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Monthly Archives: May 2013

My First Half Marathon

Ethan and I finished our first half marathon, and it went well! We ran and finished together, and our finish time was 2:23:46 (pace: 10:59 min/mile). I’m really happy with that achievement, especially since my goal pace was about 11 … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 Fitness , ,

One week to go

I’m running the Madison half marathon in just 7 days. Today I ran the last long run of my training plan. It was 8 miles, and a pretty good run. I ran it with Ethan and we did a good … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 Fitness , ,

Saving for a Down Payment

A little over a year ago, Ethan and I started saving up for a down payment on a new house. We want to save up enough to put a 20 – 25% down payment on our next home to avoid … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 Home Brewing, Personal Finance

Scottish Ale Status

Two weeks ago, I brewed up a batch of the Northern Brewer Karl’s 90 Schilling kit and started it fermenting. Today Ethan helped me transfer it to a carboy for its secondary fermentation, which should last 4 – 6 weeks. This … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 Home Brewing ,

How I Became A Runner

I’m currently training for a half marathon on Memorial Day. This involves more running than I’ve ever done before, and that running has given me a lot of time to reflect on how I became a runner in the first … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 Fitness , ,


For the last few months, I’ve had ideas for things to write about, but each time I thought about starting a new post on my blog, I thought of how much work my blog needed, and I would set the … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 Blogging