Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I didn't get any runs in last week or the weekend even though I wanted to but needed to get stuff done first. I had to get lots of stuff done around the house as we were having a neighborhood get together on saturday night and there were going to 8 kids and 16 adults over. I got everything done and the yard and house looked great. I believe everyone had a great time while we enjoyed the great weather and food. I had the grill covered with hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats and spent most of the time cooking. Everyone left at around 9 (usually we party til 11 or later) as a storm was about to hit and was easy to clean up the house. We hung out on sunday and I wanted to just spend time as a family because the beautiful wife is going to LA on thursday for 6 days. I am going to try to get a couple runs in this week but I have to take care of the big boy and he and the wife are definetely first and the most important.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stinky Daddy

The big boy loves to make up his own lyrics to every song he hears. If I am listening to a song on the radio, he will change the chorus lines to be funny. And he is funny. Yesterday on the way home, he is singing the theme to spiderman cartoon and changed the words as so.."Stinky Daddy, Stinky Daddy, Does whatever a stinky daddy does. Look out ahead, here he comes. Here comes a stinky Daddy!"

I love this kid. Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get, even if they sing stinky songs about you!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I do

Had a good weekend and was able to get a couple of things done on my honey-do-list. Did a 5 mile run friday night and my ipod was messed up. Was a nice run and I enjoyed the warmth and not listening to music. The wife and I had a wedding to go to on saturday so the big boy went to his grandparents house here in town. Was a very nice wedding at a small chapel in downtown Charlotte and the reception was at Morehead Inn which is an old Inn in Charlotte. There were only 20 people at the wedding and the wife used to work with a couple of them but I still had a good time. The wife and I went out to dinner afterwards and had a good time at Outback. We went home afterwards and partied in our bed with our eyes closed for the rest of the night, crazy. I spent Sunday working on sealing the wood playset we have and only got the top of it done. The big boy came home from his grandparents and played in the yard with my brother and they had a great time. I finally stopped sealing and cleaned up when I looked up at the RAIN clouds above our house. I think it only drizzled for a minute and the sealing should be ok.

I had a nice run last night and the ipod worked after I fixed it. Was a little chilly but after 2 miles I was feeling good even though it was sprinkling a little. I ended up doing 6 miles with a 10 minute pace but I was holding the pace back the whole time. I think I am ready to do some bigger miles and this weekend so we will see.

Monday, April 7, 2008

wet and wild

Had a great weekend and even a full day of rain on saturday didn't stop the fun or getting things done. It started to rain friday night and didn't stop until the middle of the night saturday night. I don't know how much rain we got but my yard and everything outside is soaked and flooded. I was home saturday with just me and the big boy and we did whatever he wanted to do, we played trains, wrestled and even played "are you smarter than a fifth grader (which we are). The big boy can't even read yet but he know 3 or 4 of the questions and got them right. We ended up building a fort in his room and he slept on his pullout sofa sleeper and I slept on the floor. We slept pretty good all night too. We woke up and watched his Thomas the train shows and played for a little and then hung out downstairs as a family. Beautiful wife and I enjoyed our coffee and then ate breakfast together which we usually do on sunday mornings. We had made plans for a play date with his neighborhood friend so I would work on a couple of things until then. I planted our japanese maple tree and then worked on redoing some of the mulched play area that was overgrown with weeds. I finished that and then spread limestone out over the yard. The neighbor came over at this time and we hung out in the back yard while the two boys played. Was a good time and after an hour of playing outside, they wanted to watch a movie and play inside. I wanted to run and the wife said go ahead. I ran 5 miles with very heavy and tired legs but was so happy to be out and enjoying the fresh air. I am going to try to get a couple more runs in this week and want to stay on a good routine.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Heavy legs

When the weather gets rough, the tough go for a run. I got home after work last night and started to nod off on the sofa. My beautiful wife was home early from work so I decided to go for a run. Got dressed and went outside and it was raining pretty good. I finished strecthing just as it finished raining. It ended up being a great run even though my legs felt very heavy the whole run. I ended up running 6 miles and I enjoyed the whole run. I still have the blister on the bottom of my right foot but it didn't really affect me during this run. I really want to get back on a good running schedule and I think last night was a good start. Tonight is weights and the biggest loser.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get.