Wednesday, December 10, 2008

incredible 48hours

I likely got the most tiring 48 hours in my life (and I guess it could be well ranked also in a worldwide classification)
Sunday 2.50am : wake-up call
Sunday 5.30am: marathon in tropical weather, limping for 12km
Sunday evening: flight back from Singapore, arrived home around mid-night. Slept only very little for different reasons
Monday whole day: work. My general conditions were ok, just very tired. Obviously my calves were totally "locked" and painful, so even for walking I must use the "shuffling" style...
Monday evening: my wife went into labour (10 days ahead of schedule), so we rushed to hospital, after having trusted our daughter to some friends
all night in delivery room. Honestly I could barely keep myself awake...
Tuesday 6.45am: our son is born !! Mom and child are extremely well
Tuesday: all day rush between hospital, collect back our daughter, etc. Big exciting day, but I was almost falling asleep while driving, avoiding an accident at the last minute. Also got a speed ticket for driving at 80kmh, while the limit at 70, but I was so numb that I traffic signs were optional at that stage.
Tuesday 9pm: collapsed into bed.
so... that's an alternative way to recover from a marathon...
now it is time to enjoy the new-born !!

7 comments:

Andrew said...

Congratulations!

Thomas said...

Congratulations!!! That's quite some timing, be grateful that your wife did not go into labour while you were away.

All the best to mother and son!

Mike said...

I'm so happy to read this. Sincere and heartfelt congratulations to you and your family.

. said...

Congratulations, after the emotion of giving birth to a healthy baby the disappointment of the marathon must disappear quickly.

Sleepless nights and running back by 7 sounds tough!

Mark said...

Congratulations on your newborn and recent marathon.

dovy said...

This is more than a marathon to raise a newborn. You need to have a paternity leave if you can. Congratulations to you and your family!

Pantheon said...

congrats. enjoy.