Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter and Go Army!

It's Easter morning, and my house is still pretty quiet.  I'm therefore doing my best to catch up on all things Army Football.

Sally and I are hoping to attend several games this year, including the Yale game (at Yale), the Air Force game, the UConn game at Yankee Stadium, and the last home game of the year, against my other (MBA) alma mater Fordham.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Last Night's Swim Workout

After eating, drinking, and basically sitting around all week in Albany, I got in the pool last night to try to burn off some of those calories.  The best thing about swimming is that it's a zero-impact sport, so while overtraining one day might make you sore, it won't actually injure you unless you do something really  stupid.

News Saturday (or what passes for it these days)

Ugh.  Truth is, there is a pathetic lack of interesting news today.

Shatner was such a great Star Trek lead because he came across manly.  Nobody since has quite pulled that off.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Five Things on a Friday: The "New Kind of War" Edition

Greetings from Albany!

I'm up here for a class, and I've got about an hour.  Let's hope I can get Five Things down.

1.  It gets cold in Albany.
We had seventy-degree weather over the weekend and into Monday in the City, and it was still reasonably warm, if rainy, when I got into town.  But that all changed Tuesday night.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This Morning's Swim Workout

I'm in Albany this week. That's important to you because it means that I'm not doing swim practice with my Tri Club this week; I had to go this morning early before driving Upstate. 

For what it's worth, I don't think I swim particularly well in the mornings.  I compensated this particular morning by doing my main set pull. 

Warm Up:
-- 5 x 100 free @ 1:30 (easy)
-- 200 kick (fly)

Main Set:
-- 10 x 100 pull @ 1:25 (lazy aerobic pace)

-- 50 easy
-- 2 x 50 fly @ :55 (mid-tempo)
-- 50 Warm Down

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Morning News

I know, I know.  I'm supposed to be on hiatus.  But there were a few things that caught my eye this morning.

Xenophobic Chill Descends on Moscow (NYT)
'From the mo­ment that Rus­sia’s in­va­sion and an­nex­ation of Crimea cast a new, bit­ter chill over re­la­tions with the West, a sin­is­ter jingo­istic vibe has per­vad­ed this un­set­tled cap­i­tal — stirred up by state-con­trolled tele­vi­sion and Mr. Putin him­self.

“Some West­ern politi­cians are al­ready threat­en­ing us not just with sanc­tions but al­so the prospect of in­creas­ing­ly se­ri­ous prob­lems on the do­mes­tic front,” the pres­i­dent said in his speech an­nounc­ing plans to ab­sorb Crimea in­to the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion. “I would like to know what they have in mind ex­act­ly: ac­tion by a fifth col­umn, this dis­parate bunch of ‘na­tion­al trai­tors,’ or are they hop­ing to put us in a wors­en­ing so­cial and eco­nom­ic sit­u­a­tion so as to pro­voke pub­lic dis­con­tent?”'