2015 Sweathouse Half Marathon

I really wanted to run in the Sweathouse Half Marathon last year, but a bicycle tour in the San Juan Islands happened to overlap during the same time period and the trip to the San Juan Islands won out. The opportunity returned this year and I was able to make it happen. 

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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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