Aug 20, 2010

Random Ramblings

Day 293

I know what you are thinking.  TWO Random Ramblings in one week?

I just have a lot to say and some of them I wanted to say last Monday but I didn't want the blog to run to long.

Wednesday was Logan's first day back at school. He is now in the 2nd Grade! No longer is my kid a new child in school, now he is a vet in school. He likes his new teacher (which is good considering she is very professional and takes schoolwork VERY seriously) and he likes his fellow schoolmates.

This is Logan in the morning. He looks a little apprehensive doesn't he?

He looks much better after school.

Yeah, he is back to normal alright.

So I did something this morning that I didn't think I would ever do. I have to admit that I was motivated by my fellow blogger and cousin Jaimee and her first 5K race. I even went as far as making a goal to run a 5K this year or the next.

But curiosity got the better of me. Maybe the better saying would be curiosity killed the cat since I am dead tired.

I ran a test 5K run today. I went to the the Logan River trail where it is nice and shaded and is 2 miles long and I marked off where 3.1 miles would be, plugged in my iPod with some running music and hit the trail. I wasn't impressed with my time (29:23) but hey, it was my first "race" and I am still alive although I feel like those cats. We'll see when I do a real race.

By now you know that my favorite football team is the New York Jets. Last year they hired a brash and outspoken coach in Rex Ryan and I know he can rub people the wrong way. But I love the guy. The Jets are in the new season of HBO's Hard Knocks. The show is a reality sports documentary television series produced by NFL Films and HBO. The series follows the Jets through training camp and provides an in-depth perspective of the team's preparation for the upcoming season. As the viewer you get to watch all the team's inside jokes and pranks, players' family matters, and position battles. The series especially focuses on rookies' adjustments to the NFL, usually with the team's highest draft selection and an undrafted or journeyman player that looks to make the team.

I am hooked. Not only because it is the Jets but because of how candid the series is and what it is really like to be on a professional football team. I will warn you, it is pretty colorful in terms of language. Rex Ryan tells it like it is. If you like football I highly recommend checking it out. HBO has a censored version of the first episode streaming off of their website. You do have to register with HBO first but I used some fake info so I can watch the episode for free. I have only watched the first episode and after I finish this blog I am going to check out the 2nd one.


  1. Well, I am super impressed with your 5K!! Good for you!!!

  2. That is very impressive about you doing a 5K test run!! Also, I loved "The Far Side" reference there!

  3. I think it's awesome you set that goal. I also think it's awesome that you actually tried it!

    Uh, my nephew looks way too grown up...

  4. Under 30 minutes is not bad at all for a "test" run ... I was actually hoping when I get out and start "training" again that I could be under 30 mins and I play lots of basketball, etc. so I am impressed. But I reserve the right to be depressed if I cannot beat that time ... :)