Saturday, October 13, 2012

Marathons and Colds

Well so much for being bloggers.  It has been almost a month and I have told myself every few days that I need to write on the blog and I am only just now getting to it.  In my defense I got really sick right after the last post.  First I got the flu and was in bed with a fever and an unhappy stomach.  And if that wasn't enough, about a week after that I got a horrible cold that still has me coughing.  Alex also has the cold but luckily his didn't set in until after he ran the marathon.

Speaking of the marathon, Alex was amazing!  I am so proud of him that he made it through all 26.2 miles! He didn't even seem like running all that way bothered him all that much, right after he finished he started telling me what he wanted to do for his next marathon.  He says that he wants to be one of the old men that can't even remember how many marathons he has run.  I told him that was ok with me as long as he is careful because I would like a husband that is still able to walk in his old age.

Alex found these shorts for $5 and decided he needed them.

This is them at 4:30 in the morning looking very excited before heading out. 

Coming toward the finish line and not looking as full of energy as they did 8 hours ago. 

They were so glad to be done and we were all so proud of them!!

He felt pretty good about himself after running for over 5 hours. 
Now I can feel some of you wondering how my running has been going... well it hasn't.  I ran the once and then I got really sick and I just haven't done it again yet.  I guess that Alex wasn't as good and keeping me going as I thought. :)  But he did take great care of me while I was sick.  And as soon as we are both well again maybe we will try getting me running again.

Monday, September 17, 2012

We Are Now Bloggers!

Everyone has to have a blog these days so that family and friends can keep up in their day to day lives. So this is us joining the trend.  There are just the two of us but we do some fun things... sometimes.  For example, Alex is training for a marathon and today I started running.  This means that my husband, who runs 5 miles as an easy run, got to "run" one mile with me while I ran a block and then walked a block.  Lucky for me he is a very patient man and doesn't seem to mind.  The good news is that he should be able to keep me from falling into the trap of working out once and then waiting 6 months before I do it again.

Alex has been really busy with school, but that is to be expected when he is taking three Russian literature classes in one semester.  He has a reading list a mile long and always has his nose in a book.  Then again I can't say I mind too much because it is giving me a chance to read some books myself.  Mostly I'm reading fun books but I have decided that I'm going to read Crime and Punishment and Anna Karenina with Alex when he has to for his class.  I have already started Crime and Punishment and I am actually liking it so far but I'm not sure how long that will last.  It could be that it is Russian... or the fact that is has punishment in the title but I'm pretty sure it isn't going to end well.