Veggie burgers with smoked gouda, tomato, and avocado. Side of pinto beans with diced hatch green chiles and onions.

Cloudcroft Brewing, Somewhere on a Dark and Lonely Desert Mountain Road, NM.

These be the chiles rellenos at Casa de Sueño, Tularosa, NM. I absolutely love small western town Mexican food.

Took the afternoon off with a book from the local library and an oatmeal stout from the local brewery. 70deg in January is not a thing to waste!

Also, my first Haruki Murakami book, on a recommendation from a friend. Will report.

One year ago I was not a runner, never intended to become a runner, didn't even own a pair of running shoes. A lot can happen in a year... set a challenge and go for it!

2020 resolutions locked in....
One City Half Marathon
Ragnar Trail Zion
Outer Banks Marathon (first! aaaaahhh!)

First thanksgiving since giving up meat ( though still pescatarian). Made an autumn salmon to go alongside the traditional turkey and ham.

Marinade: maple syrup, bulleit bourbon, blood orange olive oil, lime, sea salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, and fresh rosemary!

Accidental 10K PR 54:26 here at the annual Sacramento Run to Feed the Hungry! Including running in a turkey hat and slowing to make sure I high fived every little kid on the side who thought my hat was cool. Happy Thanksgiving y’all.

From this morning at my parents house. Typical easy/whatever Sri Lankan breakfast. Roti (made from a mix of coconut and wheat flour with diced onions), sambol (shredded coconut, chilies, lime, dried fish), and an egg, followed by fruit and tea, and maybe some hakkuru, sweets made from palm sap.

Had a great race despite re-emerging right knee issues. 2:08:54 official time, which feel short of my goal of 2:05:00 but still beat my previous 2:15:47. And, according to my Garmin, also set my best 10K time within the Half Marathon! Two PRs in one race, can’t complain!

Resting for a few weeks while on vacay in California and Mexico! Though I’ll prob get a light run in here and there. Looking forward to the One City half in March.

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I figured since they have my money already for upcoming : , I might as well give a shot now that I have CBS All Access.

Love the aesthetic so far. Reserving judgment for now on characters and story.

Happy Diwali all! Light triumphs over darkness so light some candles and graze on delicious food all day with your family.

Back in Cali for work this week and now visiting my brother and his wife in San Diego. First time at an In-N-Out since giving up meat... my dear sister has introduced me to a new problem: the In-N-Out grilled cheese, animal style.

An unexpected benefit of having done a Ragnar. Woke up on a scheduled run morning to pouring rain outside. Very tempted to punt.

And then I thought, wait a minute. It’s just rain? I get to start fully rested, hydrated, and uninjured? And I get to immediately dry off, eat a great brunch, and hang with friends someplace warm with hot chocolate after? And I only have to run once? None of these were true at Ragnar and I did it anyway.

7 mi in the cold October rain and loved it.

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