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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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2018: Day Nineteen

Oh hello new train car.

Decided that I’m going to take the train at least once a week since I only have carpool two days a week.

And to mix things up I’m riding in an entirely different car that I used to (mainly because I have a limited window to catch my bus.)

The new car is nice except they don’t haven cup holders.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayNineteen


2018: Day Eighteen

Today I have carpool. And it’s raining so the traffic is even worse. And after an over two hour drive home last night, I’m especially grateful for having carpool where I can sit and read or just stare out the window.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayEighteen

2018: Day Seventeen

Today was hard.

It started with me not wanting to wake up.

Yeah I was tired but I didn’t want to wake up. And then the day was slammed with meetings and deadlines and all I wanted to do was run away. Like literally run away from everything. It was just one of those days.

I forced myself to work out and even though my run sucked I felt better afterwards. And that’s what’s important.

But if I sing along, a little fucking louder
To a happy song, I’ll be alright

#My365DaysOfHappy #DaySeventeen


2018: Day Sixteen

Today I hit a pretty significant milestone for what I call Running v2.

500 miles. Five hundred miles.

That’s 500 miles since April 15, 2017. I’m averaging a little over 3.25 miles a run and around 54 miles a month.

I’m content with this. No. I mean I’m happy.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DaySixteen


2018: Day Fifteen

I was struggling for a picture today so I started looking through old pics and old journal entries and I was reminded of this jacket.

Last year or so I decided that I wanted a pea coat - a good one. Not a designer fake one but a legit one.

I mentioned this to my mom and she tells me that she has my grandfather’s pea coat from when he was in the navy and I could have it if I wanted. ABSOLUTELY.

Sadly the coat doesn’t fit me - and I’m not sure it ever will - we are just built differently. But I’m still amazed at how amazing the shape it considering it’s nearly 80 years old. But I’m happy I have this.

I miss you bub.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayFifteen


2018: Day Fourteen

In a previous life I used to make breakfast every Saturday or Sunday. Life seems a lot busier now so days like this become a treat.

Back when I was vegetarian this would have been veggie sausage but today it’s turkey bacon that I baked in the oven because I don’t have enough appropriate pans for everything.

I used to love cooking but over the years I’ve gotten out of the habit. Definitely like to cook more.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayFourteen


2018: Day Thirteen

Today I ran.

And it was miserable. I set out for 5 and told myself that if things felt good, we can do the 7 mile route. I finished with 3.35.

Nothing felt right. Everything was stiff and I felt like a fat slob out there.

But you know what - I still went running. And that makes me happy.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayThirteen


2018: Day Twelve

After spending almost two hours driving home this evening, having quality music makes me very happy.

Since I’m having to drive in to work more often, I’ve been listening to the radio a lot more. And I’ve realized just how bad local radio is. So I splurged and put a new head unit into the car and now I have satellite radio (🤘🏻🤘🏻) and can also hook up my phone.

It’s hard to see, but the colors are Sounders colors. Because yes. 💙💚

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayTwelve

2018: Day Eleven

Paper mice made with glue.

In hindsight it’s kind of silly, perhaps ridiculous, but building these mice really helped me through some tough times last year.

The mice are PaperCraft models of David Petersen’s amazing comic series Mouse Guard. I first built a set using letter size paper and then eventually built six of them at 200% before the final build of one mouse at 400%.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayEleven


2018: Day 10

Today is kind of a two-for:

Eyes - I’m happy that my eyes have finally started to cooperate again. Couple of weeks ago the condition that I have flared up and life was miserable. Probably the second worse it’s been (only behind the original time I had problems.)

Glasses - these are my third favorite pair of glasses. I’m overdue for a new pair this year. It’s funny that when I first found out that I needed to wear glasses I fought having to wear them. Give me contacts instead. But now I don’t mind having them and sometimes I even like the attention I get when I do wear them.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayTen

2018: Day Nine

In addition to taking a long walk during my lunch I’ve also been taking a walk on my morning break.

I head over to our new and improved Safeway every morning.

It gets me away from my desk and I get to grab some fresh fruit, or maybe a coffee. Plus I get about 2500 steps while doing it, and some fresh air. So win-win-win-win.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayNine

2018: Day 2018

Little bit of a cop out for today’s post - I’ve been sick so I’ve been trapped in the house.

So I’m going to go with my books - well - library.

