June 19, 2009

The Congress Bridge Bats

I never would of expected that Austin is the home of the largest urban bat colony in the United States. It turns out there are around 1.5 million bats that call the Congress Avenue bridge home from March until November. I just so happen to live right next to the bridge so they fly over our apartment complex every night.

Flight of the Bats

Here’s a video of the bats coming out at around 8:15 PM:

Near My Apartment

Here’s another video of the bats flying in streaks right near my apartment complex.

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June 16, 2009

P90X: Phase 1 Completed

A little over 4 weeks ago, I wrote a post about starting P90X. It’s an intense workout program that last 90 days and is made up of 3 separate phases. I also did a recap of week 1 and summarized the workouts and how hard they were at first.

Yesterday was officially the last day of phase 4 for me. I ended up being a few days late due to the move to Austin but I still made it. And I can honestly say I feel in great shape. The 3 weeks of workouts followed by the recovery week were intense and kicked my ass far more than anything else I’ve ever done. It’s crazy how much of a workout you can get in your living room.

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June 9, 2009

The Austonian Is Rising

Since I was little kid, I’ve always been interested in skyscrapers and skylines. There is something about tall buildings that just makes me think “awesome” when I see them. I love seeing skylines and I have had the pleasure of seeing many of them from Chicago to Los Angeles. Anyways, the skyline here in Austin […]

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June 5, 2009

Tomorrow Is National Trails Day

(Photo by R.B. Boyer) If you happen to live in Austin, you may have heard about National Trails Day happening tomorrow at the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Volunteers will be helping to keep Austin beautiful by doing various projects. Here is a quick overview of the event from the Austin Parks Foundation website: The National Trails […]

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