Friday, June 27, 2008

Nike +iPod

I'm kind of upset that the Nike +iPod data isn't showing up like it's supposed to!  GRRRRR...

Anyway, I appreciate the comments both on facebook, here, and on the phone of my blog entries of late.  I know I'm not the best at putting up topics for discussion, but it should be noted that Abbey and I are moving to Monterey!

I am also officially letting Alicia know that I signed up for the Big Sur Half marathon!  Alicia, your gauntlet has been thrown and I WILL BREAK 2 hours!  The question is... can you break 2:10?  That's the real challenge... isn't it?

On to better things.  I'm lastly putting out this quote I found on Jessica's friend's blog.  I thought it was amazing:

"I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power.  You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs." -Jesse Owens

On that, I'll leave you.  Maggie and I are going to do her first 5 miler tomorrow.  I want to start getting her to do longer runs.  We've worked up from three 20-min runs a week, to 6 runs of three 30s and three 20s, and now to four 30's and one 45 minute run.  Wish her luck!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I read ALMOST all of "The Official Book of the Dalmatian."  If you've never read any of a book like that, it's quite like reading a coffee table book.  You read it several times and you seem to find new stuff all the time.

I also "finished" "Wicked."  If you can call it finishing.  I skimmed past about the last 20% of the book and when I read the synopsis on wikipedia it was pretty darn close to what I understood the end of the book to be.  So... we'll call it... done, but I won't count it when you ask the number of books I've read.  From what I understand, "Bringing Down the House" (aka: 21, for the movie folks) will be out on video (or netflix) soon so we'll see how close it was to the book.

Lastly, I'm taking a class, or Bible study, taught by Crown Financial Ministries in my Church.  It's good, but I haven't found anything that wasn't yet in Dave's podcasts or book.  I'll keep you updated.  I very much do like the way it shows you Biblically how we don't OWN anything and how we are "stewards" rather than owners.

More to follow, as my boss always says!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I received 3 books for my Birthday.  The first one was the one I really wanted:  The Official Book of the Dalmatian.
The Second and Third ones are going to be really good, but I'll let you know after I've read them.  I still have 2 classic novels to read this year.  When the family is in Monterey, and I'm here, I plan on catching up with both my reading and running.