In my forever house I want a dedicated room for all of my books. Books - which by the way - have exploded the last few years. I don’t have enough shelves anymore to hold all of my books so now they live on the floor.

Books have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. They’ve entertained me. Made me cry. Scared me. Given me dreams. They’re definitely a part of my life.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayEight

2018: Day Seven

I’ve been home sick for a few days so it’s been difficult to get out and find things that make me happy.

Can’t very well take a picture of a bottle of NyQuil can I?

While I’ve been laying on the couch feeling like I want to die, this face is always looking at me.

There’s a good chance Olive will feature in more posts this year, so here’s the first picture of the year. Thank you puppy dog.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DaySeven

2018: Day Six


Yes, chicken.

I was vegetarian for over half my life but in 2017 I decided to “dabble” with chicken. And you know what? I liked it.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DaySix

2018: Day Five

Reading has always been a favorite hobby of mine, and one of my favorite books is Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. I remember struggling through it in high school (I enjoyed reading back then, but I'd rather read books I selected, not books I was told to read) but picked it up again later in life when I was looking for things to read. And immediately it became my favoirte book. In fact, this is one book that I try to re-read on a regular basis. (I used to say once a year, but it's more along the lines of once every two-three years.)

It was during one of these re-reads that the attached passage really struck me. I even remember having to take close the book and take a pause after reading it.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayFive

2018: Day Four

Back in 2008, my life was turned upside down and my world felt like it was spinning out of control.

I learned who my friends were - and who they weren’t.

One of them invited me to visit down in San Diego. While down there I had plenty of opportunity for self-reflection and time to ultimately hit reset on my life.

This time I realized I needed to do more things for me.

While down in San Diego I picked up this rock from the ocean. It’s just a rock. But it’s my anchor and reminder of how I felt while down there.

And I never wanted to forget.

I carry this rock with me everyday. There are often days I don’t even think about it being in my pocket, but on those days I do think about it, I’m happy to find it close and within reach.

And I’m reminded of how I felt.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayFour

For the second day in a row, I was given a prize!

2018: Day Three

A few months ago I started exploring the area around work during my lunch hour. At first it was an excuse to get away from things that were distracting me. Just today I realized that those early walks were angry walks.

I’ve found some beautiful trails that are literally a couple of steps away from work. There’s been days I’ve not wanted to come back.

These walks are to clear my head and to focus on me again. They’re also making me want to start hiking again.

I keep hoping to find a bear. Or maybe a lion.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayThree

2018: Day Two

While today encompasses a couple things that make me happy, I’m going to focus on coffee.

Today I got my usual drink - an americano with two honeys. Sometimes I’ll splurge and treat myself to something foofy (hello Eggnog Latte season!) but I usually try to keep it simple.

#my365daysofhappy #DayTwo

2018: Day One

The idea was to take a picture every day for 100 days of things that made me happy. Not an original idea but one that was shared with me recently.

I want to do this for the whole year. Yeah, the odds are against me but I’m going to give it a shot.

Here’s Day One - me. I know I’ve struggled with a lot of things in 2017; being happy is one of the big ones. And I think it comes from not being happy with myself. I know all of my faults. I know the things that no one else knows. Fears and failures and accomplishments and successes.

You can hide most everything from the external, but not the internal.

I want to be happy again.

#My365DaysOfHappy #DayOne


Books Read - 2018

5) Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick (1/18 - )
4) No Middle Name - Lee Child (1/16 - )
3) Vacationland - John Hodgman (1/14 - )
2) Y: The Last Man: Volume 5 - Brian K Vaughan (1/1 - 1/1)
1) The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin (1/1 - 1/13)

Books Read - 2007 (Incomplete)
Books Read - 2008
Books Read - 2009
Books Read - 2010
Books Read - 2011
Books Read - 2012
Books Read - 2013
Books Read - 2014
Books Read - 2015
Books Read - 2016
Books Read - 2017

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Today’s run.

Can I say how KICK ASS this felt??

Longest run yet. The last two miles felt pretty easy and painless. Even my stupid little toe that stopped me from running yesterday was fine.

It was a little chilly - 33° to be exact - no snow even though my weather app said there should be.

I’m happy with this one. Quite proud of myself.

Go me!

Tonight’s run. Accidentally hit the emergency stop almost at the end. Disappointed.

From today’s walk.


First run in nearly a week. Not my best; not my worst.

The important thing is that I did it.

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