Sunday, September 25, 2011

40 weeks to go

This post could have been titled "Shit I keep forgetting to post about".

1. Some kid in Phenie's class is teaching her about Justin Bieber. I ever meet this kid, he's history.

2. Elliott can cuss. Like a sailor. My bad.

3. There's a girl who is occasionally at my bus stop leaving work in the afternoons who is pretty attractive in that Omelettry waitress kind of way. Too much metal in her face for my tastes, but, you know, attractive. She has a lower back (i.e., just above ass crack) tattoo that says in script font "Built for hours of fucking." You know, classy.

4. I love fall. I always have, even in Texas, but up here it's a legitimate season.

5. I may stab one of the residents in the eye if she keeps paging me every 30 minutes for updates on EEGs on patients who haven't had a seizure in days.

6. Actually, I may stab her anyway.

7. I've started running again. I tried a knee brace for a few days, but still got twinges in the right knee despite not going more than a mile and a half. I did some more investigating and decided that I over-pronate when I run. I decided to try getting some legit running shoes with good support instead of the cheapest shoes I could find, which is my usual m.o. I bought some Mizuno support shoes and they seem to be working. They are noticeably heavier than my cheap Adidas, though. I continued to do some reading and decided I also had knee pain from iliotibial band syndrome. So I started doing some specific stretches and exercises. I'm also taking this running program much more slowly than my last venture. I'm doing a slow pace, 30-minute run twice a week. I've been hitting 2.5 to 2.8 miles each time. I'm also jumping rope twice a week for 20 minutes. I've read this can strengthen the arches of my feet which might help with the knee pain as well. It also lets me do some cardio with less range of motion at the knee, thus less risk of aggravating the ITBS. So far so good. Every once in a while I still feel a little burn in the knee, but nothing like it was.

8. Aggies fell apart against Okie State. LOL. Why they didn't come out in the second half and simply run Gray and Michael to victory, I'll never know. They've got two all-conference backs and a very solid OL. They also have a relatively weak and slow secondary (especially with their best DB not playing due to injury). The strategy has got to be "grind clock and avoid turnovers."

9. Texas looked great against UCLA, but I hesitate to get too excited about the season yet. OU, Okie State, and the Ags are all still likely to kill the Horns. Baylor's offense is looking very tough, though I think they're win over TCU is fool's gold since TCU has their worst team of the last 5 years. Still, it's good for Texas that they play Baylor at the end of the season when their comfort with the new offense and defense should be at it's highest.

10. RG3 for Heisman, btw.
Passing Yards PCT YPA Long TD INT Sacks Rating
70/82 962 85.4 11.73 66 13 0 2 236.2
18/116 6.4 35 0


Ojo Rojo said...

1. End him.

2. I'm going to have to develop a filter very soon.

3. You're kidding, right?

6. LOL'd

8. For the first time in my life I rooted for the out of state team. Aggies are dead to me.

llogg said...

3. Nope. She catches the 4:15 campus connector.
6. Just one facet that makes the move up here a terrible fucking decision.

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