We’re running a marathon to celebrate our 50th birthdays!

It’s a fact. I haven’t blogged in 18 months.

Now that my PhD is behind me, however, I’m looking forward to writing more in 2019. To prove it, here’s my first post.

Kate and I are running a marathon to celebrate our 50th birthday year. The Maui Oceanfront Marathon gun fires at 5 a.m. on Sunday, January 20.

The Beems on Sanibel Island in July 2018.

All three kids will be on hand. Maggie will run the marathon with us (and wait at the finish line for us), and Joe and Tom will provide “transportation support.”

Kate and I chose a training plan early on and have been preparing ourselves with increasingly long runs. We decided in November to use Galloway’s Run Walk Run Method, which has enabled us to extend our distance while preserving our pace.

Stay tuned in the coming days for updates. We’re not trying to set any records but hope to fininsh in 5.5 hours with an average pace of 12 minutes/mile.

Happy running!

Kansas City Runner


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Kansas City Runner blogs on cool places to run, walk and cycle in Kansas City and beyond.
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