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January 25th, 2009:

Changing of the bag.

My Eagle Creek messenger bag.

My Eagle Creek messenger bag.

This is the old bag. Eagle Creek. Been awesome. Not one problem. Had it since 1996.

Timbuk2 Slim Commuter Bag - Large.

Timbuk2 Slim Commuter Bag - Large.

And today I got a new bag. I needed something to be able to carry around a 17″ Mac Book Pro. Now this bag is really only supposed to carry a 15″, but the 17″ fits nicely. It’s probably not as spacious as the Eagle Creek, but the E.C. wasn’t designed to carry a laptop. This one is. Most of the time I won’t be carrying the laptop, mostly only on weekends. So I’m going to be testing this one out for a little while and just give the E.C. some time off. It hasn’t had a vacation…ever.

Houston Cheveron Marathon

Yup. Finished it. Been about a week now. 5 hrs and 17mins. Not bad and I finished strong too. Check the video, I’m about 14 secs in with the yellow shirt and blue hat on the right side:

Finisher!

Finisher!

That was a great moment. Especially considering the trouble I had the last 5 weeks with my IT Band. The run was tough and painful, but no so bad as to stop me this year. Last year I had to quit after 12.5 miles. Very frustrating. This year I made it all the way. 5 hrs, 17 min, 14 sec. Next up is the MS150.