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Thursday, November 30, 2006
Ga Ga's House is full of mysteries!
Grandma Ga Ga has a country house straight out of a Cracker Barrel Restaurant. She has all kinds of hand painted signs hanging all over the Log Home at her ranch. In the bath room there was one of these signs hanging over the back of the toilet. It stated, "A wise man washes his hands after he pees. A wiser man does not pee on his hands."


So after visiting Ga-Ga during thanks giving and having a day or two to digest this wisdom, Logan looked at me last night with her big blue eyes. She said, "Dad, Ga-Ga had this sign in her bathroom."

"Uh-oh - whats coming now," I thought.

Logan strained to remember EXACTLY what the sign said. She recited the sign perfectly to me from memory. Then she asked, "Dad - What does that mean??"


Sunday, November 26, 2006
The white pants are gone...
Since the St. Louis game last year the Redskins have been wearing their white pants with the white jerseys - a combo that I hate. Today we are back to the traditional maroon pants. Thank you very much!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
October Workout Summary
September started out great. I got the most running miles in a month for the year. I finished with a great race performance. But then I was sick and slammed at work and that started the downward spiral known as October.

October 1 - 41.9 miles bike (2:36)
October 3 - 3.5 mile run (31 min)
October 5 - 3.5 mile run (31 min)
October 6 - 5 mile run (40 min)
October 7 - 65.1 mile bike (4:08)
October 9 - 5 mile run (43 min)
October 13 - 7 mile run (60 min)
October 16 - First visit with Dr. Bunzo Takamatsu
October 17 - 3.5 mile run (34 min)
October 18 - 5.0 mile run (40 min)
October 20 - Second Visit with Dr. Bunzo
- 2.0 mile run (17 min)
October 23 - Third Visit with Dr. Bunzo
October 24 - 5.0 mile run (40 min)
October 25 - 10 mile LeMond Trainer (37 min)
October 26 - 5.0 mile run (40 min)
October 27 - Fourth Visit with Dr. Bunzo
October 29 - 40 mile bike (2:22)
October 30 - fifth visit with Dr. Bunzo

Grand Totals:
Bike: 157 miles
Run: 44.5 miles
Swim: 0 meters

I don't know where or when or even how it happened, but sometime during October I tweaked my left knee. I have logged 30,000 miles on these knees and have never had a problem before. Yes I have splattered my SI. And yes I have splattered my ankles. But I have NEVER had a knee problem. Until now.

Since Sterling fired me as a patient, I have been getting some acupuncture from Dr. Bunzo Takamatsu. Dr. Bunzo does Japanese Style Acupuncture, and Moxibustion. Bunzo has been stabbing me with both the Goshin and Hinaishin needles. Neither of these are uncomfortable and the Hinaishin are pretty amazing in that they stay inserted for up to a week! Nuts! Bunzo has also been frying me with the Moxibustion which sounds worse than it is.

Results? Well right off the bat, I have been able to sleep without discomfort. Prior to my Bunzo visits, I was taking Celebrix before bed or I would be unable to sleep. Now I have been sleeping much better. Also I noticed right away that I was not as stiff in the morning - particularly after my morning commute. So in short it seems to be helping.

Bunzo has been treating my knee as well as the SI. I have been resting the knee (from running) and it does also seem to be getting better. I hope I can get back to running soon!

Back to September


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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Catamounts Up End BC!
Heh, heh, heh.....

Amazing Stat - UVM v BC: each team has three wins in the series.

Tom Izzo had better not overlook this team on the 21st!

Go Cats! :-)

And everyone thinks that Albany is going to win the America East. The Great Danes? Please.


September Workout Summary
Ok this is a bit late. But give me a break OK? Sheesh!

September 1-3
1500 meter swim
6.8 mile run
76.1 mile bike

September 4-10
Swim: 5000 meters
Run: 11.8 miles
Bike: 84 miles

September 11-17
Swim: 2500 Meters
Run: 16.3 miles
Bike: 86.2 miles

September 18-24
Swim: 1550 meters
Run: 12.4 miles
Bike: 13.8 Miles

September 25-30
Run 3.5 Miles

Grand Totals
Swim: 10550 Meters
Run: 50.8 Miles
Bike: 190.8 Miles

A couple of things that are worth noting.

First off on September 14 Dr. Sterling pretty much fired me as a patient. He told me that there was nothing more that he could do for me. He suggested that I might consider acupuncture which I have been doing since he fired me. The good news was that I slowly weened myself off the Celebrix.

I was very much in a splattered state the week before Tri Rock as previously noted. The week after, I had a full blown cold and generally felt like crap. Hence the single run the last week of September.

Back to August


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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
As far as I know, the Catamounts have never met the Terps. That changes tonight (on ESPN2 no less!) Hot damn! Thank heavens that College Hoops has begun.



Wednesday, November 01, 2006
SuperBlue v Texas Spirit North

Reagan (#8) Examines the play.

Reagan Chases the play.

What to do, What to do?
Well in a rather shocking development, it turns out that Marissa has a bye week, and Reagan's season is over. So after 10 soccer games in eight days, we only have a late Saturday game scheduled for Logan this weekend. ONE FREAKING GAME! I have no idea what to do with myself.

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