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Working for the Weekend

December 19, 2008

Wow, I’ve got a heck of a weekend coming up. My good friend and fitness coach Sean Ahmadi and I met up for lunch yesterday to discuss my training for the upcoming weeks, culminating at the 12 hour Race at Warda Feb 14th. We came up with a plan to supplement the P90x strength program I will continue to do. It calls for long rides on Saturdays and Sundays, and shorter more intense rides on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, in addition to some long rides this weekend, I will be making christmas gifts for friends and family.

This year, I decided to make stuff for everybody instead of buying junk that people don’t really need and don’t really appreciate. There is something about a hand crafted gift that provokes more thoughtfulness and caring than a piece of plastic from Wal Mart. That should take up a pretty good portion of time.  And by the way, if I can’t come up with something useful to make for any recipient, I will donate to a charity in their honor. It’s a hard pill to swallow when you stop and think of all the excess and materialism our society has conditioned us to live with, while a lot of folks in the world struggle to secure their next meal. So if you’re a family member reading this, don’t be surprised if someone else you don’t even know gets a flock of chickens in your name instead of you getting scented body wash or a DVD. If you’re wondering why a flock of chickens, it’s because I’m leaning more towards this charity here. I urge you to open the eyes of your loved ones by doing something similar. While you’re at it, check out this site for more on the true spirit of christmas.

Back on topic, Colleen’s parents will be in town and have graciously invited me to lunch, and I’m not about to pass that one up. The Cowboys play their final regular season game at Texas Stadium saturday night, and I’m not about to miss that one either. I have to find some time in there to continue my P90x workouts, eat dinner, stretch, and sleep. If there is anytime left,  I will head over to the convention center for some holiday cheer, Austin style, for the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. I wish everyone a productive and restful weekend. Remember to spend less, and give more

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  1. December 20, 2008 3:42 am

    Here’s another great donation site- http://www.kiva.org.
    It lets you loan money to people in other countries. When they pay it back, you can loan it out again or put it back in your pocket. Either way you help boost someone’s dream of making their life better.

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