Just a quick update. Tom is fine and Ev is fine. A couple of snaps from today. My daughter Amelia has been fantastic and is getting invoved with everything. That little mark on his cheek is where he scratched himself, he has huge nails.

And many thanks for the kind comments all shown to Eva and she says Thank You!!

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Tom has arrived!!!!

Tom was born just a couple of hours ago. He weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces and is doing very well. No problems with the birth. Eva is ok she is rather knackered now. Ive been sent home to get a few hours kip but i can’t sleep because of the huge buzz!! He arrived at 03:15.

EDIT: We are all at home now and all is well just very very tired. He is feeding well and Ev is doing an awesome job. Our daughter Amelia who is just over 3 has been a star and is already all protective over her lil bro. I can’t believe they let me be a dad its just the best thing in the world. Now here’s to the next year or so without any sleep ……………..again! :)

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Rare Chickens.

A fantastic 5 miler this morning. I felt really light throughout the whole run even on the hills. It was a calm morning which helps and not to warm. These type of runs are very rare for me but when they do come along it is a very euphoric feeling.

Have a great weekend.

5 days overdue now someone is coming around from the hospital to check her out.

EDIT: another change to the theme i was getting fed up with the dark theme so ive gone for this lighter thing. The banner is gonna be changed over this weekend aswel.

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Went for a 6 miler yesterday and another 6 miler today. Very windy and because the route i take outbound is just one long line the wind is in my face for half the run so by the time i turn around to go back i am pooped. Good times for me though :)

3rd day overdue.

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Hill Work

It all sounds quite easy on paper. 10 reps of 200 meter uphill, jog down to recover. That was what i had a crack at doing this afternoon. After the 3rd rep i was blowing out of my arse it was just so hard. I think this obviously shows a lack of aerobic fitness and something i need to work on. I could only manage 8 and now that i have recovered i feel a bit let down i suppose its good to get a kick up the butt at this point and not just a few weeks before the Marathon when its to late to do something about it.

My wife still hasn’t popped our son out yet, 1 day overdue now.

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Making Movies

I am in the infancy of trying to make videos using Adobe After Effects. I have had it for a few days and this is what i have come up with so far. I couldn’t think of anything else to do so here you go.

Don’t worry it’s not cheesy family nonsense.

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Woot!! the Olympics have started. I love them. I can remember watching the Los Angeles Olympics in 84 when i was 11 and being completely hooked to the TV when the commentary even sounded fuzzy and far away. I love em.

Just got back from a quick 3 miler only a short one becauase tommorow morning im going for a very slow 15 miler.

Just want to point you over to Running Matters post on
“In the Gym” :) great stuff.

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A 5 miler this afternoon and i did that thing where you speed up for awhile say about 600 to 700 meters or so in my case until i can’t breathe anymore and then slow down until you get your breath back and repeat. Just adds a little interest instead of the mindless plodding i usually do.

And here is a picture from the garden i took today post heavily photo-shopped for no apparent reason.

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