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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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  • Auburn University
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
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  • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
    Mgr, Software Development, 2001 - present
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Auburn, AL - Charlotte, NC - Oberursel, Germany
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