Category Archives: I am Rembrandt

Swim Selfie

Last month, someone from my college sent me a little gift in the mail. It happened to arrive the same day as some new goggles. Naturally, I had to thank her with a picture of me making the most of … Continue reading

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NE Season Opener 2015 Pictures

The always awesome Lisa took these pictures at the NE Season Opener triathlon on Sunday. Click on any of them for a larger version. Aren’t they great?

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RAGBRAI: 20 Questions Edition

I honestly don’t know how to write about RAGBRAI. It was just too big and wonderful. Maybe I’ll just answer some of the questions I’ve been asked over the last few weeks, along with a couple I wished I people … Continue reading

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They called my hair “The Aerofoil”

I’ve been cleaning up and cleaning out recently. While doing that, I came across a paper with my high school running times. It’s kinda fun to look at those results from 1990-91. I started my career as a middle- and … Continue reading

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The Unbearding, Part 1 (and caption contest)

In a few days the beard will be all gone—it will just be too warm for racing—but today I can live my dream of going “Full Amish.” What’s the best caption you can come up with for this photo? Here’s … Continue reading

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Spring Photos

We’ve had an exciting spring: a couple of day trips to New York, a charity walk, hiking, and a trip to Iowa. Ducky came along to Grinnell and was quite the camera hog. But he was super-happy to swim in … Continue reading

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Swim. Swim. Run.

There’s just no getting around it: Today’s NE Season Opener triathlon was wet. After what felt like the longest time away from triathlon—August’s 70.3 was my most recent—I had been looking forward to this race for quite a while. It … Continue reading

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November through March

I hope I’m not jinxing anything, but I’m going to call winter as over here in New England. It was a long one, but we survived. Here is the proof:

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Shill… I mean “chill”

It was pretty cold yesterday when I went out for the long run of the week: 12ºF (-11ºC). So I bundled up in the warmest running clothes I have. I realized about half-way through my run that I looked like … Continue reading

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Run of the Mill

Today, I ran. It was 12ºF (-11ºC) and dark outside. And windy. Cold, windy, dark. And it snowed a couple days ago, so there was snow on the track and bike trail. Although I like to run outside, my plan … Continue reading

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Lisa and I went to Peabody Essex Museum today to see “Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. The exhibition included hats from as early as the 11th century, but most of them were Jones’ creations from the last ten years. … Continue reading

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Victoria had just finished a very emotional 70 miles through Death Valley. This is one of my favorites pictures from the weekend. Many thanks to Sarah for sending it!

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I Rode through the Desert on a Bike with no Name

I’m writing (most of) this dispatch on Sunday while flying home after doing the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes through Death Valley. There’s a lot on my mind that I want to get across and a little tiny screen and … Continue reading

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Old Orchard Beach

Lisa and I are having a great time here in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Since we arrived on Friday, we have played mini golf, ridden on amusement park rides, gone on a driving tour to see lighthouses, walked on the … Continue reading

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The Best Bike Rides Are the Ones with Your Besties

I love riding my bike. That’s not a surprise to most of you, I’m sure. “Love” is not too strong of a word. Even the occasionally painful or tedious parts can’t dampen my ardor. Whether it’s spinning along on an … Continue reading

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