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Waterton Lakes National Park

Several photos from a recent trip to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada. 

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2015 Missoula Half Marathon

I went into this years Missoula Half Marathon with higher expectations and less nerves, as last year was my first time running the Missoula Half Marathon, as well as my frist time running an official half marathon race. I ran the Pittsburgh Half Marathon about two months before and was happy with my continued improvement.  I was hoping to see the same type of improvement in Missoula after putting in over 100 training miles in June leading up to the Missoula race. 

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Create a Coldfusion style uuid with MySQL

What if you have a Coldfusion application that uses uuid values in the database, but you would like to insert data directly using MySQL? Unfortunately, Coldfusion's createuuid() function creates a 35 character uuid value, while the uuid() function in MySQL creates a 36 character uuid value.

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Shed The Monster campaign

People for Bikes released this great video titled, Shed The Monster, and it really struck a chord with me. I always think of running as my magic mood changing activity, but cycling does it as well. Continue on to check out the video.

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A beautiful day in the neighborhood

I've been meaning to write down some thoughts about my training this year, but up to this point I've only managed to do the running not the writing. I'm now into my second season of consistent running and am really excited about both of the half marathons that I already have on my schedule. Last season, I followed a training plan leading up to my first ever half marathon and I feel it went really well. I felt good about my race and enjoyed the entire process from the start of training to crossing the finish line.

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