The Nervous Confessions Of A Runner

Now I am starting to get a little nervous.

I remember my last race and that whole week leading up to it. I was a nervous wreck. I was also excited and scared. I also knew that I was prepared. I had trained well and I was ready.

Today, as I sit here at my computer, I have mixed feelings about the race on Saturday. I know that I can do and I have nothing left to prove. Its only three miles and that is an everyday run for me. Have I trained enough? Will I fall flat on my face? Will I finish at a great time? Will I finish? Ok! I need to calm down.

Continued post after a trip to the bathroom and to get some water…

I feel much better. Sorry readers for my little breakdown. I am good now.I at least hope so.

I have my last session of race training tonight. I am supposed to take it easy and just run a comfortable three miles. I know I can do it. Then it is three days off to rest up for the race.

Its going to be a lot of fun. My whole family is coming to watch me and then I plan on soaking in some vitamin D at the water park afterwards.

I got this! 

Bring it!

How To Throw The Best Dad To Be Shower Ever!


Yesterday, my wife had her baby shower. This event lasted for about two hours so the question that came to me was what am I going to do? My best friend came into town from Anson and the plan was to play paintball. Paintball can get pretty expensive so we decided to go to a bar and watch the Panther game. Which bar you ask? Hooter’s of course.

This turned in to a Dad to be shower. What is that you ask? It is a shower for the soon to be new dad with three main ingredients which include beer, wings, and football. It was a lot of fun even if the Panthers lost to the Broncos. The food was amazing and spending time with my best friend of 12 years was great to.


After we left the restaurant we crashed my wife’s shower and stole all the gifts and rode dirty back to the house. It was fun. We then proceeded to put the stroller together that we got from my mother in law. Let me tell you that baby stuff is complicated to put together. It took two guys 20 minutes to unfold a stroller and was only able to after my wife came home and did it for us with no problem at all.


After finally getting it completed we started putting other gifts away like clothes and bath stuff. Finally I was able to make Karsyn’s room look more like a kids room rather than a spare guest room with a cage in it.


It seems everything is coming together. Now we just have a few more things to do before Karsyn gets here and we can relax and just wait. We have another baby class this week so I will be sure to tell you my experiences as I throw up at the sight of a video vaginal birth.

Our Own Slice Of Paradise With The Man Eating Flies!


Our family vacation was awesome. We had such a great time. Oak Island is really a very nice place.

When we first got there it was really late and we got settled in a went to sleep only to wake the next morning to the ocean in our ears. One of the great things about staying at a beach house is the fact that you wake up to the gorgeous view of the sea. We came down and ate breakfast with my mom and stepdad and then headed down to the beach to have fun in the sun.

When we got down to the beach it was like something out of a horror movie. It is of course our luck that we go down to the beach during sandfly mating season. Here is a quick fact about these flies. They get on your skin and bite you to suck your blood so they can make their eggs. Let me tell you that these little things hurt. I had to come back inside and break out my iPad and google how to stop them. I found an article that said that if you you spray vinegar on your legs it will repel them. After buying vinegar and spraying it all over my body I was able to enjoy myself on the beach.


Shortly after we solved that scare, my brother and his family came down along with my Gi Gi. We played a crazy game of UNO and Trouble. My family is super competitive and it got pretty fierce. My wife call my mom a bitch but it was all in good fun.

As the days went on we spent most of the time on the beach playing with my cute niece.I gave me great practice for when my little Karsyn gets here. It made my family realize how much of a great dad I am going to be.


The week came and went really fast and before I knew it it was time to head home. I was sad to leave but thankful for the experience. My family really enjoyed their first vacation in over 10 years and have already started to plan the next one.


Congrats To Team Lybrand!


Just had to say how proud I am of my team for winning our KDM contest for 2nd quarter! We also had the best score for the email department overall!

Thanks to our awesome manager Susan Lybrand for her support and for taking us all to Dave and Busters for bowling and food! We had a blast!

Go Team Lybrand!

My Night With The Avengers


Well I finally saw Marvel’s The Avengers last night and I must say it was a very fun evening. I forgotten how crazy a movie theater could get!

Brittney and I arrived and met our friends Andy and Melissa for dinner and drinks and then headed over to the theater and I have to say I got my $10 worth.

There was tons of people there and there was even a group of workers dress for the occasion! Waiting in the lobby to get in the movie was just as fun as the movie itself.

I kept tweeting pictures (@tylerfun) as they let us pose with them. Finally the doors opened and we were ready to see this thing.

The movie theater was packed. I am glad we got there early cause we would not have been able to sit together if we were late. When the movie started the packed theater got silent and the real fun started.

The movie was awesome. It was everything I hoped and knew it was going to be. Brittney even liked it and she has never seen any of the other movies besides Iron Man. It had so much action in it and it also had moments that were quite funny. If you have not seen it yet then do yourself a favor and get to the theater. I give it a well deserved A

Summer Is Almost Here!


I came home from work last night and my awesome wife had cut me some watermelon! You always know it is summer time when you have fresh and juicy watermelon.

Now that I know summer is around the corner it makes me so excited! I now know I have trips to the beach, pool time, and cookouts in my near future! This is truly the best time of year.

What’s your favorite thing about summer?