Fiona Hogan Walsh

i don’t think there is really much that needs to be said… Just over 3 weeks ago Fiona was born. There are no words to really describe how happy and stoked we are. It’s truly life changing and we are loving every minute… even the ones in the middle of night! Maggie’s mom and my parents were here the week after she was born and it was awesome. we are still figuring things and learning more everyday… which I’m sure won’t end. That’s it for now… but much more later. Read more →

Fear the Deer Half Marathon Race Report

Two weeks after arriving in Colorado I toed the line at my first race in Colorado, the Fear the Deer Half Marathon. Luke told me about this race at the beginning of the year when we were discussing race plans and I immediately signed up. Obviously I didn’t know what the future would hold but it looked like a hard, fun race. I didn’t envision getting injured and my groin taking so long to come around or that relocating would be as time consuming, stressful, and draining. I didn’t decide to actually race until a few days before the race.… Read more →

Colorado

We’re here! wow… that last time I posted was after the San Dieguito half. Since then life has been full blast… and still is… and will go to 11 when our daughter is born in a few weeks (or less). Everything that goes into an interstate moving is draining, time consuming, and stressful. I’m not somebody that lets a lot stress me out but there were times in the past few months it got to me. The search for a place to live, while still living in southern California, proved to be harder than we both anticipated. The rental market in… Read more →

San Dieguito Half Marathon Race Report

I have been meaning to post the past couple of weeks and even have a post about 90% complete but time, as is the norm these days, has gotten away from me. I figured I’d get this out really quick so I’d at least have some kind of record of my last race. The last standalone road half marathon I ran was in February of 2011. It was the Palm Springs Half Marathon and I ran it the day after Slater and I hammered the Palm Springs Century (100+ mile ride) and then did a 4 mile run off the bike.… Read more →

The San Diego Trail Marathon Race Report

it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted and I’d like to get back to posting once a week. It’s not so I can update folks that occasionally read this but more so that I can have a log/journal of everything going on. Life has obviously been, and will continue to be, filled with excitement and change on every level. Our little baby is growing away and it’s hard to believe that Maggie is already 21 weeks pregnant… it blows my mind everyday. We’ve started, slowly, preparing for the daunting task of moving. We are taking very little with… Read more →

Twenty Fifteen

well my last race of 2014 didn’t happen. I was planning on racing the Holiday Half Marathon on 12/28 but it wasn’t in the cards. There was just too much fun going on over the holidays and my mind wasn’t into racing… and that was before I came down with some kind of flu bug the day before that landed me in bed for 30 hours straight. i love to race but only when I am mentally 100% into it. That wasn’t the case for this one so it was an easy decision. with the start of a new year… Read more →