Down By the River – My Journey to the Gate River Run – Week 2

Here I am in my second week of preparing for the race and I feel good.  The hardest part–so far–is actually making the time to run.  Once I start running, it seems easy.  Of course the longest time I have run is for 34 minutes straight and the longest distance has been 2.2 miles.  But, they say that every journey starts with a single step, so I can take heart in the fact that I’ve taken a lot of little steps.

Before I started writing this entry for week number 2, I was geeking out over the neat web capable features built into my Polar (r) heart monitor  (model F6).  After working out, I run a small application on my computer, press send on my Polar watch, hold it up to my microphone, and voila! — my workout has now uploaded to my personal trainer account.  For even more geekery (my blog, my word) I found a 10 K running 10 week running program that I can follow.  Although I’m sure that my buddy 8-Mile can come with something specifically tailored to my finishing the 15 K Gate River Run.

Running Journal – Week 2

  1. December 8, 2009 – Ran 2 miles while listening to Natalie Imbruglia Smart DJ mix on my Zune 120

Criterion thinks if you’ve maxed out the 360, you’re not trying hard enough

Criterion thinks if you’ve maxed out the 360, you’re not trying hard enough

One has to wonder if EA Europe received any financial consideration that would have prompted them to state publicly that the Xbox 360 is maxed out while the Playstation 3 is not. Kudos to Criterion for releasing a statement that contradicts the public belief of their parent company. Software publishers and developers should focus on producing the best possible product for multiple consoles and PC to improve the earnings potential for its stock holders.

What do you think?

Nano Wrimo Owns Me

Nano Wrimo is almost over and it is kicking my butt. The creative juices are flowing in my mind but only 10000 (approx.) words have made it to digital page thus far (well short of 50K). I have faith, though. All it takes is one 3 day weekend to knock the rest out of the park. Best of luck to all participants!

Just Like Mom

Since the day she was born, everyone said that she looks just like me….luckily as she grows into a young lady, her mother’s features are starting to shine through. Posted by Picasa

Happy Birthday Sahara

I can’t believe my baby girl is one year old (October 24). Time sure fly’s when you’re sleep deprived. It seems like it was just yesterday when we brought her home from the hospital. She was so tiny that I just knew we would break her. Now she’s a rough and tumble toddler, able to hold her own against Hurricane Savannah. Next comes driving and boys. Someone please say a silent prayer for my sanity.


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Shadow of Giants – 9/11 Remembered


I returned to New York City last week, after a three year absence. I returned to what has come to be known as Ground Zero, for the first time since August of 2001; just before our world was turned upside down. As I walked amongst the streets and buildings that remain of the World Financial Center, I could feel the proud spirits that lost their lives on that fateful day five years ago. If eyes are the windows to the soul, then can the windows in these pictures reflect the souls that went to heaven on that day?

On this solemn day, remember the familes that lost love ones on that day. Do not gloss over their pain with the easy trappings of political ambission. Our country as a whole may have lost it’s collective innocence, but that pales in comparison to the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends that now have a void where there love ones once stood. Give them strength with your love and compassion. Keep them in your prayers and thoughts.

God Bless The World

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