Monthly Archives: November 2008

5-hour Energy. . . 7 minute abs?

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Grant and I stopped at Smoothie King the other day for a treat (Grant loves the Gimme-Grape). When I was paying for our smoothies, I saw the display for 6 Hour Power above. I literally started to laugh out loud. You’ve not doubt seen the countless TV ads for 5-hour Energy drink, well it looks like someone tried to “one-up” them with “6” hours of energy. I find this hilarious because it is basically the business model of the hitch-hiking-serial-killer in There’s Something About Mary.

So what happens to the 6 Hour Power folks when someone comes out with a “7 hour” energy drink? Too late, someone has already taken it to the next level with 8-hr Energy . . .stop the madness people.

“Think about it. You walk into a video store, you see 8-Minute Abs sittin’ there, there’s 7-Minute Abs right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?”

Mack Brown’s Texas Recruiting Video

I have a lot of friends that went to Texas. We often get into debates about who is better – LSU or Texas. This year there is no debate and there is a very good chance we will see Texas play Florida in the BCS title game (which is why Texas will probably try and hang 60+ points on the Aggies Thursday). So as a Thanksgiving homage to my Texas friends, enjoy this Mack Brown recruiting tape – “take one of those Holiday Bowl trophies . . . I have plenty of those”

OneSeason finalist for a Mashable Award

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OneSeason was named a finalist this morning in the Mashable Open Web Awards in Sports and Fitness category. I’ve written before about my involvement with OneSeason as an advisor. In fact, I was in San Francisco last week working with the team. It’s amazing what they have accomplished in such a short period of time. The second round of voting begins today. You can vote once during a 24-hour period with one email address at the following link until Sunday, November 30th:

http://mashable.com/2008/11/19/openwebawards-voting-1/.

As with the nominations, this is a popular vote award. We encourage you to ask your friends to vote as often as possible.

Just 1,000 miles to go

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In August I set a goal to ride my bike, technically any of my bikes, 10,000 miles this year. This week I’ll surpass 9,000 miles – so it is looking pretty good. However, this is when it starts to get tough. There is less daylight now (impossible to get in a ride after work). The early mornings are much colder (I’ll soon be battling temps in the 30s if I leave to ride before 9 a.m.). Additionally, with the edition of Baby Lauren, I’ve lost my “bike room”. So my once cozy room designed for indoor training (complete with the bike already set-up, mat, TV with DirecTV and DVD player, box fan, etc.) in now gone. Instead, I now get to ride in the garage or move my rollers into the mudroom (with no TV and where the neighbors can watch me spin away in my spandex shorts through the sliding glass window).

This coupled with other factors has made me realize that I won’t be able to race in 2009. I just won’t have the time necessary to dedicate to structured training (or at least the structured training needed to be competitive). I’m still going to ride as much as I can, but my competitive spirit will need to be satisfied with setting PRs at local rallys and maybe I’ll do the Texas Time Trials this year. I’ll consider this one big “base” year and hopefully come out strong in 2010.

Who knows. I might even finally convert my single speed to a fixie and see what the fixed gear craze is all about.

Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Under the Bridge” – Literal Version

Last week I posted a literal version of A-ha’s Take On Me.┬áIf you liked it, and you’re a fan of 90’s grunge/punk rock, then you’ll love this take on the Chili Pepper’s classic.