Author Archives: Jesse

Camarillo Duathlon Race Report 2014

I did the Camarillo Duathlon race yesterday and things went well. This was the third and last of the year’s Camarillo Duathlon Series 2014.

Unlike the first time I did the Duathlon Series last October, I trained for this one. After the October duathlon I started running regularly, 3 to 4 times a week, and cycled during cross-training days. Although, when I decided to run the December Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, I shifted all my training efforts to running and cycling fell by the wayside. Continue reading

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How to Add Mile Splits in a Spreadsheet

I’m preparing for the Ojai Half Marathon on April 27 and it’s a hilly course so I’m setting up target mile splits for race day. When I ran my first half marathon this past December it was a very flat course and my main goal was just to finish while keeping an eye on my heart rate.

But once you set up your goal mile splits, you’re going to want to figure out your total time and that’s where I ran into a problem. I’m fairly proficient with Excel but I fumbled around for a good 20 minutes before I started Googling easier ways to accomplish the task without doing it manually.

The solution was Google Drive spreadsheets. To add up mile splits in a spreadsheet: Continue reading

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Rich Roll’s ‘Finding Ultra’ and Second Chances

It was September of last year and I had just met with my doctor. After a few months of exercise and completely shifting my diet, I had controlled my diabetes and had lost 30 pounds. Continue reading

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Fever Strikes

Four days before the big Bandit Ultra Trail Run race I was at work and felt body aches and had the chills. “Unf***ingbelievable” was my reaction. I knew I was getting sick. It had been many months since I had as much as the sniffles. Continue reading

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Tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run

On February 16, 2014 I’ll be tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run 30K (will end up being 19+ miles) race in Simi Valley. This is a huge stretch for me. A year ago today I was about 35 pounds heavier and my idea of a workout was finishing up a package of cookies on the couch. You can be a Run Jesse Run 30K Justice Sponsor by donating to the CAUSE effort to build a pipeline of passionate young organizers and the next generation of movement leaders. Building a pipeline of talented community organizers and leaders is super important as cities and communities struggle to provide environments that are socially, economically and environmentally just for communities in need. Please consider serving as one of my 30k trail run sponsors at the $10, $25, $50, or $100 level. Click here to show support as I tackle this large challenge and the challenge to improve our communities. Continue reading

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#OAKLANDVOICES Reaches Out to FCC Chairman Wheeler at Town Hall

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler made his first town hall appearance since being appointed to the role by President Obama some three months ago. Chairman Wheeler attended the Oakland Voices (hashtag “#OaklandVoices”) town hall in Oakland on Thursday, January 9 in front of 100 community activists and reporters. The standing-room-only event took place at Preservation Park in downtown Oakland and was organized by Voices for Internet Justice, a collaboration of almost 30 organizations including The Center for Media Justice, Free Press, ColorOfChange and the National Hispanic Media Coalition.
The event was true to its billing, many voices with different issues spoke up to point out that people of color are often left out of the decision-making process, yet often disproportionately impacted by FCC decisions and practices. Continue reading

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Just Ran the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon

After 5 weeks of intense training, I ran in the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon race in Oxnard, California. When I found out that some friends were going to run the race I was very interested. I initially signed up for the 5K run but then chose to go for the half marathon. Continue reading

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Training For My First Half Marathon #getfit

After losing 40 pounds, controlling my diabetes and running/cycling in a sprint duathlon, all in a few months time period, I ran and finished my first half marathon this past Sunday. Continue reading

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In Case You Missed Them, Top #SFBatKid Tweets

It’s amazing to see all the support given to a young boy, Miles, who is being treated to a day he’ll always remember by the Make A Wish Foundation. Miles saw San Francisco transformed today and he went on an adventure as his idol, Batman. The city of San Francisco became Gotham for one special day and the Twittersphere was lighting up over it as it followed and contributed to the #SFBatKid hashtag. Continue reading

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Santa Barbara International Veterans Marathon and Half 2013

I’m training for the Santa to the Sea half marathon in Oxnard in early December so thought I’d check out the scene in Santa Barbara. I also had a couple of friends running in the Santa Barbara International Veterans Marathon and Half so that was all the reason I needed to head up there and take some photos. Continue reading

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