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DIY Sports Drink Recipe

For the past few years I’ve relied on Accelerade Fruit Punch to nourish me through intense running workouts. However, as this year I’ve shifted more to cycling, I’ve been doing less intense workouts and don’t need as high of concentration … Continue reading

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Year in Review – 2011

It has been way too long since my last post (20 months). This was not because I had nothing interesting about which to write; just the opposite, in fact! However my crowded working, training, traveling, and eating schedules ended up … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons I Love Portland

Earlier this month I completed another fact-finding mission: figuring out if I really truly love Portland, Oregon. Amanda and I first visited Portland in 2005 after a glowing recommendation from my brother. Since then I’ve been longing to go back: … Continue reading

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Running the NFAR 5k

As part of my marathon training, one of my goals this year was to run a 5k (3.11 mi) race in under 24 minutes. I figured that pushing myself to go faster would also make my marathon more pleasant, since … Continue reading

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Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

Roughly translated as: “Beef in a Wine and Bacon Bath” Amanda and I attended an Oscar party a couple of weeks ago, and I think we were the only people who hadn’t seen any of the movies that were nominated. … Continue reading

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Beer Tour of Belgium – Day 10: Sint Truiden

Today we left Liege by the northern route, driving to the top of the citadel and looking out upon the city. We made our way to Sint Truiden where we explored the city center and climbed a nearby tower. From … Continue reading

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Beer Tour of Belgium – Day 9: Achouffe and Liege

Today was another successful day filled with beer tasting. We drove southwards from Liege to Chouffe to taste beers (and ice cream!) at their Brasserie. From there we backtracked north to Malmedy to visit the Brasserie de Bellevaux. Our third … Continue reading

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