OK, this is getting ridiculous. It’s time to freakin’ blog something already (and there’s big news herein for those of you who read to the end). In the 10 years since I started blogging, this has probably been the longest dry stretch of not blogging (3.5 months since the last post), so it’s time to get my ass back in gear a bit. People are starting to wonder if I even still have a blog, and some have asked if I’ve moved it to another secret location. Nope, things have just been nuts and the blogging fell out of my routine. So here I am.
A lot’s happened since my last post in the summer — more than any single blog post could ever do justice, but some highlights… another banner summer, including a great Travers weekend with lots of friends in town, a Tom Petty concert, and a party we hosted. My bro and his girlfriend also moved cross-country to NYC from Sacramento, so we’ve had some awesome times since the summer, including at the track with Mini Hulk and at some swank New York City parties. Of course, it’s also ABMGC season — the 4th annual Anderson Brothers Mustache Growing Competition is now underway — so stay tuned for some updates on that front, too.
Where running is concerned, I’ve been taking it easy the past month-and-a-half since running my last marathon, the 2010 Mohawk-Hudson Marathon on 10.10.10 (my 5th), after which I developed Achilles tendinitis again. I did manage to run a record number of monthly miles during our crazy August (216.22) and set a number of PRs this year at just about every distance, but I had a disappointing marathon time because I happened to be sick the day of the marathon, and spent the whole race coughing, missing my Boston qualifying dreams by a lot. But there are always other marathons, and Team FG and I had a great time training this year.
The past 4 months have brought sadness — we attended two funerals, first for Jen’s great aunt Liz and yesterday for aunt Carolyn in Poughkeepsie — but mostly joy.
We’ve been to California, where we attended Ben and Lyndsey’s wedding in San Francisco and caught up with family and friends. We had another wedding — Dan and Margarita’s — the week after. Both were tons of fun, and we wish both couples the best!
We’ve been doing lots of research on buying (building) a new (bigger) home here in Saratoga Springs and selling our current home. Why? Drum roll, please…
We were ecstatic to learn on Friday, August 13 (yes, shortly before this photo was taken) that we’re having a baby! The due date is April 25, 2011, and we can’t wait to meet Baby Anderson. This coming Monday we learn the baby’s gender, and we couldn’t be happier.
Amidst all this, I’m also wrapping up my second term of MBA classes, which I started taking over the summer, so that’s my last excuse for falling out of the blog routine.
Happy Thanksgiving, happy holidays, and hope not to be such a slacker around here!