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Race report: Ironman 70.3 Syracuse 2018

Despite knowing how tough the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse course is, I keep going back for more. I think it’s an addiction.

Friday night after work Alasdair and I drove to Syracuse, and Saturday morning we headed to Jamesville Beach Park to pick up our race kits (race bib, bike and helmet stickers, timing chip, swim cap, t-shirt, small backpack), sign our lives away on 3 waivers, attend a mandatory pre-race briefing, and do a short practice swim (just under 400 m – we were allowed to swim to the second large buoy and back). 1,446 more words

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The Pantheon of Syracuse, Italy

April 8, 2018

The Pantheon in Syracuse, Sicily (technically the Chiesa Monumento Pantheon Dei Caduti Siracusa) is both an active church and a World War I monument.  224 more words


Destination Syracuse : Bowling, Irish Cannonballs, and Flying Monkeys

Presently in surgery. Please enjoy this ramshackle post in my absence.

Another road trip. Another bowling tournament. We stayed at the Genesee Grand Hotel. It was lovely: a beautiful lobby, Koi pond, and revolving doors, which I… 1,363 more words


What I learned on my solo writing retreat

At the beginning of the year, I knew I wanted to take time out for my writing and get away. I wanted to experience a new environment and get the creative juices flowing. 747 more words


Say What You Will

Monument to Huntington Beard Crouse and family in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. Huntington Beard Crouse, Sr. 95 more words

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Fit Families: Empowering Parents and Children Through Physical Education

When the DeBoers selected the focus for the J. Henry & Martha E. De Boer Fund more than half a century ago, their goal was to help children suffering from vision problems, impaired hearing or kidney disease. 708 more words


Forever With Unopened Eye

Memorial arch for Michael (1817-1898) and Catharine (1811-1879) Oberst in Woodlawn Cemetery, 800 Grant Boulevard, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. Michael was born in Unterabesheim in Baden, Germany. 56 more words

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