Saturday, August 7, 2010

Boston 2011!

Well it took me eight marathons to do it but I finally completed a marathon in the time it takes for a 46 year old guy to qualify for the Boston Marathon! To qualify I needed to complete in 3:30 which is an 8:00 per mile pace. I don't have my official time yet but by my Garmin watch my unofficial time is 3:26:56 which is a 7:56 per mile pace! I am so excited that all my extra training really paid off! I knocked 12 + min. off my best marathon time!

Kent also did a personal best in his half marathon - it was a great day for both of us! I'll post more on the marathon later. It was also a lot of fun to participate in a run with well over 1200 gays and lesbians and other who support equality for all!

We are at the Cologne train station headed to Amsterdam tonight where we will have dinner and spend the night before heading home tomorrow! It's gay pride weekend in Amsterdam so their should be a lot of festivities! It's been a great trip but we are both looking forward to getting home and seeing our boy Toby!

Thanks for all the well wishes! We really appreciate it! Anyone want to join us in Boston next year?

Later -


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  1. YEA TEAM! You guys are too much! We are so proud of you both. Toby is so looking forward to his parents being home! Love M&D

  2. very impressive you two, love you! midge

  3. Wow, that is so exciting! I'm so proud of you both and can't wait to hear more about the marathon, the trip, etc. I've enjoyed reading your blog while you've been gone but I can't wait to actually talk about!