Category Archives: Raleigh

My last spring running season before 40

I ran four half marathons over the last six weeks. That wasn’t the plan, but that’s how it panned out. After a pretty rough winter in North Carolina, where Raleigh set a new record with 158 consecutive hours below freezing, … Continue reading

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Lacing up the 2017 running season

After three half marathons in the spring (Wilmington, Raleigh, OBX) and my first two Sprint Triathlons in the summer, I was excited for the fall race season this November and December. After miles of training in September and October (~150 … Continue reading

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Achievement Unlocked: 2015 Holiday Half Marathon Challenge

On a hilly course and unusually humid day in Durham, NC, I completed a holiday half marathon challenge that included finishing three races starting in early November and concluding in mid-December. While my times may not have have been stellar, … Continue reading

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Half way through the 2015 fall race season

The fall race season started on November 1 with a warm weekend in Raleigh after ending Daylight Savings. Which meant most people got an extra hour of sleep, but that meant I had an extra hour of anxiety before race … Continue reading

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SPARKconX – art, music, comedy, geek, and more

More SPARKcon happening on Saturday, September 19. Check out our SPARKcon adventures from Friday night. As Merri Beth and I were getting into Downtown Raleigh, we totally forgot about the Nog Run Octoberfest 8k. When we turned onto Wilmington Street … Continue reading

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SPARKconX – 10 years of awesome creativeness

One of my favorite weekends of the year, SPARKcon weekend! It’s four days of amazing creativity and performances coming to life in downtown Raleigh. After a long week at work, I was really looking forward to relaxing on Friday night … Continue reading

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Exploring the Neuse River Greenway at Falls Lake Dam

If you follow my activity on Map My Ride, then you know I’ve been doing some long rides this summer exploring Raleigh’s Greenway system. If not, then you might like to see that on Sunday, August 23, I decided to … Continue reading

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11 Project Ideas Pitched at Code for Raleigh

The ideas were flowing on Tuesday night, December 2, 2014 at the monthly Code for Raleigh Brigade meet-up. We had a great group of folks from City of Raleigh staff, Wake County staff, developers, citizen hackers, and a few new … Continue reading

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Race Season Begins in the City of Oaks

A cold blast of winter arrived yesterday, making the morning temperatures for the City of Oaks marathon a bit brisk. The forecast was for the low to be in the mid 30’s. Luckily, race time starting temperatures were in the … Continue reading

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Sports weekend in Raleigh: Canes and the Wolfpack

It was going to be a big sports weekend in Raleigh. No Major League Baseball playoffs, but opening night for the Carolina Hurricanes and college football with NC State were on tap for us. My mom drove in from the … Continue reading

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