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Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New Post

With the expiration of 2010 my running began to develop of bit of a sour odor, and with it I developed a bit of baggage causing my skinny pants to mock me with struggling zippers and bulging buttons. While the Holiday brews were pleasing, they have collaborated with a lack of sleep (and running) to prevent me from floating away anytime soon.

The Sylas and The Dad
But I like a challenge, and now I have one. 4 1/2 months from now comes Boston. On the way to that I goal, I begin racing in 3 weeks as the Asheville Track Club Grand Prix Season gets underway with what is touted Asheville's flattest 10k. See the schedule to right for all the details (if you have that kind of time on your hands...). 

Another change to the schedule this year is the lack of the Leprechaun Leap. Rather than racing in Lenoir for the 4th straight season, I will run a Grand Prix event in Asheville, NC. So what does this mean for you all... probably nothing; except I am sorry to say to Georgia Snail... there may be no Sirens this year...

This weekend, around changing new born diapers on the hour, I was able to get outside and put in another 1/2 mile of trail. I trudged into the mud and melting snow to dig trail into the steep hillsides, further extending The Dragon, I can now get in 60 minutes of out and back running! This is great on one hand and for obvious reasons... the bad side?

While removing debris from the trail, I actually took some forest shrapnel to the left eye rendering me utterly useless for the following 36 hours. Though I have not been particularly helpful anyway, so at least Lynnea's expectations were more in line with the results which diminishes frustration I think...

Little Sylas has now surpassed his birth weight. 16 days into life he tilts the scales at 8 lbs 4 ounces, so it seems that Lynnea is the only member of the family currently losing weight (and mommy looks amazing!!).

Happy running!


  1. Maybe you should wear protective goggles when you run. Congrats on getting out there and good luck on your upcoming race season. Good looking kid, couldn't you crop out the other guy? Ha! Cheers to 2011!

  2. So funny...when I saw you mention "see schedule to the right" I stopped reading the blogpost and quickly looked to the schedule to see if Lenoir Leap 5k was on it...disappointed, I returned to read teh remainder of the blog, thus reading your apology....On the positive note, I did follow the link to the farewell post for the Sirens.....

  3. Adorable little one! Congrats! And way to sneak in some running at the same time.

  4. Oh yeah! Congratulations on the little one! What a blessing. Sorry about the eye damage! Crazy.

  5. Wow! Gorgeous. From another new dad, it might change your running life, but it makes everything else richer. Congratulations!

    I love that your watch is almost as big as her head. So cute.


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