Holding back

Holding back is different than holding in. I ran for an hour today, trying to keep myself at a low HR (< 150) with a high leg turnover. It’s not easy. First, when you’re conscious of your turnover and trying to figure out if it’s too low, you just raise your heart rate trying to pick up the turnover. In any case, it was a good run cause I didn’t feel like I was exerting myself and went for an hour, but then again, I didn’t feel like I was exerting myself. Oh well, I succeeded both goals, even if I ran very slowly.

As for holding everything else in, I think the fact that I write here what I write… well. shit. I’m holding it in.

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I’m back…

So, as some of you might know… well, actually, no most know but some don’t. The whole heart thing came back fine. I ended up having 3 EKGs total and an echocardiogram. The echocardiogram was really cool and fun. Totally painless and it was incredibly cool to see my heart on the screen. Looked like a fist squeezing over and over.

Work has been a pain lately, but it’s getting better (I think… I can’t really tell if that’s because the end is in sight for my current work or because just everything in my life is just getting better). Nothing much has changed with me, I’m just… I’m me again.


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I’m ringing all the warning bells…

My buddy Dan and I have decided to start training together. Which shall be tough, given that we are on opposite sides of the planet. To that end, a training blog. Neither of us are very good at maintaining fitness currently, so we’re hoping this will help and be funny along the way.


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There’s Hope!

During ABC’s broadcast of the WGC Accenture Match Play today, some of the announcers were questioning why the first group teed off so close to the final pairing. Mike Tirico, who will be in the MNF booth, said that it was partly the fault of ABC because spreading the two groups out would have made for a weird dynamic on television. So at least there’s a chance he’ll bring a touch of honesty to the MNF booth.

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Maybe it’s my fear of heights

I knew I said I would do luge, skeleton or downhill. You’d have to do a lot of convincing to get me to do Freestlye Arials. Holy shit…

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Nordic Combined

So I know it’s really boring to most people, but watching the nordic combined was really cool. First, ski jumping! Woo. But the 15K cross country race was really cool. After 15K, the bronze medal came down to well… a toe. And the winner? Incredibly humble. Didn’t bash Lance Armstrong. Wasn’t drunk. Wasn’t Bode.

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I was so confused until I read the article

So that’s what dacking means…

SYDNEY Swans star Tadhg Kennelly was the first to admit that “dacking” a teammate in front of nearly 400 Catholic high school girls in Wollongong yesterday was the dumbest thing he’d ever done.

The third guy coming in from the back is pretty funny.


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The Winter Olympics

I think the winter olympics are a lot more interesting than the summer olympics, save for one or two summer sports. The winter sports are a lot more dangerous (luge, skeleton anyone?) and a lot more exciting for the most part (the figure skating, not so much).

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Monday Night F***up

MNF is still going to suck. Why?

Mike Tirico, Joe Theismann and Tony Kornheiser will be part of a three-man booth calling the games on Monday nights next season and Suzy Kolber and Michelle Tafoya will be sideline reporters. Kolber and Tafoya both reported from the sidelines for ABC during Super Bowl XL.

I can’t pass judgement on Tirico, yet. Kornheiser? Sure, he’s a sports guy. But he’s like Dennis Miller annoying. I’d still listen to them if he were on it, but with Theismann on the show? He’s atrocious. He’s the worst member of the Sunday Night Football announcing team, and you’re keeping him? Damn.


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ESPeNd.

ESPNs commercials for their new mobile service, according to Dan Shanoff of the Daily Quickie, was supposed to be every

Sports fans’ dream: I’m not shilling when I say the Mobile ESPN ad titled “Sports Heaven” will have every sports fan at your party saying, “Shhh! Everyone shut up so I can hear this!” and “Wait, wait: Hit the TiVo and replay that!”

Except that’s not exactly what happened. ESPNs commercials did more detriment to cellTV than any commercial I’ve seen so far. Why? The consumer was walking along, watching his phone. All around him, sports were going on. Did he see any of this? Perhaps on his phone. Perhaps that’s what they were going for. But in reality, our consumer missed being hit by various balls, run over by various athletes, and generally missed all the goings on of life around him. If you’ve noticed other mobile media providers, they either show people watching “tv” lounging around on everyday stationary objects, or listening to music (combining an iPod (only not crappily like ROKR v1) with a cell phone is a great idea). I’m not the only one who said, whaaaa?!
This is just another in the long string of issues I have with ESPN.


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