Tuesday, October 30, 2007

slow down weekend

We decided to take it nice and easy this weekend and only thing planned to do was to get haircuts. Woke up saturday morning and the big guy got his "spikeyboy" haircut. It was still cloudy on saturday but it wasn't raining anymore and the afternoon actually cleared up and was a very nice evening. We had a nice dinner at home and then decided to go thru months of paperwork that was all over our desk. There was nothing on tv and we all hung out in our loft area and listened to the music on the computer.

On sunday we wanted to look into a place to have our big guy's 4th birthday party and we went to Monkey Joe's where they have nothing but those big blow-up bouncy things for kids to run around and slide down. It is pretty cool and he didn't want to go on the big ones at first, but after I went down them he wanted me to take him and we were non-stop after that. We ran around that place for the next hour and half and the wife got everything all planned out to have his party there. We are all very excited and looking forward to having a big party for him. He has only had family parties in the past so this will be lots of fun. When we were done we went home and he and I took a nap together as we were wiped out. We finally woke up and I went for a very nice 4 mile run with no watch on, just a nice easy and steady run. I put him to sleep in his bed that night and I woke up what I thought was around 4:30, but it was only 1am. I went in my own bed and was soon followed by the big guy and I couldn't go back to sleep. I think I finally nodded off around 3 and didn't really pay the price to bad at work the next day. I'm off on wednesday and plan on going to run on the trail.

Make sure we all give lots of love and kisses to our loved ones every chance we can!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I saw puddles

We are finally getting some rain and I am so grateful for any kind of rain we can get. I was so happy to see the rain on my way home last night that I was a little excited to be driving thru some puddles. I was hoping to get a run in tonight but it looks like the wife and I are gonna watch "Blades of Glory" as it is due back tomorrow. I can run any night but a chance to watch a movie alone with my wife is not something that comes along to much. I didn't get a run in this weekend as I had hoped but I am thinking I will get back on the right track this weekend.

Funny thing happened the other day as my son and I were at the library. We were leaving the library when my son sees a display of military figurenes. As I let him look over all the different characters from all the different branches, I notice a Coast Guard figure doing exactly what I did when I was in. That was the coolest thing as I have never seen one before and was excited to tell my son that that was what his daddy used to do. That's right, I haven't always been sitting behind a desk. Seeing that figurine has made me want to put together a collection of pictures and memoriablia from my Coast Guard days.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

running buddy

I was thinking the other day that I need some running friends. Not that I need to have companionship with someone to accomplish races with, but just an occasional conversation with. I don't feel a need to run any races for a couple of reasons but the biggest reason is the money. I really enjoyed the running friends I had in greenville and the push we always gave each other. There is a couple of running groups here in Charlotte but it is tough to work all day and then pick the big guy up from school and get home, changed and meet someone somewhere. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy running though my development but I am thinking of a occassional run somewhere different.

Monday, October 15, 2007

small peek at fall

Finally got a small look at cooler temps this weekend and we enjoyed every second of it. We opened all the windows in the house all weekend and we all enjoyed it. We played at the local park on saturday for several hours with our neighbors and the kids had a blast. We spent the rest of the day saturday resting and relaxing at home. I finished doing yard work on sunday and it started to get warm again. I finished the yard work and went for a 4 mile run and could of used a water bottle for the first part of it for sure. I was struggling for the first half of the run but was feeling better after the turnaround. It was hot and no clouds in the sky so I tried to pick up the pace between shades. I kept a 10 min pace and I am starting to fell like I am almost back in the groove.

Friday, October 12, 2007

nice run

Had a great run last night and really felt like I could keep on running. I did my 6 mile loop and the weather was perfect, completely different than just a couple of days ago. I didn't run last weekend cause it was insanely hot and humid, and I'm glad I didn't after reading about the issues with the chicago marathon and the DC army 10 miler. The weather is suppose to be perfect this weekend and I'm gonna try to do my 6 mile trail run loop.

A local 14 year old boy passed away last week and I discovered kickin cancer also passed away last week. I have been spending most of my time thinking and praying for both of them, both putting up a great fight against cancer. Brandon and Nils, rest in peace!

Monday, October 1, 2007

great weekend

Was very busy with work last week and decided to camp out with my son in the backyard on friday. We slept in his fort and we both really enjoyed it. He fit very comfortably in his fort but I was a little too big. He worked his way into my sleeping bag which made my tuff sleeping arrangements impossible. I didn't get much sleep but I don't care about that and would do that again in a heartbeat. I woke up at 5 in the morning and the temperature had dropped to around mid 50's and it was cold. Our sleeping bags worked perfect though and only the parts outside of the sleeping bags were cold. We spent all day saturday together and didn't do much. I did go for a 6 mile run and had a hard time due to my legs were hurting a little. We stayed around the house all day and played in the yard and a neighbors yard. Yesterday was my birthday and wanted to play golf. I haven't played golf since we moved to charlotte so when the opportunity arose, I was very excited. We spent all morning together and then I played golf and had a good time. I played pretty good considering I haven't played in over 2 years. I missed playing and I hope I get more chances to play. It was absolutely beautiful weather this weekend and glad I was outside for most of it. Yesterday was also the birthday of Jason, Happy Birthday!