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Happy Birthday Dad!

July 2, 2008

Today’s my Dad’s 73rd birthday.  Well, it would have been.  He passed away in ’99.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss him and wish I we could talk.  I could go on a tirade now about how people should take better care of themselves, as he died young because of just that. Go for a walk, ride, run, something…it all helps.

I Love You Dad-

J.

The Best Sweater for Riding, Running, Training + Chilling from Pearl Izumi

November 27, 2007

Over Thanksgiving, we went up to Tahoe to cook and chill with friends. Every time we go to South Lake, we stop in at the Pearl Izumi outlet to see what sort of wicked deals they have. For those of you living under a rock for the last 20 years, Pearl Izumi is probably (IMHO) the BEST gear for riding, running, training, living, etc that one can own. Their apparel is an excellent fit (assuming you take care of yourself) and will just about last forever if you take care of it.

During this trip, Lauren (the spunky manager of the store) pointed me toward a sweater in particular that had me drooling. Dubbed the Woolie Mammoth Long Sleeve Jersey. It’s simply something that you want to live in non-stop. Sporting two-toned ribbed (gotta love ribbed) Merino Wool, I’ve basically been wearing it non-stop since coming back Friday night. SO DAMN NICE!

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Lauren has a bunch in stock and will ship anywhere you need for a $4 (yes I did say $4) flat-rate. Check out their site for more info and how to contact her. They regularly post deals as they get new shipments.

If you get a chance to roll in there, do so. She’s super nice and will set you up with killer gear…AND since it’s an outlet, you get away with sub-Amazon prices.

This is off the hook!

February 16, 2007

My buddy Scott just flipped this to me.  Dynamite + Surfing in the City…nothing gets better than that.

Help My Friend Brooke in the Chicago Marathon

June 22, 2006

My buddy Scott's girlfriend, Brooke, is running in the 2006 Chicago Marathon. As part of the Marathon, she's looped up with the National AIDS Foundation to help raise money for the cause. Take a look at the link below and help out. She's a great girl, he's a great guy and it's a great cause.

J.

Link to Brooke's AIDS Marathon Page

Here's her cover letter as well:

It's that time of year again – time to train for a very special MARATHON . That's right! I will be participating in the Chicago 2006 Marathon this October! I am taking part in a six-month training program and I am running a little farther each week…in total I expect to log nearly 500 miles. It's all part of the National AIDS Marathon Training Program, which raises money for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

Despite recent advances in the treatment of AIDS, the epidemic is far from over. With more than 20 million deaths so far, AIDS is now the leading cause of death among all people aged 15 to 59 worldwide. More than one million Americans, and 40 million others around the world, are now living with HIV. And the rate of AIDS in the Chicago Metropolitan area has jumped by more than 400% over the past decade.

The money raised from the AIDS Marathon Training Program will allow the AIDS Foundation of Chicago to fund direct medical care, food, housing, and other vital AIDS services to help keep people with HIV/AIDS alive until theres a cure. This is why I am committed to raise at least $1,400 before Wednesday, July 5, 2006 (although of course I would like to raise lots more). I'm asking for your support.

I would be so grateful for any donation you can make to help me meet this goal. It's so easy to make a donation (so no excuses!), just click on the link at the bottom of the page which will bring to my personal web page. It only takes a few moments to make a contribution. Once there just simply click to the left of the message, and you are done! Together, we can take pride in improving the lives of those suffering here in our communities.

As you all can probably imagine, this is certainly one of the most physically challenging tasks one can attempt – how am I going to give up my Saturday morning mimosas on the roof deck? But I am confident that with your support I can make it to the finish line. Thank you so much for supporting me in this huge undertaking. When I cross that Start Line in October, with the roar of the crowds beside me, on my way to complete the marathon…I'll know that you helped me, and so many others, along the way.

With many thanks,
Brooke