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TrendMedia, Guide Dogs Fetch Web Award

“Good boy!” TrendMedia and GuideDogs.com win the Web Marketing Association’s 2007 Non-Profit Standard of Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development. Wow, that’s a mouthful. Bottom line, it was a fun project to work on and at the end of the day one of those projects that really makes you feel good about what […]

5 Health Things to Blog (if I had time)

1. Marathon. Signed up and training for my first marathon (Dec. 2). 2. Veggie experiment. First two weeks eating vegetarian. What it’s like. 3. Learning Vipassana. (Meditation). Podcast-curious to first sitting. 4. No coffee, tea. Two weeks trading the bean for green tea. 5. Ironman in 2008. Yes, no, maybe?

Zero Inbox. Zero Spam. Email Nirvana.

Believe. It really does exist. For years I have lived with a flood of daily spam messages and an email inbox that scrolled for pages and pages. I absolutely dreaded opening my email application. Every time I did, there were new spam messages to delete, a new fire to put out, and a list of […]

Why Americans Keep Getting Fatter

“The USDA grossly underfunds the healthiest foods while pouring billions into a farm bill that supports many of the foods its dietary recommendations warn against.” An interesting perspective on the USDA 2007 Farm Bill by Scott Kahan of The Baltimore Sun. Read the complete article, “Why Americans Keep Getting Fatter”, at AlterNet

Ford Ironman 70.3 Hawaii (Honu) – Race Report

Ford Ironman 70.3 Hawaii Triathlon — June 2, 2007 1.2 mi. swim, 56 mi. bike, 13.1 mi. run Overall, Ironman 70.3 Hawaii (Honu), my third half-ironman distance triathlon, was a mixed bag. On one hand, it was a 17 minute PR (compared to Wildflower this year, or an hour faster than my first half), mostly […]

Mr. Bean Bicycle Video

Thanks to Andreas for finding this gem on YouTube.

2007 Wildflower Triathlon – Race Report

Wildflower Triathlon Long Course — May 5, 2007 1.2 mi. swim, 56 mi. bike, 13.1 mi. run Overall, I had a great experience. For my second half-ironman in four years, I felt comfortable through almost the entire race, learned a ton, and took forty-five minutes off of my previous time. Not bad. The details… Pre-race […]

Turn OFF Your TV & Turn On a Healthy Lifestyle!

A great sign I saw on the bus today. “Turn OFF Your TV & Turn On a Healthy Lifestyle!” The San Francisco MUNI Community Health bus poster features three drawings, one by a Presidio Middle School 7th Grader, one by a Chinese Education Center 5th Grader, and one by an Ida B. Wells High School […]

Almost Treadmill Time

Only 52 more days until Daylight Savings Time ends on Oct. 29 and we’re back to exercising at the gym. Get those outdoor runs in while you can. Some new treadmill moves for you when the time comes.

Overhauling a Dura-Ace 10 Crankset

For my gear-head cycling friends out there, a bit of bike maintenance porn. Tonight I faced a daunting task I have avoided for well over a year now. That is, dissembling the frankenstein-like Dura-Ace 10 crankset on my bike and replacing the bottom bracket. (Yes, I’m a geek but you knew that.) So, I admit […]

Goodbye Paramount, It’s Been Steel

Today it’s time to say goodbye to an old friend — my beloved Schwinn Paramount. My Schwinn Paramount was the first real racing bike I ever owned. It was also my first custom made bicycle. I ordered the Paramount in the summer of 1989 while working in sales at the Schwinn bicycle company in Chicago […]