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Oh, Baby!

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 · 18 Comments

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.

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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!

Tags: anecdotes · running

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shay // Dec 2, 2010 at 9:04 am

    You guys rock

  • 2 Blog Master G // Dec 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Thanks, Shay. :) And great seeing you yesterday.

  • 3 bro bro // Dec 2, 2010 at 9:16 am

    its good to have you back, broseph! congrats on your awesome life. lets hope theres a mustache in the next sonogram…

  • 4 Blog Master G // Dec 2, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Ha! Thanks, bro. We can only hope and dream for a baby ‘stache.

  • 5 Karen & Bill // Dec 2, 2010 at 11:24 am

    LOVE YOU GUYS! Congrats & so nice to read your blog. Can’t wait to hear the gender as well as hear updates on the house! hugs to all.

  • 6 suzanne // Dec 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Gabe and Jen – It was worth the wait– congrats!

  • 7 suzanne // Dec 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Have you broken “the news” to Stella and Happy?

  • 8 Blog Master G // Dec 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks, Karen & Bill! Love ya, too, and hope all is great! :)

  • 9 Blog Master G // Dec 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks, Suzanne! And yup, Stella and Happy await the arrival of a new human to study. :)

  • 10 Cousin Christine // Dec 2, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Love you guys…. Can’t wait to hear about gender. Love the picture at the end, definitely a keeper. Mustaches, hum… can’t wait to see the pics about that. Didn’t know about the MBA, but congrats and for your sake, hope end is in sight… Nothing worse than school pressure. Yuck!!! Couldn’t do anything without your love and support through some hard times. Love to you and Jen from cloudy MA

  • 11 Blog Master G // Dec 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Thanks, Christine, on all counts! I actually just started the MBA program (2 weeks until 4 classes down), so have a while to go (14 more classes!). I do enjoy it, but it’s a big time commitment, of course. Love you, too! :)

  • 12 Dan // Dec 3, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Hey you two congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for coming to the wedding, and of course the nice gift (thank you cards are in the works) and hope to see you guys soon. Dan and Margarita
    http://funsaratoga.typepad.com/funsaratoga/2010/11/can-you-guess-whey-i-took-almost-four-weeks-off-from-blogging.html

  • 13 jen a. // Dec 3, 2010 at 10:04 am

    wow, thank you so much, everyone – we are so blessed (as is baby anderson) to have such amazing friends and family!! xoxx

  • 14 suzanne // Dec 3, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Hopefully the baby won’t be born sporting a stache!

  • 15 bro bro // Dec 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    suzanne– couldnt disagree more.

  • 16 Blog Master G // Dec 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks so much, Dan! And congrats again to you and Margarita! Your wedding pictures are excellent. Hope to see you guys soon as well. :)

  • 17 suzanne // Dec 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    LOL! I guess the stache rules. You two will enjoy the extra competition.

  • 18 ABMGC IV: The Prelude — Blog Master G // Dec 4, 2010 at 11:11 am

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