Jun 28, 2007

Alaska Pics

Standing by Visitors Center

A Major Award

I received in the mail yesterday an award for placing third in my age division at this years Cleveland Marathon. I think I'll go to a trophy place and have it engraved with the date, my finish time, etc.

I'm searching for a shelf/hanger for my running medals and various awards I've received over the past 5 years. Anyone have some thoughts.

Jun 27, 2007

2007 Mayor's Marathon

I'm just now getting back into the swing of things after returning home from Alaska on Monday morning. In short, everyone from the Northern Ohio Team In Training chapter finished their event on what was an ideal day for running/walking. I spent the day on the marathon course assisting my peeps and anyone else in need. In all, I covered about 36 miles in 8-1/2 hours (some walking, most running). Needless to say, I slept good that night (despite the "midnight sun). I've got a ton of pics to get into my computer and a few that actually require developing. I'll try and get a few posted in the next day or two.

I ran this morning for the first time since Saturday and felt good... 3-miles at about 6:30 pace.

Jun 18, 2007

Bachelor Party Cont...

What are the three ideal components of a perfect bachelor party? Swim, bike and run of course! Or, in Bryce's case... run, bike and run some more (i.e. duathlon). The triathlon/duathlon at Maumee Bay made for a perfect getaway for Bryce as he prepares for his departure from bachelordom. After a low key evening of cooking out and sitting by the campfire enjoying some amazing chocolate cake from Boston Market (thanks Albert), we woke up early on Sunday morning for the days events. Bryce was registered for the international distance duathlon, while Tim, Kurt and I had signed up for the international distance triathlon. The duathlon started first and we were able to watch Bryce take off. I was well into my swim by the time he entered T1 and just starting my run when he finished but came to find out that he rocked the course in 2:08:03. Good enough for 1st in his age group and 3rd overall! Congratulations Bryce!

Jun 15, 2007

Bachelor Party

The morning of my wedding, nearly 2 years ago, Bryce and I ran 20 miles together. I remember the final 3 miles being at sub-7-minute pace. I mean we were really rockin'. Bryce has often joked about how high I set the bar for him when it came his time to be married. Well, his time is here and he's got a plan that rivals my 20-miler... and then some.

To be continued...