Thursday, January 05, 2006

National Champions, and some other thoughts

Props to the TX Longhorns for laying a beatdown on USC and bringing home the National Championship. Most of Austin is riding high with the win. I am happy for the team but hoping, as an Aggie, that Vince Young decides to cash the paycheck and go to the NFL.

I don't want to see that running all over the supposedly improved Gary Darnell defense that my Ags will run onto the field next year.

We had a good time at the party we attended last night. My aunt invited us to the Longhorn club to watch the game and it was great. The food was very good, the atmosphere was fun and the fans were pretty fun. It was good just to be with that much family watching the game. That said, I was glad to leave at the start of the 4th quarter and watch the end of the game at home. I'm much more comfortable there.

We are going bowling this weekend for my uncle's 80th birthday. Apparently, he bowls in a league and has a 164 average. That should be fun. I can't bowl 164 when the stars are aligned, so I'll be impressed to see him roll.

Yesterday was also Aidan's 11th birthday. Man I'm getting old. He went with his mom, Kian and some friends to watch the game at a local pizza joint. I'm sure that he had a great time with the 'Horns birthday present to him. He's a huge fan and wants to play sports at Texas when he gets older. (I'm a little biased but I believe that he has the talent and athletic ability, if he focuses on it.)

I owe a rant but don't have it in me at the moment, so you'll have to make do with my ramblings.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Welcome to aught-6

2006 is upon us and, for me at least, it came in with more of a wimper than a bang. Ryan, the youngest, decided that he wanted to stay up and party. He proceeded to outlast everyone, finally bowing out @ 3:30 AM. He would have stayed up longer but Dad was ready to throw in the towel. I'd had enough of Dora and Teletubbies for the night and proclaimed the evening done. It was good, though.

Sad though it was, it was kind of inspirational to see Dick Clark on the NYE show. He seems to be making great progress!

Training shifts gears this year. It's time to start working seriously for the Tri season. I have some new strength plans that I am working from this year. This is new for me as most years I start event specific training about now and concentrate on form and technique to improve my performance. This year, I am lifting more and have found a higher level of endurance and improved run times already! It's kind of scary. I'm not used to seeing improvements this early in training but I like it!

Let's hope that the progress continues!

Running late, as usual, so this is short. I think that I'll have a rant tomorrow. I feel one coming on.