Monday, January 21, 2008

Pack-Giants-Pats, Morning Run

Seriously? The East Rutherford New Jersey Giants beat the Packers? In Green Bay? Man, tough to figure that one out. That guy Tynes, the kicker for the Giants, he essentially got himself fired by missing that game-winning field goal with 4 seconds left. Looks like, unless he screws up in the Super Bowl, his job might be safe now after that miracle kick from 47 yards to win the game and send all of Wisconsin into a state of depression.

Even though I grew up (fairly) close to the Meadowlands where the Giants play, I became a Bears fan, completely dissing my home state football teams. As a Bears fan I'm supposed to HATE everything about Green Bay... but come on, how can you hate Brett FARVE?! I was hoping the Pack would win 'cause New England-Green Bay in the Super Bowl would have been an incredible game! Oh well. What we're lookin' at now:

New England

That's pretty much a blow out.
(sorry, Nazz.) I actually think giving the Giants a TD & a field goal is fairly generous. The Patriots' defense is just gonna crush Eli Manning.

Like I said, Packers-Patriots would have been a great game (probably.)

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh probably never went running in Bolivia.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!
Monday Morning Run: 16 minutes 35 seconds(+8)
Run Time - January:2 hours 22 minutes

Decided to wake up way before work today to get a run in this morning rather than tonight after my shift is over. Unfortunately I'm continuing to not have a decent rate at which I'm running ... what I mean is it's been almost 3½ days since my last one. Not good. Just plain and simple not good. However many runs I've had this month so far, it's not enough and it should be more. Hopefully I can redeem myself.

And due to not timing my Playlist correctly, I only added 8 seconds today. Whoops. I guess that's better than adding 0 seconds. And running for 16½ minutes is better than not running at all. Gotta look at it positively!!

Not a bad time on the track indoors once again. Fairly easy run it was. Back for about 30 minutes now, showered and ready to get back in my truck to go work... and I'm feelin' great! I almost feelin' like I wanna run AGAIN when my shift's over at 9 tonight! Not gonna happen, one a day's good enough. Can't anyway -- the Sarah Conner Chronicles is on. I don't usually give a crap about TV shows on in primetime, the new TV season means nothing to me, but this late season starter I've seen all 3 times now and tonight's #4. Great freakin' show!!

Running tunes from
the album of the day...44 sec

Chris Tomlin - See The Morning (2006)Chris Tomlin

See The Morning


How Can I Keep From Singing?
Made To Worship
Let God Arise
Everlasting God
Glory In The Highest
Awesome Is The Lord Most High
Uncreated One
Let Your Mercy Rain
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

For good heaping helping of Christian bands/artists, there's a song or two that I've heard before when I once spent some time listening to a pretty cool Christian radio station. I often tried to catch the weekly Top 20 Countdown and that kept me current on much of what was popular in the world of Christian radio. Made To Worship by Chris Tomlin was without a doubt on that Top 20 at one time, and probably for a whole bunch of weeks and probably, quite possibly, it hit #1 for a week or two. So based on that I wanted to check out his music in the future and this morning the future arrived, well, actually today was the third listen for this album in a few days now.

Really good tunes here. Tomlin, I believe I read, is the worship leader at a church in Austin, Texas... so it makes sense that much of what he writes is heavy on praise. A lot of other popular artists often write songs which praise the Lord but don't call out His name at all. Not the case here. And I think it's because of that that the music doesn't fully stray into Play It Loud territory. A few songs have a pretty fast pace to them... but much of this is more closer to the land of softer adult contemporary -- less loud guitars, more comforting than window rattling. Probably nothing here that can reach out and appeal to the unchurched. This is definitely not that kind of music. Overall it's not bad. I could see myself listening to it again eventually.

There's a pretty good review at Christian Music Today.

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Nazz Nomad said...

Wish I could say that I was confident that the Giants could beat the Gaytriots. Hard to see how N.E. could lose. However, I see a close game. The Giants can score against anyone and the Gaytriots Defense is opportunistic at best. Which means that if the annointed one (aka Eli) can play smart for a fourth straight week (and that's a big "if"), then the Giants should be able to keep it close. And if Brady plays as shaky as he did against the injury depleted Chargers (and WHAT was the deal with Landanian pussying out????), then it could get interesting.

It's been a great season, since the feeling in Noo Yawk was that Big Blue was heading for a 6 and 10 season.

But... I... want... more!

Countertop said...


Perhaps you missed the last game of the regular season where the Giants outplayed the Pats and should have beaten them. Or maybe you just haven't been paying attention, watching as the Pats get sloppier and sloppier each week over the last half of the season as the Giants get better and better.

Me, I think the Pats peaked weeks ago and are running on luck right now. The Giants, they have the big Mo and are Peaking just at the right time. Now, if only they could get that secondary healthy . . .

Anonymous said...

How could you go so wrong? I'm sitting here in Northern N.J. telling myself....Hey anyone can move out, but, move out being a Bears fan. Disgrazia.....Jints by 3!!!!!!!!

Zooomabooma said...

Growing up in Northern NJ it would've made sense for me to choose the Giants or Jets when i was but a wee football player myself. But nay. I was even lucky enough growing up to see each of play dozens of times at the Meadowlands (and I remember seeing my first football game (The Jets) at Shea.)

I think I have a legitimate reason for picking the Bears. My dad grew up in a suburb close to the north side of Chicago... he was always a Bears fan... so I drifted to Da Bearz as a kid and stuck with 'em. Could you blame me? I mean seriously -- Walter Payton. 'Nuff said!

But I'll say more -- the 1985 Bears! One of the best teams EVER!

So while I still have a profound appreciation for Bergen County and North Jersey, I chose not to be a sheep and I went with being different.

But you have chosen to disrespect my father and for that I could have you killed.... if i was in the mob, which I'm not... or am I?

Watch your back, anonymous. Watch your back.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated