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Jason Williams
Works at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
Attended Auburn University
Lives in The Woodlands, TX
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My favorite route to run, and today I ran my best pace yet on it.  12 miles in 2:07.
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Nice place for running!
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I finished my first half marathon this weekend, and I have one question:  does everyone else's marathon have donuts too?   There was a table full of donuts at one of the water stations around mile 9 or so.  I thought it was for the volunteers, but then why would there be hundreds of donuts for just 10 volunteers or so at one water station?  In hindsight, maybe I could have used a donut rather than a 100 calorie gel that wasn't working fast enough, but I wouldn't want to be the fat guy stopping to eat a donut in the middle of a half-marathon and I wouldn't want to risk wasting time in line for a port-a-potty.  Is this a thing, though?  I didn't see any bananas or oranges...
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Mmm... Donuts....
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Trying another one from Clown Shoes. Great labels, great beers.
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I've got a question for the guys regarding running shorts.   I'm training for my first half and now that I've made it into the 8-10 mile zone I need to do something about the chafing.  I currently wear light-weight shorts with a liner.  Should I just try the anti-chafing balm, should I try wearing compression underwear under liner-less shorts, or should I try compression shorts? I'm a big guy and I don't want to look stupid or embarrassing on race day, I just don't want a trivial problem like this to make me miserable.
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One thing about compression short is make sure the seams are decent. Wear em for a few long runs before the race. I made the mistake of wearing them for one 3 miler beforehand and after the 1/2 I had bad chafing. I wish I remembered the body glide...
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Still can't stop watching this. I get goosebumps just hearing it in the other room. 
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In the season premiere of Walking Dead last night, I noticed in the scenes that took place in the beer & wine section of the warehouse store they were fighting off zombies around cases and cases of Sweetwater and Terrapin (and not a single case disturbed either).  Then it cuts to commercial and Blue Moon is the 'official sponsor' on that break, which everyone fast-forwards through.   That's the way to hijack a beer sponsorship, and I bet the cast and crew got to enjoy all that local craft beer.
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We finally have growler fills north of Houston! Too pricey to get just any beer, so I tried Rye'd Hard by Cycler's Brewing - a new local brewery. Ryes haven't always been my favorite, but this one has enough hops and I like it. 
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Brand new Brooks and now it's pollen season. It shouldn't bother me this much. 
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When I run after dark I use an LED light clipped to my hat and I can see all the airborne pollen flying into my face.  It makes it harder to breathe when I can see it, but my allergies haven't been too bad this year.  Normally I'm feeling a lot worse by now, and Nasonex is prescription-only and if I try taking Cetirizine (Zyrtec), I won't be getting anything done for 24 hours.
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Training towards my first half marathon and enjoyed a change of scenery for today's 12 mile run (PR for distance).  I ran the Brushy Creek Trail in Cedar Park, TX.  I didn't realize I was starting at the highest elevation and turning around at the lowest elevation.  The last 3 miles were brutal, but I made it and had a good laugh at my V shaped elevation chart.  
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Thank you, can't wait to run 12+ on my regular route next weekend and see how it goes in comparison.  I also think the terrain alternating between concrete and gravel was a factor.
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Perfect weather and ran my best pace yet for 8+ miles.  So inspiring to be a part of this great running community.   #megsmiles  
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Good job!
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Great out-of-town run with my dog!   If only all the people running for doorbusters would realize this is a much more refreshing way to spend Thanksgiving.
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Really good run last night and broke most of my personal records , even on a stubbed toe from too many toys left on the floor the night before. It was the first time I tried a gel during my run. That made a huge difference. 
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I tried the powerbar gel, but I also bought clif 'shot blocks' and jelly belly sports beans. I'll figure out which one works best for me and is least annoying to carry in my belt. 
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Education
  • Auburn University
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
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Software Engineer
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  • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
    Mgr, Software Development, 2001 - present
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The Woodlands, TX
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Auburn, AL - Charlotte, NC - Oberursel, Germany
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We finally got a chance to try this place for a weekday lunch. It was definitely worth the 2-3 previous times we missed out and had to go somewhere else. Sometimes you're hungry and just about any decent barbecue is good, but this was perfect barbecue. Sometimes the barbecue plate you ordered comes with a few sides and they're just fine, but these sides make you want seconds while wondering how good the ones you didn't order must be. Sometimes you finish your meal full and happy and go on about your day, but here you'll plan out your next visit thinking maybe you'll skip breakfast and try the 'whole hog' sandwich. It's that good, and it's here near The Woodlands, not down inside the loop or in Austin.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Very high quality work. I needed a curb number repainted to cover up the previous owner's logo, and without being able to see a preview I thought it would just be the same basic thing but it looks way better than I expected. There was more attention to detail than just spray painting a stencil. Great colors and clean lines make the logo look so good I just have to stand there at the end of the driveway admiring it. The samples featured on the website seem like they've been photo-shopped, but that's definitely how good it looks. Ordering online and paying upfront via PayPal made it easy and risk-free compared to some of the stories you hear about other curb painting businesses.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
This is a nice little place to eat away from the crowds of Panama City Beach. Under previous ownership they had more of a selection of seafood including great oysters, but now it's just BBQ, shrimp & crab legs. The piles of oyster shells that remain throughout the parking lot are kind of a tease.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
With so many other premium burger joints in the area, I wouldn't really recommend this place unless you just happen to be right there. It wasn't bad by any means, but there wasn't really anything to set it apart for me and I would rank this place last out of the premium burger joints I've tried. I was expecting the namesake coal-fired aspect to make the difference, but there wasn't much of one that I could tell. Besides the burgers, they only offer an unusual brand of fountain drinks; the cola equivalent tasted kind of like a generic store brand, but at the same high name-brand price. Also, there is no convenient parking. They will validate for one of the two nearby parking garages, so you'll need to make sure you park in the right one.
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Food: GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Yikes, higher prices!! We've eaten at Jerry Built at least 20 times since they opened. I really love the burgers and the menu options keep getting better and better, but we're going to have to cut back or quit altogether because of the new 2014 menu prices. What sets Jerry Built apart from the many other burger restaurants was the variety of add-ons and sides, but now if you put together a good burger with more than just the basics it could end up being $12. Add a side and a drink and it could easily be $18 or more per person. Maybe it's because of the cost of sourcing local organic ingredients, but that was never a selling point for me. Organic = overpriced and now we'll really miss this great restaurant. It's just in a weird spot where it's too expensive for family dining or take-out, but it's just a counter-service burger restaurant so it's not what I would choose for a date night or special occasion either.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Which Wich has a unique ordering system that's helpful when ordering for a big family. Instead of stammering through 5 custom sandwich orders everyone has fun filling in exactly what they want out of the immense variety of options and then I just hand the stack of bags over to the cashier. The sandwiches were great and the bread fresh and perfect, but it gets a little pricey for simple albeit tasty sandwiches. We will be back, but not as often since it's not quite affordable enough to be a quick weekday meal solution for the family.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The burger was thicker than I expected and very juicy. I tried the bbq burger, and although they used a bit too much of a thin texas-style bbq sauce that ended up getting very messy, it was good and I look forward to trying other burgers on their menu. Their unique variety of french fry styles sets them apart from the other premium burger joints in the area. If you're dining with kids it's a better value than other premium burger joints because they offer kids portions with fries and drink included.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago