Merry Christmas

I would just like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Here are some Christmas postcards from my collection, enjoy!

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Photo of the Week:

Radio City Music Hall December 26th 2007. Image © Joe Geronimo.
Radio City Music Hall December 26th 2007. Image © Joe Geronimo.

This weeks “Photo of the Week” was captured by myself during an after Christmas trip into Manhattan. I created the image with a Canon EOS 3 on Fuji Press 800 print film.

Cheers!

Christmas 2003: #tbt

During the Christmas holiday in 2003 we traveled west to spend time with Julie’s family in Ohio and Michigan. Our boys at the time were young with Michael being 4 1/2 and Max at 18 months. I have such wonderful memories of the holidays spent with family and this was no exception. I cannot believe that these images were taken 12 years ago, how time does fly.

Merry Christmas to you!

Michael Christmas Eve 2003 Ohio.
Michael Christmas Eve 2003 in Ohio.
Julie & Michael Christmas Eve 2003.
Julie & Michael Christmas Eve 2003.
Michael & uncle Dave Christmas 2003 in Ohio.
Michael & uncle Dave Christmas 2003 in Ohio.
Michael & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Ohio.
Michael & Max Christmas morning 2003 in Ohio.
Max Christmas Day 2003 in Ohio.
Max Christmas morning 2003 in Ohio.
Max, aunt Christine & Uncle Rick Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Max, aunt Christine & Uncle Rick Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie's sister Beth and husband Dave Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie’s sister Beth and husband Dave Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie, Max & Grandpa Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie, Max & Grandpa Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
L-R: Julie's sister Christine, Mom, Julie and sister Beth Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
L-R: Julie’s sister Christine, Mom, Julie and sister Beth Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie's sister Beth and nice Liz Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie’s sister Beth and niece Liz Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Dad & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Dad & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
One many Christmas trees that adorned Julie's sister Christine & husband Rick's home during Christmas 2003 in Michigan.
One many Christmas trees that adorned Julie’s sister Christine & husband Rick’s home during Christmas 2003 in Michigan.

Postcard of the Week:

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

I purchased this postcard many years ago while visiting Bronner’s “Christmas Wonderland” in Frankenmuth, Michigan, it has to be my favorite of all time.

As a matter of fact I bought about 30 or 40 of these postcards and have sent them out over the years to family and friends. Sadly Bronner’s does not have this postcard anymore. This scan is from my personal collection.

Binghamton Santa Run 5K:

2015 Binghamton Santa Run 5K.
2015 Binghamton Santa Run 5K.

With visions of a 5K PR dancing in my head I would find myself falling several seconds short of my goal. However I would walk away from today’s race with much more.

Lets step back in time for a brief moment to the 2013 Binghamton Santa Run where I ran my best 5K time of 20:38 taking 36th place out of 760 finishers with a mean temperature of 20 degrees. I was elated and looking forward to the following weeks “It’s a Wonderful Run” 5K in Seneca Falls, NY. I was knocking on the door of a possible sub 20 minute 5K. During that week spanning both races I was out training and tore up my right calf ending any hopes of another PR or running the race at all.

This would  begin my downward spiral of injuries over the next 18 months. I’ll be honest here my injuries and issues were of plain stupidity. I won’t go into detail but lets just say my lack of listening skills and my pride got in the way.

December 13th 2015:

Over the past several months I have finally been seeing results in my health and in the  last two weeks since I have been working with a coach I’ve seen even more results. Today was near 60 degrees at race time. I came away from today’s race with a 20:43 5K, 31st place out of 600 finishers and a 2nd place age group winner in the 40-49 bracket. More importantly I came away with confidence, some speed and no pain what so ever.

I’m excited for what 2016 has in store for me and I cannot wait. Back to my training and hopefully I will continue to run smarter.

Did you race this weekend?

Cheers!

Approaching the finish.
Approaching the finish.
L-R: Jack Kuhn, Joe Geronimo, Tom Hansleman & Nate Mulcahy. Binghamton Santa Run 5K.
L-R: Jack Kuhn, Joe Geronimo, Tom Hansleman & Nate Mulcahy. Binghamton Santa Run 5K.