Thursday, April 30, 2009

I was finally able to go for a run last night and could feel the effects of not running for 2 weeks. I purchased a heart rate monitor last week and was eager to get it a test run. I ran 4 miles in 39 minutes with my average heart rate at 155, trying to keep it easy and slow. The weather was absolutely beautiful and absolutely perfect running conditions. It was so nice to get back out and even though it was a little tuff, I really enjoyed being out.

I've been busy the past couple of weeks visiting family and last weekend we went to Charleston as a family. The wife and son went to see Cirque du soleil show with her parents (who traveled with us) and a friend of ours, while I went fishing on our friends boat with her husband. It was awesome to be back on my old stomping grounds and even got to see my old Coast Cuard crew do their job when a small plane crashed in the marsh a few hundred yards from us. We saw the plane circling the marsh and island several times and when we entered the intercoastal waterway, ICW, I had a feeling it was out the ordinary to see a plane that low in that part of area. As we were making our way down the ICW I had to stay clear of the 6-7 emergency boats going by enroute to the plane. The CG boat and another law enforcement boat went by us at close to 80 mph's and it was low tide with very little room for any boat to stay out of the way. Very cool and then the CG helo was on site and found the wreckage and dropped the rescue swimmer, we had our handheld radio on and listened to the rescue swimmer, pilot and radioman at the base communicate that there was no POB persons on board. The father and son landed in the marsh and then walked to a house several hundred yards away. It was awesome to see this all go down all the while enjoying a sweet cold beer and all the surrondings on the water that day. We then left the crowded ICW and found our fishing spot but only caught a cast net when I pulled the anchor on board. Was such a great weekend down there and the wife and mother in law will always be looking for a way to move there. We showed our in-laws and the big boy all the area the next day including the beach, plane crash and all of downtown Charleston. So as much as I would of loved to run or get outside and do something, I have no complaints at all and would take these two weeks off again to spend with family in friends.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stinky Daddy

This morning aa I was leaving the big boys classroom, he was standing with all of his classmates and they all watched me walk down the hall. I could hear him proudly tell all of his classmates, "that is my Daddy, he's going to work now. He stinks when he runs! Whew!" One of the proudest moments of my life. I did get a 5 mile run in last night with absolutely perfect weather and temps. Felt great throughout the run with a couple of stop breaks for a shoe tie and a loose dog near the road. He was a beauty too with 2 different eye colors (heterochromia iridis), and I always stop around a loose dog to see if I can help keep it from getting hurt by cars. He didn't really care about me though and kept on trekking on his way. My neck was a little stiff on the left side from working on the computer and kept locking up on the run. No real problems though which is absolutely awesome and even did a 100 all out sprint to finish with the neighbor teeneager out to improve his girl. Not sure if I'll be able to get a run in this weekend as me and the big boy are headed to Hotlanta for my niece's first communion and visiting my family, very excited.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live everyday to the fullest!

Friday, April 10, 2009

loving spring time

I am loving the spring time with ever changing weather conditions and temperatures. The weather monday and tuesday were cold and windy. Wednesday warmed up nicely and I went for a great 5 mile run. I pushed hard on the run though because I could. Was a beautiful evening with temps around 60 so I wore a long sleeve technical shirt and shorts, which was perfect. Today the weather is wet as storms move through the area. Should be over with tomorrow morning with nice weather all weekend. Perfect timing for the big Easter weekend. Lots of hopping going on this weekend with a good visit from the Easter bunny. Speaking of the Easter bunny, I was doing some planting in the yard last night and 2 bunnies were hanging out in our yard enjoying the nice weather as well as I was. Was really cool to have bunnies hop close by checking out what I was doing.

Happy Easter everyone! Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live everyday to the fullest.

Monday, April 6, 2009

another nice weekend

Busy weekend for us with not many things getting done on the need-to-do list. Was a great weekend though with the weather being absolutely amazing. I did some yard work and washed the van, but did not get much more than that done. I did get a 5 mile run in the middle of the day sunday which was pretty warm. It was nice though and I enjoyed the run. The weekend flew bye but I did enjoy every second with the beautiful wife and big boy.

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Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live everyday to the fullest.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Things have been a little out of the ordinary lately which has led to a small break from running and good workouts. I really had to focus on my family lately and do everything I could and more to help us get through a very difficult time. It was very rough several days for the wife and I but we have come through together ready to get back to enjoying everything we have. Everything is starting to get back to normal as well as the weather is making it's spring change around us also. I did get a good 4 mile run the other night that I decided to take it easy while enjoying everything around me. I was in charge of all food and meals at our house for the past couple of weeks and didn't do too bad of a job but not great, even though it was mostly for me and the big boy which is easy. We enjoyed many home cooked meals using the small selection of items we have to offer. I like this change I have been making trying to be involved in more cooking services then the normal grilling. I am just starting this hobby with not much talent but very eager to learn and I love reading other food blogs.

Love and hug your loved ones every chance you get. Live everyday to the fullest.