Monday, September 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

I couldn't wait for success,
so I went ahead without it.

via Variety

Jonathan Harshman Winters III

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Click on Pics for Enlargificationing

These were posted on the Thru-Hike blog.  They're two of my favorites from the Maine section.

Bald Pate


When we had them, the views in Maine were fantastic!

What could go wrong?

Chilly reception at the NOC February 26

via Wikipedia
Seemed like every time we had a tough choice to make out on the trail, it turned out to be a mini-disaster.  Eventually, I began adding "What could go wrong?" after each decision.

Knowing how our leaders have tackled "Border Security", the "War on Poverty", and the "War on Drugs", how much faith do you have in their "War on Supplements"?  Read more here.

Insert:  What could go wrong?

Thanks to USA Swimming for sharing this funny...they don't really believe, do they?

In case you haven't seen them, here are the UT men's Orange/White meet results.  No, they weren't tapered/shaved.

Coach Reese recently spoke at the TISCA coaches' clinic in Austin.  As usual, he was both entertaining and informative.  His best "stuff" comes when he's gone off on a tangent, then follers that with another tangent (or three).

Check out combined results from yesterday's North Texas pentathlon meet.

Quote of the Day

If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

via Catalyzing Change


Friday, September 25, 2015

Athletic Foodie Update

via Athletic Foodie

Olympic swimmer turned stunt cyclist Garrett Weber-Gale gives us the latest on his business in this Swimming World article.

Great results ain't easy, easy results ain't great.

SW: When did the idea for AthleticFoodie spring to mind?

GWG: We started AthleticFoodie in 2009, as a way to start helping athletes learn about sports nutrition, and use it to not only feel better, but improve overall performance. AthleticFoodie began as a blog that published nutrition content, a place where we shared healthy recipes, and put on events with sports teams and schools.

AthleticFoodie snacks became an idea in 2014 after interviewing over 120 athletes and their parents about the things they struggle with, regarding nutrition and performance. It was obvious that the parents didn’t have much time, and were not sure how to best fuel their athletes. The athletes also didn’t know much about nutrition, and it became apparent that we could really help them.

We came up with the concept of shipping snacks, designed specifically for a swimmer’s performance, directly to the swimmer’s doorstep. It has been amazing to hear such positive responses from the athletes and parents around the country who are shipped AthleticFoodie snacks. We knew this would be a way that we could help many athletes achieve better performance, while also making parents’ lives easier.

Quote of the Day

A nation can have a constitution or it can
have a bureaucracy.  It cannot have both.

via fanshare

François-René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Quote of the Day

I promise to play for the logo on the
front, not the name on the back.

via tinypic

Sidney Patrick Crosby

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

I never said most of the things I said.

via SB*Nation

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra

Friday, September 18, 2015


KATY needs an age group coach.  Details at ASCA site here.

Dripping Springs (YMCA) needs a swim coach.  Info here.

Quote of the Day

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

via Huffington Post

Amelia Mary Earhart

Monday, September 14, 2015

Quote of the Day

I never thought I'd lead the NBA
in rebounding, but I got a lot of
help from my teammates -
they did a lot of missing.

via USA Today

Moses Eugene Malone

Friday, September 11, 2015

Quote of the Day

Wise men speak because they have something to
say;  fools because they have to say something.

via Unequally Yoked


Saturday, September 05, 2015

Prescription Strength Nature

Found here

Labor Day Weekend

Let's salute the workin' man/woman this weekend:

Here's a pic from May.  Missed a turn in Pennsylvania and ended up lost for forty-five minutes out on Boulderfield Trail.  That's probably where my foot pain started going from just horrible to nearly unbearable...

Journal entry for the stretch that included that "adventure" is here

The Richardson Family YMCA needs a program director

The JCC Piranhas Swim Team (Austin) needs a head coach

Northstar School (Arlington) needs a middle/high school swim coach.  Contact Lisa Odom

TISCA clinic schedule is here.  The Doubletree is sold out, so you'll need to either pitch a tent or find a different hotel.  Let me know if you need a (very, very used) tent...

Edited 9/6/15, 9:30 p.m.:

While out on the trail, I heard the UIL was going to allow 24 qualifiers to state meet in each division.  Thought it was a done deal and we'd be seeing that happen this year.  Guess that may not be the case.  We'll see...

Quote of the Day

My former wife made me a millionaire.
I used to have three million dollars.

via HockeyGods

Robert Marvin "Bobby" Hull