Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Baltimore Marathon

While I wish I had the ability to run an entire marathon, I still wanted to be part of the fun that is called the Baltimore Running Festival, so I put together a team of four to run in the marathon relay. We still run the entire marathon route, but split it into four parts, one for each runner! I had an unbelievable time out there. From the bands playing along the course to the crowd cheering the runners on. I cannot wait until next year's running festival, and thinking about maybe running the half-marathon. Fingers crossed that the knees hold out! If not that, then definitely the relay again, with Tyler joining in as well!

Here are a few shots from that day. Not too many, but I was busy running!

 Our team time below. I ran the third leg, and after those hills, and with 2 bad knees, I was stoked to pass the baton off to the fourth leg of our team!

And the team! My closest friend Sophia is on the right, and then two of her co-workers in between. They are all transplant nurses, hence the name of the team! A great day shared with these ladies!

And a big congrats to all of the runners! Especially our close friend Matt who ran the ENTIRE marathon in just about five hours! He helped to raise money for a family member who has been battling cancer. It was so inspiring to hear his stories about training and then running the marathon. And it's a tough marathon with a lot of hills, so congrats are definitely in order!

Tyler and I will hit the streets of Baltimore again soon to run in the Kids Peace 5k at the end of October. The proceeds of that race will go to kids who are in foster care. Check back soon for updates!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bird is the Word!


I have been waiting for 15 years to say that again!

Let's recap for a second here... at the beginning of the 2012 baseball season, the pundits thought that the Orioles had no chance... again. Some claiming that the Orioles would be faced with a possible 100 loss season. Well guess what... as I write now, the Orioles have clinched a playoff berth, and are still tied for first in the AL East. This city is so excited, from selling out games at the end of September, to painting the town Orange with pride. Tyler and I shared in the excitement this past weekend by attending the last two home regular season games. And now we'll have to watch the Orange and Black play out the season in Tampa to find out the next stop on the road. We have our tickets for the ALDS already, so fingers crossed we will be at Camden Yards again this October!

Just for fun... I gathered all of my Camden Yards photos from this past season to put together a recap of the year. I realized I didn't take a picture at every game, but it is still a fun little montage. Enjoy! And hope we will have another post up in a few weeks showcasing another trip to the Yard! 


Opening Day 2012. 
April 6th. Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins
Orioles Win 4-2 

May 25th Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals
Orioles Win 8-2 

June 26th Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels
Orioles Lose 3-7

July 25th Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Orioles Lose 1-10

August 14th Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox
Orioles Win 7-1 

September 7th Orioles vs. New York Yankees
Orioles Lose 5-8

September 11th Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Orioles Win 9-2

September 29th Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox
Orioles Win 4-3

September 30th Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox
Orioles Win 6-3