Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Buckle down for Boston

The holiday time I had with my family flew by this past week. My gift and blessing I have is my children. I enjoy watching them grow and become who they are day by day. I am declaring the "people of the year" award goes to my children. For my oldest son serving in the Navy for his hard work and service. My other son serving as a Marine who recently came home from Iraq completing his third tour. For my daughter who graduated this December with a Masters in Physical Therapy (at the age of 22). And finally for my youngest son who I am glad to see enjoy life as an 8 year old kid should.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas time with your family and friends. We sure did.



My official 16 week Boston marathon training schedule begins today. Today's workout was a 2 mile easy jog followed with 3 X 1 mile fast runs with only 1 minute rest between each mile. I finished with a 1 mile easy jog. Each mile was run in 5:56 per mile pace.

14 comments:

Cliff said...

Papa Louie,

Been a while since I visited your blog.

- glad to see your son came home safe and sound
- glad to see your daughter graduated
- that was some major rewconstruction at your house.

Hope you have a great Christmas. I have to start ramping my training as well :)

Michele said...

Love the leg lamp.

Glad you had a great Christmas.

Good luck with the training, sounds like you are off to a great start.

Neese said...

I look forward to following your 16 weeks of training :o) you are starting off well with that pace! guess what? i ran a 5:57 mile today, for about a second ;)

Triteacher said...

Wow, I get chills just reading those smokin' times - that must feel great! Makes me look forward to starting my interval training sessions again.

TriBoomer said...

Those are beautiful gifts, Papa Louie.

Stay tuned...

Flatman said...

Fra-Geee-Lay...it must be french! :)

Merry Christmas, Louie! You have lots to be thankful for.

Deb said...

Merry Christmas my friend! All my best to you for the coming year (and Boston!). I'll be there with Mike. Maybe we can all meet?!

JeffM said...

That's a great pace! Amazing what your kids have done. Will be following your training.

Kewl Nitrox said...

What kewl kids. You are indeed blessed, Praise God!

Colleen said...

You must be SO proud of your kids! Love that lamp!

Lana said...

Oh, Flatman beat me to it!!!! But I gotta say it anyways...
"Fra-GEE-Lay!!!!!"

Those are some great gifts you have Papa Louie. And as always you are well aware of the blessings God has given you...

Happy Holidays!!

Matt said...

Please please please tell your kids how thankful we are for their committment to our country. They can never hear it enough. Great lamp too. It looks like "electric sex."

Lloyd said...

You're doing Boston?

This going to be good!

Neese said...

Happy New Year! :o)