Saturday, February 25, 2017

PHX Marathon

My girlfriend Mel-B raced in October, qualified for Boston and challenged me to do the same.  As one who has a hard time saying no to a challenge, I decided on PF Chang's in January, only to push it too hard and aggravate an old injury.  It was meant to be though, as the PHX marathon was a perfect race day for me.  40 degrees outside, and a downhill start (which required me to actually pay attention to pace - way too fast starts all around and a mantra of "run your own race, stop trying to race everyone else"), followed by a pancake flat second half.  It was a near perfect race which ended with a Boston qualify, a personal best time, and an overall enjoyable run!  

I wish I had a pic of the sweetest cheering section as I crossed the finish line but these will have to do. I was so excited to see my crazies, I may or may not have cried. Thankful especially for the guy behind the camera and all his patience through this (long!) training cycle.  

Monday, February 20, 2017


Year two with kiddos on skis.  Once again, Lily was amazing.  And once again, William was not!  I took the year off due to a big race the following weekend (and the fact that I'm really not that much help anyway).  After a morning of lessons with our great friends the Dupey's, Lily was ready to take on the mountain, easily rode the blues and even took on a few easy blacks.  That girl continues to amaze us on the slopes!