What can I say? I love to run. I've run 4 full marathons and 6 halfs. But I love God more and I'm determined to run this race of life for Him to receive the ultimate prize of Heaven. I'd like to share my thoughts with you. You can agree or disagree. Comment or don't. You can read or not read. But it's here if you want it. Enjoy! .

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Runner #3 due in April.


I did a 10 mile long run on Sunday. Just a week after the marathon. I probably should have taken a week off of long runs, but my training for Disney was supposed to begin on Sunday. That's right. It worked out that I was supposed to start training the exact week after the Chicago marathon. What are the odds? I was technically supposed to do 12, but I decided to just do 10. I did the same route that I did back in the spring when I twisted my ankle going through a construction site. Construction was gone this time. I enjoyed the route. Problem was that I got to the nature park before it was light. I thought it might be closed, but two park security officers were standing at the gate. I could barely see them. A little scary. I yelled out "is it ok to run through?" One of them told me yes but to be careful. I did have to be very careful. I couldn't see 10 feet in front of me and there were no lights whatsoever. This is the park where the road was heavily damaged by the May floods so it was a little nerve-wracking running through it in the pitch dark. I was also a little worried about running into a deer. There are so many and they're almost not afraid of humans anymore so I could just see myself running smack-dab into one. I definitely heard them, but didn't see any. So it worked out well, but I'm not sure if I want to do it again in the dark. I think I'll wait until the time changes. But the good news was that the run felt good. Very little aches and pains leftover from the marathon. My knees are hurting a little at the beginning of my runs, but it goes away quick. I'll try 12 this weekend, but will have to do it on Monday before school b/c my wife will be babysitting/housesitting on Sunday. I gotta stay home and watch the kiddos.

Speaking of kiddos - we revealed this weekend that we've got another on the way. Little runner #3. A surprise, but a definite blessing. I've known since August 13, but we decided to wait a while to share. Here he or she is:

We'll find out Nov. 29 if it's a boy or girl. I don't care. I just want healthy and safe. I feel so blessed to have a third one on the way. God's been good to our family. So now I'll have three runners in training.

Cross Country is going pretty well. I lost my third boy runner this week to a stress fracture which is tough, but we'll keep pressing on. Only 3 meets left and 3 weeks left. It's been a great season and I'm excited to see how it finishes out.

That's all for now. Not much else going on in the running world. Hope everyone has a successful and safe week. Be careful out there but.....

Keep runnin',


  1. Congratulations on your new wee runner on the way! Great news!

    Hope the end of the XC season is a strong one! (Hope your guy's stress fracture heals well.)

  2. Congratulations on runner #3! That's very exciting.

    Glad to hear you're feeling so good after the marathon. That bodes well for January and the Goofy!

    Sounds like cross country has been pretty good this season. Hope it ends well for you and the team.