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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Welcome Jacques


This site has never been a "personal" webpage for either Jonathan or I.

It's still personal of course, in that all we write about are our own passion and interests, and give our opinions on sports events and physiology, with as much of an evidence-based approach as possible. But it's definitely not one of those personal blogs where people show photographs of their favourite pets, a flower they saw in the forest, or tell stories about the popular restaurants they frequent.

But for this post (and only this one), I'm breaking the culture and abusing "author privilege" to send a message of congratulations to Jonathan and his wife, Lara, who have been blessed this week with the arrival of their first child, Jacques Ronald Dugas. Jacques weighed in at a healthy 3.2kg, and is the newest member of The Science of Sport team.

It will be a while yet until he starts contributing to the content (kidding), but we certainly hope that we're still around if he does!

I've known the Dugases for seven years, first as students, then as colleagues in Cape Town, then with Jonathan as a partner on this site, and now as mother and father to Jacques (and maybe more in the future). Arguably their most significant role yet, and I know they'll be a wonderful family. So here's to Jonathan, Lara and Jacques, and wishing them many happy years of fruitful family living. There can be fewer richer blessings.

Now, let's get to the sports action, and the preview of the Alps in the Tour de France, directly below this post!



Ian said...

Many Congrats!

Anonymous said...

These are the happiest news I have read from your blog! My sincerest wishes to the family of Jonathan, as a father I know what the arrival of your first child feels like.

P.S. Ross rules are meant to be broken, and there is no better opportunity than this very special event.


Christopher Tassava said...

Congratulations! Kids are the best thing ever - and they demand a unique combination of long-term strength and short-term power.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jonathan! Best wishes to you and your new family.

Anonymous said...

Hearty Congratulations and best wishes Jonathan. Welcome to the new sports scientist.

Anonymous said...

I know you guys weren't born yesterday, but this new kid ....

I guess Ross will now have the opportunity to do some articles on "sleep deprivation effects on sports scientist" by observing Jonathon's performance degradation over the next few months.

Congratulations to the new family.

Christopher Tassava said...

Congratulations! Kids are the best thing ever - and they demand a unique combination of long-term strength and short-term power.