Monthly Archives: October 2006

Marathon man

I ran my first marathon yesterday, the Grand Rapids Marathon. It was awesome! We had perfect weather, a perfect course, a perfect marathon staff. What a blast.
After 22 weeks of training and thinking that my maximum sustainable pace was between 9:30 and 9:40, I ended up pacing 8:53/mile! I was 20 minutes faster than I expected at 3:52:39.
Team Foley was there to greet me at mile 17 and at the finish. They made feel like a king. Thanks, guys!

New job – woohoo!

I’ll be working for Microsoft soon! I start on November 20th. I’m very excited.
This is a major change in my life. I’ve been a consultant for so many years … this will be different. It’s a great challenge. I can’t wait.
Before long, any technical or work-related blogging I will do on the Microsoft site. From now on, my personal blog will be just that – personal. What’s going on with my life. Turns out it won’t be interesting to most people, but if you happen to be a friend of mine, this space will let you know that I’m still kicking.
More soon.

Played for Gus’s daycare today

It was show-and-tell day for Gus at daycare today. Paula and I took him in together, then Gus and I played Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star together on our violins. Much fun. Gus was very proud, and his class really liked it. Gus kept telling his class that the black things (the pegs) were for when the violin’s battery died. Not sure where he got that from, but it was awfully cute.

Beautiful day

The sun is shining – nice. Went to breakfast with my lovely wife today at Marie Catrib’s. What a great restaurant. Had vegan stuffed French Toast with a side of sausage. Yum.