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New running shoes

With all that running going on and after Christy bought new running shoes last week I decided to buy some new ones myself today. So down to Boulder where they have a nice store. Boulder Running Company.

They look at your feet and tape you on the thread mill to figure out the best shoes. After testing about three different ones to replace my 5 years + old Asics I ended up buying Asics again. Now I need to put them to the test 😉




Well its a while ago but i decided to start blogging again. We really are enjoying our Erie neighborhood and the more the weather starts to become nicer the more we are doing outdoor activities. One of the activities I started up in January is fitness mostly running and weights and trying to loose some calories. It’s going well, lost almost 35 pounds (15kg) so far.

With the nicer weather I was in need of something to hold my Ipod touch, because I can’t run very long without music so I came across this case you can wrap around your arm.


Its from Griffin technology they always have really good stuff for the ipod and not too expensive.

Also some new earbuds, tunebuds from their website as it was 2 for 1.




I am not a golf player myself but my brother in law pointed out this website, which is an online golf game. It appears they used a robot to make 3D pictures of real golf courses. They plan to launch more different games and more courses over time then the one they have published now. Take a look and make a try if your a golf fan.



Dutch Soccer News: Coaches van Basten and van ‘t Schip quit after European Championship 2008

Yes some great news, although they have an excellent track record with the Dutch team in the past 2 qualification rounds for World Cup and EC, the Dutch team has not impressed the home front with exciting soccer as well as high results. The German World Cup defeat in 2nd round was received disappointing. Although Van Basten always claimed his goal was focusing on World Cup 2010 in South Africa this sudden announcement is not surprisingly for most dutch folks as well as criticasters. I truly believe both have either an offer from a big European Club Team in the pocket where they will substantial earn more then just the salary they receive from the Dutch Soccer association KNVB. Or they might take a step across the Ocean and get a team in the United States like Ruud Gullit recently has done with LA Galaxy Manager assignment.

van Basten - van ‘t Schip

Nevertheless, not impressed and most Dutch folks are glad they leave, some probably want them to go before Euro 2008 in Austria/Switzerland next year so a new fresh head coach can start working already on a good result as well as team build up for World Cup 2010 in South Africa. My personal list of coaches:

1. Guus Hiddink (Has proven to make average or underdog teams towards World Cup success, South Korea, Australia and now Russia are great examples.
2. Dick Advocaat (always good results with team countries, mostly I would just pick him for the tournament itself)
3. Leo Beenhakker (although poor results with Dutch team in 1992 world cup this was mainly not his fault as he was forced by former coach Rinus Michels to go in favor of Johan Cruyff, and no team player wanted him as coach).
4. Foppe de Haan (good for young team, might be good for 2010 or afterwards when his youth players make the national team selection)

I am going to follow closely from here the developments on this and let you know.