I stumbled onto a new run yesterday morning. Coming out of Levine Children’s Hospital, going down some cement stairs, crossing a creek bed, I found myself on the Sugar Creek Parkway (or the canal run) and took it for about half a mile into downtown Charlotte. I turned around at that point and ran for another two miles to Freedom Park, passing dozens of other runners, walkers, and bikers. Then, after running in the park for a few minutes, I turned around for the run back to the hospital.
I had been down at Levine’s Children’s Hospital for three days with our daughter (#6) Grace who at 7 am last Friday had a cyst removed from her face (next to her right ear). We will find out exactly what the cyst was this week although we are fairly certain it was just one of those benign masses that form for odd reasons. The surgery was more involved, however, than we had predicted. She has two incisions because they had to “borrow” some belly fat to replace the skin that was removed from her face. Grace has been a trooper and has literally not complained about anything (even pain) since we arrived at 4:45 am on Friday. [Read more…]