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The Wedding of Keith McDermott and Zhengbin Xu

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This post is quite delayed! On October 5, 2013, a very amazing and happy event happened. I married the man of my life, Zhengbin Xu! We traveled to Davenport, Iowa and were joined by Mom, Dad, Corey, Danielle, Zach, Aaron, and Nathan. We were married in a short ceremony right on the bank of the Mississippi River by Magistrate Carrie Coyle. Afterward, we all had a nice lunch and had photos taken by Danielle at several beautiful locations around Davenport.

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Light Reading

Today I was at Mom and Dad’s house and this evening Zach laid next to me and I read him part of a book I just received from work.  I’m not so sure Zach understood the words and the only picture was on the cover, but he sat through one paragraph so I’m proud of him!

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Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Today marks the 29th wedding anniversary for my Mom and Dad.  Thankfully, it’s really easy to remember because I just need to add one year to my current age!  :-p

Here’s to many many many more anniversaries ahead!

-Keithie

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Purdue 5k 2012

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Today was the 2012 Purdue 5k Challenge. Mom and Dad came down to watch us run. This was Justin’s first official 5k and he did great! My bib was #888 and I finished 179th place with a time of 24:03. Justin was #1392 and finished 433rd place with a time of 28:14.

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Chicago Half Marathon

Yesterday I ran the Chicago Half Marathon.  While I am happy that I was able to run it and it was certainly an amazing experience, I didn’t end up getting the time that I wanted and although it’s only my second half marathon, it’s also my last.

I ended with a time of 2:09:07, which was more than my time for my last half marathon, but not bad given that the weather was about 15ºF hotter than I was expecting.  Having ran this half marathon, it did allow me to confirm that I’m going to focus on improving my times for the shorter 5k runs instead of going between those and endurance training for half marathons.  I will do better than ever next year during the Purdue 5K Challenge and beyond!

Thanks Justin, Mom and Dad for coming to support me during the race!