Archive for October, 2007

Day off, then 3.7

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Wednesday was an unplanned day off of running.  I wanted to go, but we got busy and it was 8:30 and we still hadn’t eaten dinner.  So I decided to eat instead of go for a run.  Probably should have opted for the run.  Oh well.

Thursday I was feeling the itch to run and took off around 6:30.  Fired up some Reckless Kelly and was off.  Good run.  Felt strong through the whole 3.7 miles.

Won’t be running today as will be traveling immediately after work.  But am contemplating the Red River Revel 15K tomorrow at 8am.  I’ll be up before that, so why not, right?   9.3 would be the longest run for the year.  Sounds very interesting.

Soothing walk

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Got home yesterday to hear that G&A had a busy day of crying.  They greeted me with more.  Some kind folks from church had delivered dinner and I thought I’d let Carrie enjoy a meal in peace so I loaded the babies into the stroller for a walk and we headed out to try to calm them down.  Up to now, they have loved going on walks and have fallen fast asleep.  Today was a little different as A decided to cry for the first 1/2 mile.  But quieted down after that.  Went 2 miles and was pulling back into the driveway as A decided to start screaming again.  Thought I’d go a little further and headed off.  Got about a quarter mile away when it started to sprinkle.  So I turned and sprinted toward home.  As much as you can sprint in Birks and pushing a tandem Graco stroller.  Made it home just in time for the bottom to fall out.  No run as we were getting some great rain.

Shreveport here we come!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Why the exclamation point you may ask?  Well, it is probably my favorite time to be in Shreveport.  The Red River Revel is in full swing.  Great music and arts festival, and the city has done a world of good building the festival plaza and creating a very inviting and fun venue to hear all sorts of good music, eat various foods on sticks (and homemade authentic cajun dishes), and peruse interesting art.

Kind of last minute, but was looking over the music schedule and Saturday’s performers is can’t miss.  Local boys, Trout Fishing in America are on at 6PM and none other than the funkadelic master George Clinton himself hits the stage at 7:30PM.  How can you pass that up?  Hopefully, G & A will appreciate the intro to musical greatness they are about to witness.

Sunday and Monday Runs

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

So I ended up skipping the 6:30am run w/ D & A.  I was up, but was busy giving Abigail a bottle.  Carrie would have fed her, but after sleeping only a couple of hours till that point, I decided I needed a little sleep more than a long run.  And the babies are still sleeping for a good stretch from 7-10am or so.  It was nice, but I didn’t get my long run in this weekend.  Oh well.

Sunday went by way too quickly, and instead of eating at a normal hour, I went for a run at 7:45pm.  Well worth it.  Good legs and a fast feeling in the feet.  Ended up with 3.25 miles.  No time, just enjoyed the warm evening air.

Monday was a long day at work.  Nothing earth shattering, just a long day on only 5 hours of sleep.  Not complaining.  5 hours is great for 1 night, but being short on sleep already, its not too great.  On top of that, out building was treated with a brick sealant Friday and my office still reeked of the VOC’s.  Smelled like someone dumped a bottle of paint thinner in the middle of my office.  Carrie had a great day with G & A on her first official day at home alone.  But apparently they had had enough of behaving well by the time I got home and I walked into 2 screaming little ones.  They fed, but were still screaming, so I loaded up the stroller and took G, A, & Boomer for a 1.5 mile walk to give Carrie a chance to eat in peace.  I love that it is getting dark around 7:30 now.  However, can’t wait for it to cool off.  It was still mid 80’s and very humid.  G&A stopped screaming as soon as we hit the street.  They love to move.

When we got home, dropped off G & A and took Boomer for a quick 3.25 miles.  Good run.  Fired up the ipod shuffle for the first time in a long time on a run.  Actually enjoyed listening to music while running for the first time in a long time.