Friday, August 05, 2011

Owen at Nate's Grave on 8/3/11

On Tuesday evening, I told Owen that we were going to Nate's grave on Wednesday since it was his birthday. He told me that he wanted to bring Nate a toy as a present and when I asked him which toy, he said "Batman". And that is what he can see Batman leaning against the vase.

Jen and I have certainly been blessed with two amazing boys!


Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nate!

Eight years ago today, a special child entered our lives...little did we know, how special he would be. In his short time here with us, he taught us many things and made a profound impact on our lives. As we celebrate his birthday, please also help us celebrate his memory.

Here is one of my favorite pictures...Nate & Jen shortly after his birth:

Here is one of the last pictures of him. Nate & Jen...together as always!

Happy Birthday, Nate! We love you and miss you!

Daddy, Mommy and Owen

Sunday, July 31, 2011

runNYC4Nate Update - 7/31/11


Through YOUR generosity, I am at 48% of my fundraising goal in less than 2 weeks! So far, $4,795 has been donated to FSMA in Memory of Nate and in support of my marathon goal.

My training continues to go well and stay on track. I run twice during the week in addition to my long run on Saturday or Sunday morning, just depends on our schedule. I am following a stair-step approach on the long runs...two consecutive weekends will have long runs of increasing distances followed by one weekend where the long run is 3 to 5 miles shorter. Last Saturday was an easy 6 miler while today's run was 10 miles. My training plan has me max out at a 20 mile long run three weeks prior to the NYC marathon.

Given the excessive heat that we've been facing, my long runs are starting earlier and earlier. It's kinda crazy to think that I am getting up earlier on the weekends to go run than I do during the week to go to work! But, that's a small price to pay given the satisfaction I feel at the end of the run. I am also glad that I have chosen a fall marathon...I don't think we'll have to worry about the temperature humidity index in New York this November!

Thanks again for your generosity and support!