Jenny and I vacationed recently in Nantucket, MA and Martha's Vineyard with a group of couples from Henderson.
We travelled on bicycles, touring the region with a company called Backroads. The group had interesting dynamics. We represented different professions, age groups and religions. Our common bonds were our children, who have largely grown up together, and a love of outdoor adventure. The camaraderie was wonderful.
Jenny and I spent some extra time in Boston, taking in the sights and a Sox game.
This was a well-needed, most enjoyable vacation.
We are getting ready for the Evansville YMCA Half Marathon October 12! My partner, Allen Walker, and I are sponsoring eight office employees to run. They have nearly completed the 12 week training plan and are excited about the race. A few of their husbands have also started running. I will surely post pics afterward.
The Ironman bug has bitten again. I have signed up for Ironman Wisconsin 2009. A great group of guys from this area has signed up as well. I look forward to getting to know them better as we will spend many hours together over the next year. Allen Walker is taking the next step in long distance racing after competing in several sprint and Olympic distance triathlons this summer. He and I will be racing Ironman Florida 70.3 at Disney World in May. This should keep me off the couch this winter :)
Professionally, things are going well. Our practice is busy and the chemistry between the partners in my office is wonderful. The Women's Hospital, with Deaconess Hospital, has purchased a da Vinci robot for our operating room. This should add to our ability to provide the latest in minimally invasive surgery options for our patients. This is really an exciting time in medicine.
Jennifer is a new co director for the First Baptist Church youth Sunday school department. She is so talented. Her organizing and planning is incredible. We have also remained as 11th grade SS teachers. The kids are a joy. Our plate is full!
Hope all is well with you and yours, Marshall