x4 Dipsea

Yesterday I ran the Quadruple Dipsea! The course is 28.4 miles long with over 9200 feet of climbing. Ultrarunning.com described the race as a “slippery quagmire”. I finished in 7:4?:?? something. I’ll have to wait till the official times are posted. This it the first ultramaration I have completed. Two miles over a regular marathon distance (26.2) is not much in the world of ultras but this is my first and the 9200 feet of elevation change makes this a respected race in the ultra running community. The Dipsea race is billed as oldest trail race in America and I ran it 4 times nonstop.

Caren Spore Breaks Course Record at Quad Dipsea


I’m taking myself to see Mummenschanz! Ever since I watched them on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show I have wanted to see them live. At the end of the month I get to see them at Zellerbach Hall.

About ten years ago I had ticks to see them but had to do mandatory overtime and missed the show. All I got was a t-shirt.


Faster than myself!

This morning I ran the San Francisco Marathon in 4:59:55. This is my best marathon time so far, taking 40 min off my last marathon in Sacramento.

Full Marathon
Runner DetailsRace Results
Name:Glenn Garces
Hometown:Santa Rosa, CA
Overall:4402 out of 5950
Men:3057 out of 3898
M 40-44:475 out of 588
Age/Grade:42.68% Place: 4905
Finish:4:59:55 Pace: 11:27
Tag Time:4:59:55
Gun Time:5:23:18
Split Times
7.6 M:1:18:28 Pace: 10:20
Half:2:17:52 Pace: 10:31
20 M:3:42:24 Pace: 11:08


. . . oh ya


running the San Francisco Marathon on July 25th. My personal goal is to complete 26.2 miles in 4 hours. This might be my last big city marathon because I don’t like running with hundreds of other peoples, crowds freak me out. I’m training for longer distances and smaller events.



We have to move again very soon. Our landlord is moving in and we are on a month to month lease that he is not renewing. The plan is to find a place to rent as close to San Francisco within our budget. We have to be out of this house by August 10th.

This is a copy of the add Caryn has up on craigslist.org


My name is Caryn and my fiancé Glenn and I are looking for a new place to rent in either the
EastBay or on the Peninsula. Just to tell you a little about us, we are in our early 40s and are both in health care. Glenn works as a nurse’s aid at UCSF, and I am a nurse who is working on her master’s to become a certified nurse midwife (almost done). We are quiet and non-smokers, and we have pets.

Our current landlord has agreed to be a reference for me to help me state that our animals are well behaved, quiet, non-destructive, and “potty-trained” (no accidents). We have four cats and two dogs, ranging in age from
6 to 13 years, and the cats only scratch their scratching posts. We have a good vacuum to get rid of the hair, and working in health care means we have learned to keep things with the pets under control. We are looking for someplace with a fenced yard for the dogs. More about the dogs: Chevy is a male Corgi-mix, about 24 pounds, and Marilyn is a female Chihuahua-mix, about 21 pounds.

We are looking to spend about $1500/month, but are flexible on this. We are currently renting a house that is approximately 1500 sq ft, and would like our new home to be about the same, but, again, we are flexible. We would like to move in on Sunday August 8th. We prefer a garage, but it is not 100% necessary.

If you think you can help us, please send me an email stating:
Square feet, or approximate if you are not sure
City with address or cross streets
Monthly rent
Availability of a fenced yard
Availability of a garage, please state how many cars.
If a move-in date of August 8th is agreeable to you
Minimum lease length (i.e., month-to month, 6 months, 1 year)

Thank you,

~ Caryn

Move Confrontation in Philadelphia  1 of 8


In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway american dream

27th Annual CIM • Sunday • 7 a.m. • December 6, 2009 • Folsom to the State Capitol, Sacramento

Today I ran the California International Marathon! I took 2 hours off my time from my first marathon. I went out too fast in the first half of the run then had to slow down. By the last 4 miles I was alternating between jogging and walking. My time was 5hr:43mi:37sec. That is not a good for time for my age group but its my new PR (Personal Record)

Next up The 2010 San Francisco Marathon: July 25, 201. Who’s with me?