3 more days

Jen was feeling an little under the weather, but we still manage to finally clean up the debris that Hurricane Katrina left in our backyard. Yes, it had been sitting that long. We started to plan out some of the yardwork that we would do for the back yard. our backyard is pretty much a hill, but there is one flat area that we might be able to put up a playset in the future.

We made some BBQ ribs in the crockpot. They turned out great… we have Jen’s mom’s secret BBQ recipe and cooked them all day long. Then toss them into the oven and broil for 5 minutes with BBQ sauce. They were so tender out of the crockpot that they just fell apart… oh and they were so good…. mmmmmmm ribs

As you know, I stayed home with the kids while Jen slept the day away. She cancelled her meeting that night and I tried to get some work done in the P.M. but it didn’t work.

Jen was still pretty sick and she kept Ryan home from preschool because of a diaper rash/redness thing that was going on from the night before. In the morning, I went to her Christian Business Network group in her place. It was pretty fun, but seeing that it was my first time and I didn’t know anyone I was a little nervous. I just let the “Fun” Terry be in the spotlight and it was all good. I did try to catch up on blogs and updates while trying to get my work done. It wasn’t successful because I had to leave work early to pick up Eric from school. Jen had a migraine and could get out of the house to get him. So I left work early and picked the boy up.

I took him to Pilot (gas station) and got him his first ICEE. He kinda liked it, he was sleepy and I didn’t think he really understood the drink until it was just about gone. Now, East Tennessee doesn’t have Slurpees, so don’t think that I was keeping him away from the delicious sugary sweet ambrosia that is Slurpee.

I was able to run at lunch, but my “not going to do a fast run” turned into the fastest run in quite a while. Looking at my running time log, it was the fastest since the Tellico Triathlon where I ran the 4 mile leg of the race. I ran 3 miles in 23:56 and did the Volunteer Landing route. I killed the Lake Loudon Hill mile in 8:16 which is really close to my best time for that run. I will have to map that mile to check the elevation during the run. I don’t think it’s the steepness of the hill, I think it’s more of the length than anything else.

We were able to get some medicine for Jen. I’m not sure if this is true if you don’t live in the Meth capital of the world, but when I went to get Sudafed (really, the walgreen equivalent) I had to take a card to the Pharmacy. I then had to show my ID to the technician where she put my name in the computer to determine if was “legal” to purchase the medicine. which I was… but since Sudafed is one of the ingredients of Crystal Meth, you will get carded.

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon