Sharks season comes to an end

I had to work, tonight, so Wendy, Roxie and Reagan and me texted through the game. I watched it over the internet and the girls watched on our TV.

We had hope for the Sharks, but ultimately the Oilers were just too much for them, this year. McDavid was an amazing player and even though the Sharks have playoff experience, we just didn’t have the youth and necessary skill to win this series.

I’m proud of my girls for cheering for the Sharks when I’m not home to encourage them.

Game ended 3-1 and the series 4-2. Good season, Sharks. Hopefully we keep Thornton and Marleau another season.

Problems with the Fireboard:
– How do I change WiFi networks? I am set up for home, but now I want to connect to my work network.
(Ok, I see that I can remove my network, which is non-intuitive, but where can I see a list of networks to connect to?)

Sharks vs. Oilers: Game 1 (Sharks win, 3-2)

Armed with a brand new 55″ 4k tv, I settled in to watch the Sharks take on the Edmonton Oilers in the first game of their playoff series. Roxie, Reagan and Lucy joined me for last period, but before that, Reagan was at the doctor to have her ankle examined. She has injured it somehow – maybe in some of her tumbling and gymnastics.

It was a very hard game to watch for a while. The Sharks looked sluggish and defeated as the Oilers ran them around for the first period, gaining a 2-0 lead on a Thorton-less San Jose team.

Couture also didn’t seem himself, almost as if he was protecting his full-masked face from a puck off of Brent Burns stick a couple of weeks ago. So we didn’t look good.

But something happened in the 2nd and 3rd period. The Sharks found their legs, skated faster and seemed to have more confidence. Hertyl was amazing and tough.

The game was pushed to overtime, even as Wendy was reminding me that the girls have early-morning school choir in the morning. I made the girls promise that they’d be happy and productive in the morning, which the agreed to. So we finished the game together, cheering at 11 pm in the living room.

Great game.

Friday core

Pushups total: 200
Planking time: 12 minutes

11:00 am:
-30 pushups
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side
-20 pushups

1:00 pm:
-30 pushups
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side
-20 pushups

2:00 pm:
-30 pushups
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side
-20 pushups

11:15 pm:
-30 pushups
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side
-20 pushups

Wednesday core and diet

11:00 am:
-45 pushups! (record)
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side

12:40 pm:
-30 pushups!
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side

Drank a DP 🙁

Drank another DP 🙁

5:00 pm:
-30 pushups!
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side

7:00 pm:
-30 pushups!
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side

Tuesday core

2:00 pm:
-40 pushups! (record)
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side

7:30 pm:
-30 pushups!
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side

8:30 pm:
-30 pushups!
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds front plank alt lift legs walk
-30 seconds front plank
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted)
-30 seconds side plank (additional 15 seconds leg lifted), opposite side

A coach for Pony Express

Basically, I’ve needed some help for a long time, when it comes to planning out races I’m intimidated by. I’ve toyed around with a few ideas, but today landed on hitting up Patrick Phillips as a coach.

He’s never run a 100 miler, but I did get to crew him last year when he completed Pony Express 50. We’ve been friends for years and we’ve kicked around ultra talk for a long time, so basically he’s qualified.

My first order of business, I think, is to find a 50 mile race I can complete before the end of Summer. That’ll give me my second ultra completion and a little more confidence in finishing up Pony strong.

Next steps: Find a 50 mile race I can use to train for Pony in Oct.

American Pie lyrics, by Don McLean

A long long time ago
I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they’d be happy for a while

But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn’t take one more step

I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
Something touched me deep inside
The day the music died
So

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?
Do you believe in rock and roll?
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that you’re in love with him
‘Cause I saw you dancin’ in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died
I started singin’

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

Now, for ten years we’ve been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rolling stone
But, that’s not how it used to be

When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me

Oh and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned

And while Lennon read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died
We were singin’

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
And singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

Helter skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast

It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance

‘Cause the players tried to take the field
The marching band refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?
We started singin’

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
And singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again

So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
‘Cause fire is the devil’s only friend

Oh and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan’s spell

And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died
He was singin’

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away

I went down to the sacred store
Where I’d heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn’t play

And in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken

And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died
And they were singing

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

They were singing
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die