Recap for the Week

This is going to be short (maybe)...

My right foot has been hurting for a while so I decided to take it east this week and just try to give it some time to heal.


Monday - I went out for a short run and ended up running eight miles.  I ran around the Battery, in front of Rainbow Row, in and out of old Charleston neighborhoods and then down by the docks.  The Celebrity cruise ship was in port so I ran right next to it.  It was so huge!  I had so much fun just running I did not even care where I was going.  I knew where a few water fountains were, so I just headed for them so I could get water.

Tuesday - When I got home, Peyton asked me if we could go on a "road run".  Apparently, he is intrigued by the idea of running on the road like me.  So I told him we could run half a mile down a road in our neighborhood and back.  He was pretty excited so we had to change into our running clothes for our one mile "road run".  Some of his friends (on bikes) saw him running with me and were very interested in what we were doing.  I told them they could do it with us next time we went on a "road run". 

Wednesday - Tempo run on the Bridge.  I met the group in the morning and decided I was only going for a short run.   I ran to the top and back (slow first mile and two fast miles as the end).

Thursday and Friday - Nothing, I just rested my foot.

Saturday - Peyton and I went to the Bulldog Challenge at the Citadel to volunteer.  This was the first time that either one of us had volunteered at a race.  He was so excited that he woke up at 4:30am and was ready to go.  We worked our butts off until 12:30pm.  We were both exhausted (I now have a much better appreciation for race volunteers).  Even though we were both tired, Peyton wanted to run a mile on the "Citadel Track" (let me make that clear - Peyton wanted to run a mile, I would have been happy to just go get lunch).  So we walked over to the track where the Citadel Football Team had just finished practicing and he ran a mile (I ran the last two laps with him).  As I was standing there, a football coach asked me if Peyton was going to run all the way around.  I said "no, he's going to do it four times".  He was pretty amazed.   I got home and rested for a little while and then went for a ten mile run.  I ran down to the waterfront park and back.  It was a windy day, but beautiful.

On another note, my son Peyton will finish his "Kid's Marathon" on March 17th.  He has run 22 miles as of today and will finish at the "Catch the Leprecaun 5K Race".   I had a finishers medal made for him and I am making a T-shirt for him.  He is raising money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and we made a web page for him.  The link is: www.active.com/donate/SemperFiFund10/peytonsmarathon

If you make a $1.00 donation, I will put your name on the back of his shirt as a sponsor! Donations have to be in by Tuesday at 9:00pm so I have time to make the shirt. Thanks for your support!


This is from his web site:
Peyton's Marathon!
If my Dad can do it, so can I!!!

My name is Peyton and I am six years old. On March 17, 2010, I will complete my "Kid's Marathon" (26.2 miles) at the Catch the Leprechaun 5K. My dad ran a marathon and I wanted to do it too. The Marines really helped him become healthy and now I am a runner! Please help me raise money to help the Injured Marines.

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