Tonight Texas will take on Arkansas in the AdvoCare Bowl in Houston, Texas. The game is sold out but there will be plenty of places to watch around town.
This will be your last opportunity to see Texas play this year. For those that missed the controversy this weekend, the Arkansas head coach was photographed giving the “Horns Down” sign while shaking Charlie Strong’s hand. Needless to say some Texas fans are up in arms about this whole ordeal and are defiantly out for a win today!
The ultimate 5k fun run, Neon Dash, is coming to The Travis County Expo Center on September 13th! Prices increase tomorrow, so be sure to hop on this one ASAP and use the coupon code: 365 for $5.00 off the ticket price.
Here are all the details from the folks at Neon Dash:
Our night time 5k Fun Run will have you Walking, Running or Dancing through our course while we cover you in vibrant Neon Colors from head to toe! NEW IN 2014- we’ve added a FOAM ZONE!
Now you can get covered with Neon AND run through a giant bog of glowing FOAM! This glowing color fest will surely energize and pump you up with exhilarating music from our multiple Glow Zones™ while you conquer this electric 5k in style.
Join thousands as you cross the Finish Line into the After Dash Bash™, filled with performers, music, refreshments, Neon Colors, Foam, and tons of Ultra Violet Blacklight festivities! This charity run allows you to give back while taking away glowing memories created along this epic 5k course.
Every participant becomes part of the show as they glimmer and glow the night away in this one of a kind extravaganza! You’ve never experienced anything like this!
In addition to the $5.00 off code, we’re also giving away tickets for two to the dash!! Just tag who you would bring with you on the 365 Facebook or Instagram page to be entered to win!
For the very first time, Austin is hosting the X Games. The event takes place June 5-8 at the Circuit of the Americas, and it’s going to be bigger than ever. Austin’s X Games will be a lot more than just the competitions—nine separate festival villages will be featured, with bands, games, a skate ramp, kart racing, an ESPN Clubhouse, and lots more.
Austin’s X Games will be huge, so be sure to come prepared to have the most fun possible. Here’s your X Games Preparedness List to make sure you stay happy and comfortable:
Sensible footwear: You’ll be standing (and possibly dancing, riding go karts, skateboarding, etc.) all weekend, so be nice to your feet and wear something more substantial than flip-flops.
Camping gear: Camping is allowed at the Austin X Games for a variety of fees that get you access to camping amenities. Find more info on the camping page.
Sun defense: Yep, Austin’s hot, and the sun can be cruel over the course of a day spent outdoors. Bring plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and remember to reapply.
Water bottle: You can’t bring outside food or drinks into the festival, but you can bring a water bottle to keep filled at the water refilling stations parked throughout the venue. Again, June in Austin can zap you of hydration, so don’t land yourself in the medical tent with a case of heat exhaustion.
Camera: Tons of cool stuff will be happening all around you, so keep your phone handy or bring a camera to capture it all.
Where do I find out more?
Check out the full X Games Insider’s Guide from Realty Austin, which includes info about buying tickets, the athletes, and bands slated to appear, and much more.
The Texas Rollergirls bouts are one of the most raved about “things to do” in Austin, and for good reason. This Sunday will be the first match up of their 2014 season!
Saturday is your chance to come out and see what all the fun is about. This is a very family friendly event, and fans are encouraged to come early and take pictures with the girls. Don’t miss out on the excitement!
Here is a fun video they made to get you in the rollergirl spirit!
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Austin, are you ready? After beating out a handful of cities from around the country (sorry Detroit), ESPN has declared Austin as home to the X Games for the next four years. The much anticipated sporting and entertainment event is coming the first weekend of June, and it’s going to be wild.
Expect everything from extreme sports, to an epic concert line-up that includes Kanye West, Pretty Lights and The Flaming Lips. All of this is happening right in our backyard at Circuit of The Americas. Don’t miss your chance to score some of these early-bird tickets.
