It’s been one year. It’s been six years. Two different milestones but really two very interconnected milestones. Six years ago, I toed the line at my first marathon. My mother was a big cheerleader in my running. She never said I shouldn’t do it because I’m too old, I’ll hurt my knees or any of… Continue reading It’s Been a Year
One year! Just last year at this exact time, I spent the day trying to fit all the “stuff” into the car. My two youngest sons – then 16 and 20 – were heading with me for my initial marathon. Part of the attraction to come with mom lay in the location of that first… Continue reading A Year Ago
Trips, for me, tend to be big photo opportunities. I did not realize before heading south to Myrtle Beach that there had been a huge air base there for years. As is the case with many municipalities that had former military bases, Myrtle Beach has put together a small park to honor those who once… Continue reading One Last Look at Myrtle Beach
I did spend a bit of time – most of Sunday – playing tourist in Myrtle Beach. The marathon had not totally killed my legs. I could walk around and walk I did.
As I ran along Ocean Blvd for about 9 miles, there were times when I could spy the ocean. A lot of the view is obstructed by hotels but there are a few piers and off to the left here one of the views. Believe it or not, it was probably close to 70F… Continue reading My First Marathon – Part II
Never having run a marathon before, I was a bit unsure what to expect from the Spirit Airline expo where I was heading once I got from NY to Myrtle Beach. We left NYS about 7 pm on Thursday and headed south. I drove for a while and then my 20 year old drove. Thankfully,… Continue reading The Trip and The Expo
We do not take many family vacations. Back when there was still a dad in the family unit and there were only four little ones under the age of five (doesn’t look nearly as daunting when I spell out those numbers), we drove cross country to visit my mom. That was the type of family… Continue reading The Family Vacation