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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 recap

As I've done every year, below you'll find a quick recap of 2013:

2013 began with a flight to New Orleans joined by Maria, Rich and my friend Bill to walk and run the blocks of Bourbon Street; then off to Seneca, South Carolina where I ran my first half marathon with a full blown flu; followed by a nice recovery to drive to the Outer Banks of North Carolina; then a quick flight to Nashville where I was joined by the best running group and friends to not only run our race but also a little line dancing; then off to Boston to run the first race of the city following the bombing of the Boston Marathon; followed by a cross country flight to Seattle where I got to spend some time with my good friend Liz; then a drive up the coast to Tenants Harbor, Maine for a gorgeous weekend to run, eat lobster, and see a few whales, before heading down South to Wichita, and then flying to St. Louis to run half marathon 25 and spend some time with my buddy Jon; before capping the year with a trip back South to beautiful Savannah.

Whew! It was a great year.  Now I look forward to 2014.

Up next:  Mobile, Alabama

The year in pics:

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

A good blog always needs a little family time.  Merry Christmas!

Maria working her magic

There's always one in every family

My niece Lexi (middle) along with my nephew Jorge and his girlfriend Shannon

My nephew Chip


My niece Stephanie with her brother Richy and mama

All the cousins waiting for dinner

Maria getting a little emotional over her gift from her kids

Me with all my siblings (left to right) Carla, my brother Carlos, Maria and Jorge (seated)