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We are in Boston!

Well, we made it to the big city! It hasn’t been without some personal growth moments.

The flight over was fairly smooth except for Griffin (1 yr old son) wanting to explore the entire plane. This tested both Wendy and I since this took place for the entire first two hours of the flight. We received a few head turns and all of that good stuff be we just tried the best that we could. This is our first flight with G now that he is more mobile and vocal. This was much more challenging than we were expecting. Surprise! Griffin finally fell asleep for the last hour or so.

While waiting for our luggage I noticed some Boston marathon banners to remind us about this special trip. The main theme that was running through my head was…car…sleep.

After swapping out the initial rental car because it didn’t work with our car seat, we made it to the Holiday Inn Express at about 1 am. With Griffin fast asleep, we work up to our room and lay Griffin in the pack-n-play positioned in the New York style room. Which translates into being a bit tight, but cozy. Wendy and I begin to get ready for bed and Griffin wakes up and is wired! After many various technique attempts to get G to sleep again, we resorted to something we have never done before…we got in the rental and drove up and down a local road…with G. When it was all said and done we were asleep around 3:30 am.

Griffin had a little wake-up at 6:30am and up for good at 8am. About two hours too early in our minds but such is parenthood. Sometimes you just have to roll with it.

We kept rolling and made our way down to the first floor to get in a bit of breakfast. The hotel had a nice continental spread. Always a bonus when there is warm food. I ate a cinnamon/raisin bagel, cheese omelet, orange, banana, oatmeal, and a bunch of water. Looking at the list now, that was a lot of food but it sure tasted good!

The plans for the rest of the day:

  • Try and get Griffin down for a good nap this morning. (Currently in progress!)
  • Head down to the expo to pick up my race packet.
  • Possibly meet with some friends of ours that live in the city.
  • Go for a two mile run.
  • Pick up some supplies at a local grocery store.
  • Maybe even get some more sleep. I said maybe.

We stepped outside after eating breakfast and it was absolutely beautiful conditions. Sunny, low winds, and extremely mild temps. Good thing, because I forget my jacket at home.

Even with all of the challenges that have taken place already, I cannot be more grateful to have my family here to share in this experience together.

More updates later in the day!

The countdown is on!

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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