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Archive for October, 2010

Marine Corps Marathon 2010 (Susan’s tale)

First, I can’t say enough good things about the Marines for putting on a fantastic race. They expertly and professionally handled logistics for 30,000 marathon runners plus 10K runners and spectators: moving us through the start and finish, all the water and food stops, mile markers, ran alongside hand-cycle and wheelchair competitors, and did an […]

Grand Canyon (Finale)

We decided to start our hike out of the canyon by 6am, considering that the Bright Angel Trail is about 10 miles (vs. South Kaibab’s 7 miles) and that we expected temps on the rim to be much warmer than at the bottom of the canyon. Also, we had dinner reservations at El Tovar awaiting […]

Grand Canyon Part 2

After settling in, we found some benches in the creek and “iced” our legs in the cold water. As tired as we were, we feared that napping would hinder our ability to sleep that night (especially given the communal “bunkhouse” accommodations with likely snorers in our midst), and the canteen had already closed to prepare […]

Grand Canyon Day 1

After another tasty breakfast Monday morning in Sedona, we drove back to the Phoenix airport to pick up Dan. We then headed back north to the Grand Canyon. We arrived about 3:30 in the afternoon and our trip organizer, Hanley, met us in the parking lot with keys to our rooms at the Bright Angel […]

Sedona and Oak Creek, 10/17/2010

Even trying to “sleep in” we both were plenty awake at 6am local time (9am east coast). We decided to go for a run down to Red Rocks State Park (the back way, along Verde Vista Road). It felt really good to run after taking a couple days off and being stuck in a plane, […]

Sedona and Oak Creek 10/16/2010

We landed in Phoenix at 10am local time, meaning we had almost a full day ahead of us to enjoy Sedona and Oak Creek. Hertz surprised us with a red mustang convertible – perfect for an Arizona vacation! We loaded up our gear and were on our way north. The Penrose B&B turned out to […]

Susan’s post-September Update

My September was not so exciting as Brian’s, so maybe I’ll start trying off-cycle updates. In calendar September I ran 180.5 miles. Here are some highlights (other than our races) since my last post. A small personal victory was not skipping workouts while on business trips or due to weather. I ran repeat miles in […]

Brian’s September Update

September was a good month for me. On the work side of things I put in more hours at the crisis center than I have in any previous month. I got to work with many new clients and also got to be involved in the grant reporting process for the first time. Additionally, I did […]