Friday, July 24, 2009

Hello out there!!!!

I thought that I would update what is happening in our lives.

Well, both Justin and Daniela were at camp all week. Daniela came home today and Justin returns tomorrow. Daniela was at a camp down in Leonardtown MD. Justin was on the Chesapeake Bay north of Baltimore.

Diane's brother and his family are visiting from Japan. They will be here for 3 weeks. We are all sitting in the family room watching a movie.

It's hard to believe but school will be starting again in a month. This spring started out great. We were getting rain every other day and the grass was green. Now, we are watching our beautiful grass turn brown and we pray for rain everyday.

I have been running more and more and I'm into my 3rd week of my 18 week marathon training period. I have a very busy racing schedule coming up. It all kicks off in 3 weeks up in Vermont. I will be running the Vermont 100 Mile Relay with 11 of my close running friends. The total of 12 runners make up 2 Cody's Crew teams that are going to run. I'm really looking forward to it. Two weeks after that I'm running in the Annapolis 10 miler. This a pretty hilly race but it is nice because it finishes at the Navy Football stadium in Annapolis. Labor Day weekend I head to Virginia Beach for the Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon. I've done this race twice before and it is one of my favorites. After I head to D.C. for the Army 10 miler. This is a race I've done many times. I really don't like it as much as Annapolis but I will be with good friends and that makes it all worth it... Then comes the big one. November 1st is the New York Marathon.. This is a race that is on my top 10 to-run list. Enough about that...

Now for the big announcement. September 26th is the First Annual Cody's Crew 5K, Miler and Tot Trot. Go to our website and click on the tab for the 5K, Mile and Tot Trot. I have all the forms that you may need. If you want to be a sponsor, participant or volunteer. We are planning a special day. Please drop by and check it out...

Everyday that passes is a little less painful but it doesn't make us miss Cody any less. I picked the picture that is now on this blog as the silhouette for the race shirt. It is perfect.

Thank you for stopping by. I will definitely try to do a better job of posting. It is very hard to write things that I think you will all want to read or care about.

God Bless!

Monday, July 6, 2009

We are still here....

Just thought that I would drop a few lines on you all. We had a pretty busy 4th. I rented a log splitter so I could try and get that tree split up and stacked. Thank God for Chris and his friend Kenin. They came by on Friday and helped me split all the logs. That was a huge job even with 3 people. We have enough wood to last us 5 years or more.

Saturday we all took a trip up to Shenandoah River to do a little canoeing. Well, we thought it was going to be a little canoeing but it turned out to be over 6 1/2 hour canoe trip. You have no idea how sore our arms are.

We are working out the final details of our inaugural Cody's Crew 5K run and Tot Trot. I will be posting the information here and on the website. You will be able to register for the race online very soon. We are very excited about this event and we think it is going to be a huge success.

Thank all of you for you continued support and prayers for my family. As hard as it is we must keep going. We miss our son and brother everyday. This is a year of firsts and Saturday was the first 4th of July without Cody. He was missed more than you could know.