Use this exclusive pre-sale code: XGACOTA to buy tickets starting at 8am tomorrow, before they go on sale to the public at Noon.
X Games Austin Date: June 5- June 8th
Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78617
Unless you live under a rock, you’re probably familiar with the concept of donation-based yoga in Austin. Donation-based fitness boot camps, however, are a relatively new idea.
Recently named the ‘Best Outdoor Workout’ and ‘Best Boot Camp’ of 2013 by Austin Fit Magazine, Stronghorn Fitness is on the forefront of this new movement with their increasingly popular ‘Saturday Sweat Sessions.’ The concept is pretty simple; just show up at the Austin High School track at 10am with a yoga mat (or thick towel) and some water. No prior signup is required.
The workouts change weekly, but here’s an idea of what the hour will look like:
18-20 minute circuit style workout and high intensity interval training
10-15 cool down with yoga, stretches and breathing
Last weekend, over 80 participants showed up for the first ‘Sweat Session’ of the year! Needless to say, this is a great way to help you achieve your fitness goals for 2014. And hey, maybe you’ll make some new friends in the process…
Love him, hate him, think it’s time for him to move on? It doesn’t matter we are city that lives and breaths Longhorn football and tonight is the last night Mack Brown will be coaching our beloved team.
There are so many great moments in Texas football that I will remember under Mack. It will undoubtedly be a game played with a lot of heart as it would be great to see him end his Texas coaching career on a win! The Oregon Ducks are favored to win but I believe it’s anyone’s game.
While I’m sure that almost every bar with a TV will have the game on here are a few of my favorite places to watch games: Doc’s, Third Base, Gourmands, Little Woodrow’s, The Goodnight, Cover 3, Top Golf, Corner Bar, Scholz Garten, CU29, Haymaker and Black Sheep Lodge.
Throughout the course of the last 24 hours there has no doubt been tons of memories and flashbacks of great moments in Texas sports. For me, these are my top 3 Mack Brown moments. I could go on about his character, integrity and what he brought to the game, University and fans for hours but I digress. Texas Forever.
The 2011 Texas A&M Game. 25-27 win. Texas scored a field goal at the end of the 4th quarter to seal the win in the last match up in the Texas/Texas A&M rivalry.
LASTY, this speech after they won the 2006 National Champion. The last minute is the best part and true testament to his character. “I don’t want this to be the best thing to ever happen in your life. When you’re 54 I don’t want you to say winning a football game is the best thing that has ever happened in my life. You’ll have it and you’ll be a champion the rest of your life, you make sure that’s one of the best sports things in your life but you promise me if you have enough about you to win a National Championship, you got enough about you to be a great citizen, a great role model, a great father and a great leader in your community. That’s what we’re looking for when you get out of here, that’s what we want.”
It’s the time of year most people abandon their fitness regimes. It’s cold, you already plan on overeating during the holidays, and you’ll get back at it in January. I’ve been there, but this year will be different. Rather than torturing myself come the new year, I’m going to be proactive and give myself a head start.
Jess Martin at Stronghorn Fitness will be my ally in this. He’s the founder of an awesome boot camp here in town that has opened multiple locations throughout the city. If you’ve never been to a boot camp, it’s probably the easiest way to stay motivated in reaching your goals. Both the instructors and the other students will push and encourage you to maximize your efforts. It’s also not a bad way to meet new people.
Still not convinced that this is for you? When you mention that you’re a follower of 365 Things Austin, they’ll give you a week to try out classes for FREE. Classes are held M-TH at 6:15am and 6:15 pm, Friday at 6:15am and Saturday at 9am.
Here’s a short video that may paint a better picture, but I promise that not everyone in the class looks like an Abercrombie model (but some of them do). People of all ages and fitness levels attend, and the classes really are a lot of fun.
Check out their website for more details, and feel free to email or call Jess with any questions you might have. Bring water and a Yoga mat if you have one!