Friday, February 22, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mmm… Sugar

Three cupcakes (one chocolate and two vanilla), One strawberry frosted donut with red & white sprinkles, One mini kit kat bar, One chocolate heart and Four Hershey kisses. That’s what I ate while at work today (in addition to breakfast and lunch.) People in my office brought in all kinds of goodies to celebrate Valentines Day. I have such a sweet tooth I have a hard time resisting the tasty treats. Also, it doesn't help when I get the mocking encouragement from co-workers like “Heck you’re going to run 90 miles after work right, you can afford to eat it!"

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Email From BAA

It's official, I'm in:

Dear Scott Turco,
This is to notify you that your entry into the 112th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21, 2008 has been accepted. You can verify your acceptance into the field by searching the 112th Boston Marathon "Entrants" database on the B.A.A. web site, Additionally, an acceptance postcard will be mailed to you via US Postal Service mail. In early April 2008, an official Number Pick-up Card and extensive information regarding the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and related race week activities will be mailed to you via US Postal Service first class mail. If you do not receive your Number Pick-up Card (required to claim number) and brochure by April 11, please contact our Registration Office at Registration related inquiries may also be directed to 508-435-6905. Note that bib numbers will not be distributed on Race Day. Your travel arrangements should take into account picking up your number at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Friday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 19 or Sunday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you in April! Best of luck in your training!
Boston Athletic Association

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hop River Trail

Mark and I met up yesterday at 5:30 AM at the Hop River State Park Trail and put in a nice 22.5 mile run. The trail is a “Rails to Trail” that has a convenient access point which is about 15 minutes away from each of us. It’s been a staple location in our training for a while.
This morning I took the kids back over to the trail for a little hike. They had a blast, each with a walking stick and an eye out for bears!
Ciara was pooped after the hike so she took a long nap and I was able to sneak out to the gym and get an 8.4 mile interval run on the treadmill. It was a solid weekend of training with 31 quality miles.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Here's Ciara enjoying the freebies we picked up for the kids at the Miami Marathon expo.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Florida Keys

Shannon and I took advantage of my parents watching the kids for the weekend (thanks Oma & Big Papa!) by extending our Miami marathon trip an extra day. We cruised down to Key Largo right after the marathon and spent the afternoon, night and following day relaxing and enjoying the sun! Before heading home Monday night we made the scenic drive along the keys to the Seven Mile Bridge. A very nice trip!