Archive for September, 2007

3.5 miles, a walk and lack of sleep

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Friday night we were still in the hospital and looking forward to possibly coming home Saturday.  Facing an evening of low sleep and having a puppy at home who hadn’t gotten exercise that day, so I headed home to burn some nervous energy.  Great run.  Got in 3.5 untimed miles, but felt great.

Friday night got a little more sleep, around 3 hours, but was pretty beat by Saturday night.  Took the dog for a walk and crashed.

We’re finally home and got some good sleep on Saturday night.  Ready to run today.

3 miles

Friday, September 7th, 2007

After 1 sleepless night in the hospital Tuesday, Carrie’s Mom offered to stay with her on Wednesday night to allow me to get some sleep.  I gladly accepted and got to sleep for the first time in a few days.  Thursday evening, I still had energy and after being at the hospital all day, headed home to feed and exercise the dog.  Got in a good 3 miles and still felt refreshed for another low sleep night last night.  Good run, but no time, just went for what felt good.

4 Miles and 2 Beautiful Babies

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Went for a four mile run on labor day around 7pm.  Nothing special.  Felt good, nice temps.

But it got even better.  Carrie woke me up at 1:30am Tues September 4, with her water having broken and she quickly progressed to full on labor.  At 5:11am 7lb 12oz. George Christian made was welcomed, and his little 5lb 5oz. sister Abigail Bess followed shortly at 5:31am.  Both babies were extremely alert and took to nursing quickly.

Carrie is a true champ.  It was the most extreme event I’ve ever seen.  With the help of our Doulas Karen and Erica and our fantastic midwife, Leeanna, Carrie met her goal of a natural delivery.  Wow, it was amazing and such a feat.  Check our family blog for further details and pics to follow shortly.

Six miles, and Hanging Half a Hundred (plus 29)

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Decided to sleep in this am and not do the 6am run.  It has been relatively cool in the morning around here, somewhere in the lower 60’s, so I decided to wait a bit to run.  Went out around noon, after watching parts of the early college games.  Nothing too interesting, at least not being televised.

Decided to run by the stadium to check out the first tailgating of the season.  Good crowds, especially for a 6pm game, and especially for 85+ degrees, full sun and very little breeze.  Disappointed I didn’t see any of my buddies out though.  Ended up with 6 miles in 56.5 min.  Not too shabby.  Felt good enough to edge and mow afterward.

Got to watch the Sooners follow one of Barry Switzer’s favorite motivational speeches of hanging half a hundred on the opposing team.  Granted it was North Texas, but 79 is a lot of points to put on any Div IA school.  And it was a redshirt freshman starting at QB and a true freshman starting at running back.  Good nights for both.  Bradford set school records for passing yards by a QB in his first start, and had that on the first play of the second half.  Murray scored 5 rushing TDs. Very surprised, but glad to see the 2d string QB take all but one snap in the 3d Quarter, and 3d string QB take all snaps in the 4th Quarter.

Maybe it won’t be too bad of a year after all.  Big test next week when the U comes to town (Miami for you college football luddites).