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half marathon

Dec 13, 2012

It doesn't snow in Tucson often, but when it does it's quite a sight.

Well, I did the half-marathon run. But not the official race. I was going to do the official race but the weather turned out to be right near freezing that morning, so instead I waited till the afternoon when it warmed up a bit and I went out in my own neighborhood and ran the half-marathon distance. My time was 2 hours 5 minutes and some seconds, which would coincide with about 25th or thereabouts in the official race. That's not bad for my first and only half-marathon run. At this time I have no plans on doing another, I'll just go back to running 5 miles a day. And biking to work.

Training for a half-marathon

Aug 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Trail in the Tucson Mtns is good for running.

So I set myself a goal - run a half-marathon. On Dec 9 is the Tucson Marathon. I set myself a goal of running the half-marathon. At first my goal was simply to finish in the alotted time, whatever that is. So I started running more than I had been, no problem with that. As I increased my running I also started to increase the time and distance. Just a little each time out. Maybe another half mile or so each session. I wrote myself a training schedule that would get me to 13.1 miles in mid-November, which would be right on the money for the race.

New job, new apartment

May 28, 2012

The 1930 house I lived in in Tucson, AZ.

I got 'released' from the job at FSUSA, for no reason, just 3 days before the 90 day mark. I don't know why. In the almost 3 months I was there they had been very happy with my job and given me several pay raises. Then one day they just said 'goodbye'.

About 2 weeks after that I got a job at Camping World. It was supposed to be a temp job, seasonal. But the day after I started my boss quit. That changed my job to full time, that was nice of him, heheh. He gave no reason for quitting, just simply walked out.

Another new job - Yay!

Mar 13, 2012

The 1930 house I lived in in Tucson, AZ.

Since my last full time job at FSUA, and being 'released' for no reason, I was out of work for a couple weeks. I then got a job with a washing company called Wascho Int'l, they wash fleet vehicles. I did that for a week, then was offered a job at Camping World. I started that job last night. Worked a late shift as we were making changes to some of the store shelvs and displays. I think I'm gonna like this job - I stay very busy during the entire shift so the time goes by fast.

New job - Yay!

Dec 4, 2011

On the peak of Mt. Wassen, it was very cold!

Two weeks ago I started a new job - as IT Manager of FreedomSmokeUSA. They sell electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). They seem to be a good company, decent work environment, great benefits (which is rare in today's society). They are growing and looking at opening new lounges (retail stores) here in Tucson soon, and in California early next year. And opeing lounges in other countries as well. The web site it Check 'em out if you aren't familiar with e-cigs. It appears to be a sure fire way to quit smoking cigarettes, and get off all the carcinogens that they contain.

Otherwise, nothing much new is happening here. Looks like another Christmas by myself.