Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Walnut Creek Festival Run 2012

This past weekend, it was all about the kids at the Walnut Creek Festival run.  This is a race our kids have enjoyed for the last three years and it was full of fun and surprises this year. 
This is a nice community run in its 50th year with the proceeds going to the schools within the Walnut Creek city limits. 

Our kids did awesome!!  Our 10 year-old daughter, ran the 10K in 54 minutes and ended up with an age division medal.  Our 8 year-old daughter PR'd the 5K in a wonderful 33 minutes and our 6 year-old son PR'd in 37minutes.  This is the first time our son has actually ran the entire course and the first time he did it under an hour.  He did a wonderful job, especially since he decided to run the race two days prior.

I am proud of my entire family.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's September Already?!?!

So the last four months have really blasted by.  The kids are back in school and we are in the middle of the fall running season.  Unfortunately, my wife and I have opted to not do the Long Beach Marathon this year for other nearby races.  She is doing her first duathlon in two weeks and I am debating on my next trail half.

There is definitely a crisp fall chill in the air, which has made for some nice runs at lunch.  Beth has been running the trails out of Castle Rock while I have been running the Embarcadero.   So you can already tell that she is going to be light-years ahead on the next trail run.  We also began the Asylum training.  I am not really big on some of the programs advertised through infomercials; however, we have had several friends  try the likes of P90X as well as Beth and I trying Insanity.  What has me intrigued is that it should help with my flexibility and agility as well as being a 30 day program (which of course you repeat); which is something I really need improvement in if I am ever to break the 8-minute half marathon audacious goal that I have. 

You see, I need major help again with my core.  For some reason riding my bike 60 to 80 miles a week and running between 20 to 35 miles a week hasn't done the job in the toning and weight department. I weigh the same as I did 4 months ago while eating the same. So expect a weekly update on how that is going.

So short and sweet this week.   Have a fun run!!
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