Sunday, December 8, 2013

Back in for Boston

We've been away from the blogosphere (not sure if that's word?) for a little while. Allison has been injured (she is running again!) and I decided to take a break from training to focus on family and work and just run for fun for a while. I wasn't sure how long of a break I would take but it turned out to be a couple of months. Just before Allison got injured I was getting in pretty good shape but with our busy schedule training was something that should be taking a backseat for a while. After a couple months of running 35-40 laid back miles a week I am ready to get back at it with the Boston Marathon as my goal. I have never run Boston before and I'm really excited to work hard for that race. In general I just feel better when I am working hard and training. I just need to keep a laid back attitude about it which is easier said than done. I am not very fit right now and I have a long way to go. I recently ran the Mesa Turkey Trot 10k in a time of 36:07 which is 3 minutes slower than I ran the same race the year before. It will be tough to get all the way back where I was but I 'm excited for the challenge.

Some fun things we've been up to with the kids the last couple months:
We surprised the kids with a trip to Legoland in Carlsbad, California. It was their first trip to an amusement park.

They had a blast and Camryn loved the roller coasters. We went to the beach a couple of times too.

Allison and Camryn did the 1 mile run on Thanksgiving when I did the 10k.


  1. Putting things aside to spend time with the family is much needed sometimes. I am interested to hear what your training plan is like for your marathon. I am starting to increase my distance and speed in my Phoenix Marathon training.

  2. I'm in a similar boat. Trying to gain back fitness lost from taking time off (due to injury, sprained ankle). I've been doing easy miles and have just started adding some faster miles to my training. I'll be interested to see how you go about getting that fitness back. Glad you spent some time in Carlsbad (I live in San Diego)!