An Old Man Changed My Ride (and maybe my life) Tonight

jacobnewton1018:

Great reminder that sometimes we need to slow down and listen to those who have gone before us.

Originally posted on THE SKY RUNNER:

“Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

This evening, during my training ride, I came upon an old man sitting next to his bike on the side of the trail.  The paved trails of Houston are quite popular during this hour, especially on a beautiful day like today, so I pass by tons of people on this trail and think nothing of it.  But today, something told me to stop and ask if he was okay.

“I’m tired,” he stated. “I outdid myself. I’ve done 12 miles already and this trail can get hilly.”  I immediately offered him some of my water, another thing I would hardly think to do for a stranger. To my surprise, he gladly accepted.

I spent the next 30 minutes listening to this old man’s life story in awe.  He is 85 years old, helped found…

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February Montage!

I was inspired by a video somebody posted on Reddit at the start of the new year.  They created a video with 1 second from every single day in 2014.

I wasn’t quite as ambitious, maybe I’ll work my way there, but I did create a video where I filmed 4 seconds from every day in February 2015.  You can view that below.  And the link for the video that inspired me can be found in the description.

– Jacob

John Kellogg’s Corn Flake Shake!

Today is the birthday of John Kellogg, co-creator of corn flakes!  The man was also a doctor who had some… “weird”… practices.  One of those was being an advocate of yogurt enemas.  That is exactly what it sounds like.

Anyways!  Today I made a milkshake to celebrate his birthday!

Enjoy!

– Jacob

Cracker Jack Shake!

On a February 19th, 1913, the first prize was put into a box of Cracker Jack thus changing the food forever! Today, I make a Cracker Jack milkshake to celebrate! What prize will I find inside?

I really enjoyed making this video AND the milkshake was delicious!  I hope you enjoy it and if you try it for yourself let me know what you thought of it.

– Jacob

Bros in Booths Getting Burritos

You may have heard of Jerry Seinfeld’s online show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.  This is my poor rip-off version, Bros in Booths Getting Burritos. My friend Randall and I talk New Years runners, celebrity impressions and help celebrate a birthday!

Enjoy it.  Or don’t.

– Jacob