Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Saw Wall-E!

My wife and I recently saw it finally. We, like the vast majority of people who have blogged or posted about the movie loved it. Not much more I could add to the overall discussion. I thought the Earth scenes were fantastically rendered and incredibly detailed. The scenes on the Axiom were also great. Another home-run for Pixar, but not a surprise. I know some people keep waiting for them to stumble, but I can't see it happening anytime soon.

Something different-Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

So, in the course of my job search and general Internet surfing over the last few weeks, I’d seen several blog posts about Joss Whedon’s sci-fi supervillain musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Act I was released yesterday, Act II will be released Thursday 7/17, and Act III will be released Saturday 7/19. The episodes are also available on iTunes. It’s hard to describe, but it is great! Please check it out.

Yesterday, the website’s servers crashed, so it may be tough to get directly to Act II tomorrow, but keep trying. This is definitely worth the effort of continually checking to see if you get through.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Still haven’t seen Wall-E!

I still haven’t seen Wall-E yet. My wife and I hope to see it tomorrow, but we need to arrange for someone to watch our son so we can go. I think it will work out to go tomorrow and I’m excited. I’ve heard a lot about it and it sounds like it’s really good.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Goofy Challenge training update

So I made it through the first week of training and felt good. I spent the weekend at my wife’s family cabin in Northern Minnesota and ran three of the four days we were there. My brother-in-law joined me for two of the training runs. He runs faster than I do (not so much that I burn out or anything like that), so I get a good workout when we run together.

This was the first time that I ran four days in a row and I thought I would be either really tired or really sore. I’m neither, interestingly enough. I actually felt pretty good, so maybe this base training idea is a good thing for me to do. Because I’m running both the half-marathon and the full marathon, I don’t expect to set a PR for either race, but I would like to try to finish in around the same times that I have finished previous races. That would mean doing the half in around 2:15 and the full in around 5:15. What I’d really like to do is finish the half right around 2:00, preferably a little quicker, and finish the full just under 5 hours. Yes, I’d be tired Sunday and Monday, but I’d probably recover quicker (barring injury, of course) by doing this base training program. We’ll see how this progresses.