Preliminary Race Schedule 2015

Black Cat 20 miler March 2015
Boston Marathon April 2015
JCC sprint tri May 2015
B2B bike race/ride June 2015

? Musselman July or Lowell Olympic
? challenge Maine olympic in august
sprint or half September

Monday, February 20, 2012

Disney Picks and other radom thoughts

these are just a few of our Disney Pics, too many to share them all, we had a great trip but most likely won't revisit for quite sometime, I'm thinking more Turks and Caicos or Bahama's, something a little less stimulating for the kids and more relaxing for mom and dad.

Anyhoo, things have been crazy around here, kids have been super busy with their activities and field trips/class parties, etc... we had two birthday parties this week for Cade ( #6) and Kellen ( #10), absolutely insane that I have a child in the double digits, its been a great 10 years, busy but great.

We now have school vacation ( yuck) I swear our kids today spend more time at home then they do at school, if its not vacation its holidays, mondays off, 1/2 day tuesday or wednesday for teacher education days, parent/teacher conferences. I mean, I don't want to bitch but I think this is 1/2 the reason why we are soooo far behind some of these other developing nations, our kids aren't in school long enough. I'd be up for a shorter school day for more days in school. I'd have them start a bit later so they could get their sleep if they were allowed to be in school, its just too much.

For example: right when vacation is over the following friday my kids have off for a teacher education day, they following week they have the friday off for parent/teacher conferences, its f-in ridiculous. How do working parents figure these situations out, who takes the day off, who gets the sitter or grandma/grandpa, I swear it has to be a juggling act for most familes, even for me who stays at home, its great to have them here but after a few hours they want to kill each other and if I don't have things scheduled for when they get up to when they go to bed they would be all over me every second of the day, its insane.

Ok, enough bitching. Training has been going well, coming off of camp was awesome, I miss the ease it was to just go and workout without any responsibilites and just being able to get up and go whenever, its been hard this week to get everything in with all the stuff that I had going on with the kids/house, school, etc... but most of it got done. I'm especially proud of getting my workout done last night 2hrs of a group simulation effort on the bike f/b a zone 2 mile and finishing up with 30 minutes total on the treadmill. My workout last night ended at 10:25pm, the only time to get it done and I did it without excuses. I have the Hyannis 1/2 marathon this coming weekend and I'm very excited, lets hope for good weather and a PR.


  1. I think we should loosen the child labor laws and harness some of the energy kids have. We could classify it as "On The Job Training", and have an incredibly powerful productivity boost. If we staggered kids work hours nationwide, and offered them rewards of xbox and a 1/2 hour of TV, coupled with some bike/run bricks, we'd have a healthy, productive, effective work force.
    Anyone being honest with themselves knows that college doesn't prepare people for working in the real world anyway.

    Good luck this weekend!

  2. thanks my friend, how's things going with you? Training going well?

  3. Going to Disneyland is what every kid dreamed of. Bringing them there can mean a world to them. Never let the chance pass to have time for your family on weekends. See how beautiful this family looks. However, bringing them there without having Disney Stroller Rental can be tough.