Jaws got Batman

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Detective Comics, issue #875

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training for my first 1/2 marathon

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i will conquer you Golden Gate!

i’ve certainly set a large goal for myself this summer.  i gots to get my butt in gear because i just signed up for my first half marathon on July 31, 2011.  i’ll be running the first half of the SF Marathon, which ventures across the Golden Gate bridge.

i signed up for MiCoach, even though i’ve previously used Runkeeper.  i liked Runkeeper, but there are more features on the free MiCoach app. MiCoach talks you through your workouts, which i love.  i setup my goal for the half marathon in July and it automagically created a training schedule. i do not have to follow the schedule, but it’s nice to have.  if i do use one of the training workouts, it will tell me when i am in certain zones, and whether i need to slow down or speed up.  it also notifies me at each mile marker with my time/mile, total distance, and total time. i can do all of this while listening to my iTunes or custom running playlist.

my miCoach workout today: 6.24 miles.

with that being said, i do love how Runkeeper automatically posts your workouts to your social networks.  MiCoach does not automatically do that and if i want to share a workout, i must go in and manually upload it to Facebook, share a link, or email it directly to someone.  kind of a bummer that those are my only options. i would stick with Runkeeper because it too has much of the above-mentioned features, but requires me to purchase the pro version.

my brother, dad, and i post race.

overall, i am extremely excited to complete my half marathon goal. i am running under the inspiration of my Dad, who 360’d his lifestyle and became fit & healthy in the last two years. over 50 years old, my Dad went from a couch potato to marathon shape. he now sends me motivation through his accomplishments. last year, i wasn’t nearly close to long distance shape. during a family reunion in Minnesota, my Dad and brother ran the Minneapolis 13.1. i was still starting out and was able to run the 5K event, wait for them at the last 2 mile marker, and run to the finish line with them. now i am ready to join them and cannot wait!

i’ll keep you posted on my training!

❤ the shark

i might get stuck in a hipster trap

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Aaron Glazer, a very talented production designer, created these hipster traps and set one out in East Village of NYC:

"WHAT? PBR? Dammit, now I'm trapped," says me.

i surely don’t consider myself a hipster, but my passion for PBR would cause me to get caught in one of these! check out more, including a Jersey Shore trap, here. it’ll make you laugh and you’ll appreciate it.
❤ the shark

the dude abides.

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Abide by Dave MacDowell

Abide by Dave MacDowell

“Abide”, a new painting by Dave MacDowell which will be on display along with prints for sale at his solo show at Thinkspace Art Gallery in Culver City which opens on April 30th.

thanks laughingsquid.com for posting this today.

❤ the shark

shark mit!

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shark bite oven mitt from FredFlare

fredflare.com just announced the Shark Mit, which is not available yet, but you can put your name on the waitlist:

Believe it or not, sometimes the safest place for your hands is between the jaws of a ferocious great white! These hilarious oven mitts transform an every day occurrence like taking a casserole from the oven into something sequel-worthy. Polyester/neoprene/nylon blend. 15.75″x9.25″

$18 for a Shark Mit, not too bad! I might have to invest in one 🙂

 

❤ the shark

Peruvian Roasted Chicken FTW!

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after watching Chopped on the Food Network, one of my favorite shows, i was inspired to make a rubbed chicken.

after scrolling through my RSS feeds, so i came across a Peruvian roasted chicken recipe from Whole Foods. i thought i’d try it out tonight and it was delicious.  i served it with some steamed green beans and a quinoa barley pilaf.

as it was my first time, i am always looking for improvements. i think i may have cooked the chicken a little long. so i’ll reduce the time when I try this out again. i’ll add a hint more cinnamon next time as well.

other than that, it was a fantastic Sunday night supper. try it out for yourself!

❤ the shark

st. patrick’s day in yo face, part 3

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