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3 Days of Syllamo Race Report

This is not the race report I expected to write. This is not the race report I was prepared to write. This is not the race report I have any business writing. Last year I had the very good fortune to be introduced to 3 Days of Syllamo, a 3 day stage race in the…

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Ouachita Switchbacks 50k Race Report

1) Then sometimes it decides to start sleeting and raining down little ice pellets 5 minutes before the race starts. Well that’ll make things fun! 2) It’s a mountain race, minus the altitude. Only three hills on the whole course…but they’re each 5 miles long. 3) Find the biggest ass hill you can. Do hill repeats. Then do…

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G.O.A.T.Z Trail Runs & 50k Race Report

Panda Thoughts From Omaha: 1) Running at 1,100 feet above sea level is just a WEE bit different from running at 8,000 feet above sea level. 2) Today is an excellent day to go out like an asshole. Not a total asshole, just mostly an asshole. 3) Fuck yes, I have my top two gears back.…

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Indian Creek Fifties Race Report

Panda Thoughts From Colorado: 1) It is not possible in Kansas to train for 6 miles of straight steep uphill. Ok, maybe on a stairclimber for ever and ever, but who the hell wants to do that? 2) It is not possible in Kansas to train for 6 miles of straight steep downhill. 3) Even…

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The Legend Of The North Lawrence Cannon

For the past two years, I have served as the Moderator of the North Lawrence Facebook group. North Lawrence is filled with a colorful cast of characters and events. Several times a month, large and significant booms reverberate through the neighborhood. When these began, residents flocked to the Facebook group page and attempted to explain these noises.…

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A Lesson In Computer Security

At my place of employ, I.T. security is viewed as being paramount. If one leaves one’s computer ever, for any reason, one is to have it locked under password control. As such, when somebody walks away and leaves their computer unlocked, it has become a bit of a time honored tradition to mess with their…

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A Winter Saga

What’s this?!? I’ve just received a phone call about a damsel in distress! Time to suit up, mount the War Camel and ride to the damsel’s rescue! Snow Puppy says “Go forth! Rescue the Distressed Damsel and return her to me so I may snuggle and cause her great warmth!” Prepared to head into snowy…

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People Who Aren’t Runners

Over the past six months or so, I’ve noticed something. On my daily commute to work, I drive through a part of town that isn’t exactly what one would call wealthy. The local hospital is located firmly in the middle of this neighborhood filled with blue collar, hard-working types. The houses are all small, built…

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Savory Mixed Nuts

When we went Paleo right before the holiday season, we were faced with the challenge of coming up with something we could take to holiday parties for a snack. It had to be tasty and interesting, but we were trying to stay away from sugar as much as possible. Cara came up with this recipe,…

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Beer Is For Sissies

You know who drinks beer? Sissies. Pansies. Wussies. Ne’er-do-wells. I was a late bloomer to the whole imbibing of alcoholic beverages thing. I didn’t take a sip of booze until I was 22, unless you count the time when I was 5 when my grandfather thought it’d be hilarious to give me a sip of…