Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Hi

YES! The Hokies have WON! 35-30. More points than I had imagined, and closer down the stretch, but I'll take it!

No so fast my friend...

One of my really good friends Brandon Rollogas, who, like myself, is die hard for his team. He's a Nebraska Cornhusker. Well, the two of us have been talking trash this week like we've never talked trash before. He's been bold enough to call this a blowout win, Nebraska by 21! This will be the first time since the '96 Orange Bowl that the Hokies will take on Nebraska. That game didn't go so well, a 41-21 beat down by the Huskers. Redemption time, BABY!

The last time we faced a regular season Big 12 opponent, was in the 2002 season. The Hokies went into #19 Texas A&M as a big underdog. We came out of that hostile environment with a 13-3 win. I fully expect to come out of tonight's hostile environment with a win.

This is going to be a great game. A bunch of us will be meeting at Buffalo Wild Wings for some wings and beer while watching the Hokies take care of those "popcorn huskies"!

VT 17 - Nebraska 10

It's game time!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Great Weekend

Our Hokies beat the Tarheels to remain undefeated in the ACC. What a great game and a solid win! Bring on Nebraska!

I got a very nice 2 hour 20 minute run in on Saturday morning. Ran with all my friends from the Sunday group. It was really good to see everyone again. It's been a while since I've been out with them.

Saturday night, we treated the kids to a camping trip. Well, just in the backyard, but they did well. We only have one small area that is flat, so the tent had to be tucked into the corner behind our garage, but it worked well. I think we'll move up to one of the local parks next time. Logan didn't sleep too well, tossing and turning most of the night. But Ansley, she slept like a rock. Didn't move the entire night. I couldn't believe it, but it was Nikki's very first time sleeping outside. She hit up Target for a new sleeping bag just that afternoon and used my good twin air mattress. I got the pleasure of sleeping on a 20 year old ThermaRest from my old Boy Scout days. I was pretty sore in the morning. I think we'll be getting a larger air mattress for the next trip!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Good morning!

I actually enjoy getting up early to run. I popped up at 5:10 this morning, ate a Cliff Bar, hit the bathroom, grabbed my headlamp, then headed out at 5:45 for an hour run. Very nice outside, cool with high humidity, just the way I like it!

Enjoy your day! After my run, I know I will.

We're headed to Blacksburg this afternoon for the Hokie football game tomorrow against Georgia Tech. I can't wait the get there, I love that place. Got a 2 hour run scheduled for tomorrow morning, so I'm stoked to be able to run through the VT campus and surrounding area.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

3 seconds!

So I ran the Annabelle's Angels 5K this morning. First of all, Annabelle's Angels is a wonderful organization with a heartbreaking story. I encourage you to check out their site and learn about back over accidents and how to prevent them.

Yes, that's Tropical Storm Hanna with Richmond in the center of the map. And yes, I didn't back out of my commitment to run the 5K. After all, I am an IRONMAN and am no stranger to competing in the rain. Even with the storm, I just nearly missed my goal. I really wanted to break 20 minutes. Still, 20:02, is another 5K PR for me. If I'm not careful, I'm going to start enjoying running in the pouring rain!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Logan's First Day!

He had a great first day of school! Mom and Dad are okay as well, mainly because he's such a big boy and did so well. He really enjoyed everything!

Monday, September 1, 2008


I can't even believe that Logan starts Kindergarten tomorrow. I'm completely heartbroken, in a good way. My little guy is growing up way too fast. Tonight, we helped him pack his own lunch in his very own lunch bag. Tomorrow, he'll get on the bus for the very first time. He's lucky in that he gets to start in a brand new school, but I'm sad for him in that all his friends from Bell Creek will be attending other schools. He won't know anyone in his class, but I'm sure he'll make lots of new friends. I don't know how Nikki and I will be tomorrow morning. I can tell she's stressed and I've almost cried twice now tonight. Who knows, it's sadness and happiness all bundled up.