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Monday, December 18, 2006

Week off

Ran 13km yesterday down to the beach along to Brighton jetty and back. The beach was packed with people walking and running. I took Addi and she only started to lag behind in the last 2-3 km. That was my first run since last Sunday. It took me all week to get over the sinus infection, but it seems to be gone now, so it was worth it. My left knee is still a little sore though. I'll have to monitor that. Looking forward to keeping running over xmas to work off all the extra food and alcohol consumed.

We had a small family house-warming party yesterday which was good. I still haven't posted any photos of the house, but I'll try and get some up in the next week. Just about everything inside the house is completed. We just need to get our fancy light fittings installed. Outside, there is still a lot of work to be done including in the following order: the driveway, paths around the house, a paved area out the back and of course the garden.

We now have broadband internet and Foxtel, so we should be kept busy at work and play. Of course I abused the novelty of having Foxtel by getting very little sleep on the weekend and watching all sorts of crap (and some good stuff). Watched some NFL on Friday night (49ers vs Seattle). I'd forgotten how much I liked American football. I used to watch it on the ABC hosted by Don Lane when I was a kid. Of course my team back then was the 49ers because they were the dominant team. Then they stopped showing it over here and then we didn't get pay TV, so it has been a long time since I've seen a whole game. NFL is the only American sport I've ever enjoyed. Baseball is too slow and Basketball should only be a 5 minute long game right?. I didn't even get ice hockey, even though I played field hockey my whole life. NFL just seems to be the right mix of tactical sophistication, ball handling skill and brute physical force. Anyway, enough of my love for the pointy-ball game. Hopefully I can catch a few more games over summer.


Anonymous said...

Baseball is only fun when you are playing it (I played for a few years), I tried watching major league on Foxtel and nearly went into a coma. Then again I love Cricket and most American's I meet don't get it :-)

Welcome to the world of Foxtel, make sure you check out A1 (the adventure channel)

Tesso said...

That Foxtel is such a trap! I got rid of mine a while ago after months and months (ok, years) when all I ever watched on it was Seinfeld repeats. The DVDs would've been way cheaper.

Ewen said...

These pretzels are making me thirsty!

Anonymous said...

I have had the Foxtel for a few years now. Was going to ditch it but the new sci-fi channel has roped me back in.

Mr. Nerdbox said...

A runner and an NFL fan, glad I came across your blog.

Don't worry the 49ers are coming, they've got a good young offence.... now they just need to work on the defensive side and they're back atop the NFC West.