is the time I have to read.

This is how I can read around 80 books a year.


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