Saturday, August 16, 2008

This is sweet!

You know when the pilot of the plane comes on the speaker and says: "Err...ladies and gentelmen, if you look out the left side of the plane you will see the Grand Canyon." I usually hate all those cute things they point out. Anyway I am sure the pilot said something to that affect and this guy got quite a video of a lifetime.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Training today

Well this feast day went well. Other than my SIM card going nuts and me not having a phone all day. Oh, I did get in a nice long run today just a bit over 13 miles. It felt good-ish, kinda! Since the phone was having problems I got a later start than I wanted, and it got nice and hot out there on the run. When you think of how hot things were...the common belief is that when you are running long you add about 20 degrees to the temperature you are running in and that is what it feels like as you run. So you can imaging it was a bit hot and my time kinda stunk, but since it is just training I am not worried. Have a great night and a wonderful tomorrow.

I do feel bad for this bride...

You all know that I just love brides, well go take a look at this story and you will see why I feel bad for the bride and the train wreck that was her wedding cake.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Feast Day on Friday

Don't forget that Friday is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Henry at Vox Nova has long piece up here. You can find more from the Concord Pastor here. Mass on Friday at St. Matthew will be at 9am and 7pm...if you don't come here from Mass, make sure you go somewhere. Peace

UPDATE: The Concord Pastor has a few more quality posts up here, here and here.

More on training.

Well I gave myself two days off (not from the onehundredpushups) from training, so today was another run day...and tomorrow will be a run day as well (13 miles). Many of you know that I grew up as a swimmer, not as good as Tony or Angela...she was our most accomplished swimmer. Anyway since I have been back in the pool and lake and ocean for triathlons I have been using a more effective and efficient stroke. It is called Total Immersion swimming. Tim Ferris has been using TI this year and has a good post up about how the stroke works and how much more effective it is. Enjoy

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Number 667

Here is a great video on how to purchase a car and not get raked over the coals. Do you have any other tips? This video was from an event in Seattle, by Rob Gruhl. Warning: he does use a few choice words, so be aware!

UPDATE: Someone left a comment but did not sign it. If you drop me a note then I will publish your comment. Peace

Where is Fr. Vic

Ok I have not wanted to make this post but here I go. This post is number 666 of my blog. Spooky huh? Well I am not much for superstition but for some reason this one has me. So now I am posting anything just to get it out there. Peace to all...

UPDATE: Read the comment from JB, it is a good one. And yes I do think that cancels it out!

Monday, August 11, 2008


Beyond doing the onehundredpushups challenge (by the way how is that going for you?) I am also competing in tennis each week (won my singles match on Sunday) and training for a few upcoming races. Iplan on racing in the Peachtree City Sprint Triathlon, the Tugaloo International Distance Triathlon, the Berlin Marathon and the Atlanta Thanksgiving Day Half-Marathon. So as you can imagine I have been busy with running, biking and swimming. Last Friday I did a 10 mile run, it was hot, but I felt great. Today I had another big day of training, I needed to ride about 30 miles then get off the bike and run about 6 miles. It is two legs of my international distance triathlon and I needed to see how I did, well I did great thank you very much. My knees hurt a bit, but I am sure I will be fine by my next run (tomorrow). Here are two maps to show you what I rode and ran today. So if you see me out and about on the bike or running, stop and offer me some water, I will not likely turn you down. Peace

UPDATE: OBTW, I was a bit tired today because I was up late watching the Olympics, did you see the Men's 4x100m Freestyle race??? It was epic!

Faithful Citizenship

If you are looking for the copy of the document produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, regarding Faithful Citizenship: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States. You can download a copy here and get a summary of the document here. Also on their main site there are plenty of resources for you to explore in more depth the topics we will be covering during the homily. They also have sections for families and children not old enough to vote, to help with the discussions at home. We will try to get a copy of each homily online by Sunday afternoon.

Here are the homilies so far.
Homily #1 by Fr. Vic
Homily #2 by Fr. Vic (here is what the text looks like formatted so I can preach from it...which is why some of the stuff looks funny when I format it for web consumption)
Homily #3 by Deacon Gayle Peters
Homily #4 by Deacon Salomon Garcia
Homily #5 by Deacon Gayle Peters

UPDATE: Since our series is over, for now, I am letting this slip down the page. I will keep a link on the left hand side of the blog to this post so for future reference you can find all this info.

Just in case you have not seen this...

These people did some work at the 79th Oscars you might remember them from. Enjoy!