Monday, January 26, 2009

My Crazy Man

My husband is a maniac! I think I may have mentioned this before. He's become addicted to running, participating in every race he can get in on.
But in this case, I'm super proud of my Maniac.

Saturday, he participated in the "Bop to the Top" a run up 37 floors to the top of the One America building, to benefit Riley Hospital for Children. As you know, Riley, is near and dear to our hearts because of Christopher.

The thing I am most proud of, is that Eric set a goal of being able to raise $1000 for the hospital. And as of this morning, he surpassed that goal! I am just so thankful to all our family and friends who leapt in to support this cause that is so near and dear to us!

Well, my husband did that crazy run in 6 minutes and 50 seconds!!!

He didn't even stop once! Now, he was feeling the effects of being that crazy. His lungs were burning up. And his puffer was safe and the car. He was a bit queasy too, but sounds like he didn't choose wisely, sampling an unknown protein gel pack at the bottom before his Mad Dash. Apparently, the medical folks refer to the cough that lasts a few hours as "Bopper's Cough". They say because of the dust and thin air up there, coughing is the biggest problem. Eric definitely noticed the thin air. He had to cuddle the nice soft wall there at the end, and rode the elevator down and decided that sitting would be the way to go. But he drove himself home, and his legs were still functioning by that afternoon and over the last couple days. If only the same could be said for his lungs. I think the run, combined with the cold we've all been fighting off, has been causing a bit more trouble than he's willing to admit.

I am so proud of him. He's crazy. But I'm proud of him.


Krysten said...

He is crazy, but what an awesome accomplishment! You should both be really proud!

amypfan said...

37 stories in less than 7 minutes? Are you freaking kidding me?!?!

Cathy said...

Nope. Seriously. Seriously crazy, and that's why he had been working so hard, and why the fundraising was so important to him. He really wanted to make it worth the torture. And so he did!