Showing posts from 2016

Shut Up and Run!

I decided it was finally time to do a 5k and what a better time than Thanksgiving morning.  Shut up and Run is a small, fun race put on by a friend Sally and it goes all around the road and trails in Treaty Park.  I was pretty impressed they could get 3.1 miles out of the park, but with a little creativity, they did it well!  Plus, it was mostly run on trails which is at lot more entertaining than the road.

At the start of the race, I took off with the lead pack and hung on to them until the last mile 3/4 of a mile.  I finished 5th overall with an 18:50 which isn't super fast, but based on lots of turns on a trail I was semi-satisfied.  One fun part about this race is there is a Pie Guy and if you beat him, you get to take home a pie. Needless to say, I got a pie.  Lots of my favorite OFC people also volunteer at this race so it was great to hang out with all of them on Thanksgiving morning. to Hawaii for a couple months!!!

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SATT End of Year Gathering

Another successful year for the St Augustine Triathlon Team (SATT) so we had to celebrate!  We got together, ate The Taco Shop (best snacks on the beach) and drank until we enjoyed ourselves way too much! What a great group of people we have. I enjoyed mingling and making sure everyone had a full drink as I tried to 'play' and 'play host' at the same time.  I think there was even a booty grabbing contest and Mark Mondello won!

This on is for AJ

Everyone has high hopes for next year! Let's make it happen!

Life Marches On (the best parade ever)

Another picture post with no real purpose other than to remember all the good times!

A rule to live by!
Alia took first place at the Jailbreak 5k! The picture was no good, but a great thing to remember.
Helping rebuild the Paces walkover after Hurricane Matthew

Daria's first Ballroom recital

Celebration dinner at Caps! I have been studying for the PMP certification for a while now and I finally decided to take the test and I passed!!! Yay!  This dinner was a celebration of this and Alia completing her first Ironman.
Daria was a Pink Lady for Halloween.
We love games! We also love to win!
First cold ride of the year. 50ish miles in 50ish degrees!
Cooking calzones at the Paces! Great times.

Mr and Mrs Fulgenzi

I've been to a handful of weddings and while I may be a little biased about this one it was definitely one of the better weddings I have been to for a number of reasons.  And in no particular order the reasons were:

--I was the Best Man (I was honored to have this role and stand by AJ's side...even though I told him getting married wasn't a good idea.  Hey, what are friends for?)
--Shortest Ceremony Ever!  (not that it was not completely beautiful and meaningful, but they got straight to the point and got it over with so we could get on with the party!)
--Great People (a lot of the people were new to me and I really enjoyed the company of them all)
--Unique Venue (an old barnhouse with a beautiful surrounding area)
--Tasty Food and Drinks (no more info needed here!)

Hurricane Matthew

I got to experience my first Florida Hurricane! They had a mandatory evacuation which I wasn't sure if people followed or not at first.  I planned on staying and everyone I knew told me I was stupid. I figured living in a newer built house that was not right on the ocean would be ok.  I spent time sandbagging certain areas and putting up the hurricane window coverings so I assumed everything would be ok.  In the end I did end up leaving. It was a weird feeling to leave my home and cute little town thinking when I get back it may not be the same.

Everything ended up being fine (for me), but not everyone else had the same outcome.  Many people had their whole houses flooded.  And it wasn't just water, but with sewage as well.  As everyone is cleaning up and salvaging what is still left it is sad to drive around certain areas where everyone has piled up their lives and parts of their houses in their front lawn for the garbage men to pick up.

I already live a somewhat minimalisti…