Category Archives: musings

Eeeeeeeeeeep. 7 months?!

2 games. 7 points. (h/t @kgranato) A post shared by grumplesiggy (@grumplesiggy) on May 30, 2014 at 8:42pm PDT So it’s been 7 months. Who knew?  Advertisements

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Flashback Friday: Bike Camp

Flashback Friday has a nice ring to it, right? Maybe I’ll start doing this as a “thing”… Anyway, I leave for the Anza Borrego desert this afternoon to camp and ride some bikes with 50 of my closest friends on … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Things I Like: Racing

Flashback 2003. Late September. Roy Gummerson Invitational, Schiller Woods Forest Preserve. I am a mediocre runner on my JV cross-country team. I find myself stride-for-stride with two competitors with about a quarter mile to go. We’re competing for some unimportant … Continue reading

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What to expect when you’re expecting

One week out. Whoa. WHOA. Since I started tapering a week ago (I consider my first “taper” week more of a normal recovery week than a taper), I found myself with some spare time on my hands. With this newfound … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Things I Like: spandex for women? yup. Oiselle Stride Short

This is a story about a boy and his form fitting clothing. Spandex. Hugger of legs, supporter of muscles, 80s fashion staple. I switched to racing running events in spandex from my trusty Saucony Inferno 3″ split shorts for the … Continue reading

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Reflections on a training cycle

Whoa. How the hell am I tapering for an Ironman already? How is it late August? How is it almost my birthday? What. the. fuck. Man, the past few months have been rough. I barely even feel like I have … Continue reading

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How is Africa?

My little brother is in Burkina Faso right now doing some science (we siegfrieds are all field scientists apparently). He’s been there for a week. I asked him the above question. Here’s his response: very hot. also: today we were … Continue reading

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