Monthly Archives: August 2008

August 31, 2008 posted by

The China Chronicles

not your typical half time entertainment. I’m back in the States—writing at 4:30 in the morning because my jet lag abatement plan got diverted by a flu I picked up…

August 23, 2008 posted by

One World. One Dream.

not exactly communist archecture This Olympics is being called China’s coming out party. After a 45 billion (yes, billion, with a b), one would expect that things might be a…

August 22, 2008 posted by

Kings Of The Beach

the block that got bigger and bigger “I don’t think they should even call it beach volleyball anymore,” said Jon. “Because it’s really sand volleyball. Beaches no longer come into…

August 22, 2008 posted by

Once Around

in front of the bird’s nest It’s been a frustrating Olympics for our sprint team. Americans have dominated the sprints throughout Olympic history. We’re not exactly fading, either, but these…

August 22, 2008 posted by


me, jon, gail It’s interesting hanging around Beijing because many of the “tourists” you happen to run into end up looking familiar. This is because you’ve probably seen them on…

August 21, 2008 posted by

Like Rocky IV, with Bikinis

We were here in the last great bastion of communism, to witness beach volleyball final in what promised to be a remake of Rocky IV, only this time with bikinis….

August 20, 2008 posted by

Let The Games Begin

How not to get sick on a flight: Immune Boost Formula and champagne We’re finally in Beijing. After a long but quite relaxing flight(s) we’re ready to witness the spectacle….

August 13, 2008 posted by

7 Days To Beijing

A week from now my friend, and boss, Jon Congdon and I will be in Beijing, representing Beachbody at the Olympics. We’re pretty psyched. I’ll be blogging whenever I can….

August 11, 2008 posted by

Crazy 8’s

8-8-08 was the starting date of both the Olympics and the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. OR is a biannual event where most of my friends get…

August 7, 2008 posted by topadmin

Emigration: Freeze Creek

No Star Tuesday: Round Two Topping last week’s horrid routes was going to be a challenge. With Mick off backpacking in the Winds and Romney having been spoilt by the…