Monday, April 2, 2012

St. Patrick's, NYC Half Marathon and now I am an Uncle!

I’ve run a few races since my last running post, and I plan on posting a few updates from my last 2 races shortly. The month of March had me run in a St. Patrick’s Day 5K run and the NYC Half Marathon. Both will be great stories, especially the NYC Half, and I am excited to finish both entries.

The past several months have been very busy. Work, business, running, and now I can add a new title of Uncle. Yes, my sister gave birth of a bundle of joy today, after starting her day at the hospital at 5:30am the day before.

I am anxious to get back home after traveling to Alexandria (Olde Town) and hold that little boy in my hands. I wonder if holding him, will want me to have another one. That will be a discussion; Irene and I will probably have after our visit with the new parents and new life that has entered our lives. I know my kids are excited to finally have a 1st cousin to play with.

Turning in early in my hotel room tonight will help me get up early and run for about an hour so I can enjoy my time along the Potomac. Hopefully, the run will squeeze out the soreness I feel after changing my running form from the past few weeks.

The kids joined a sports training center for track and field. They really enjoy it. The great part is that we get to join them for the runs, and learn good running form as well. The new techniques will help me run faster without pain. At least, that is the idea!

So far, the heel and knee pain that I have been experiencing for the past 4 years has gone away. Now, my muscles, especially my calves are going through an adjustment. I hope they adjust fast, because they are on fire!