Monday, February 22, 2010

Whose Couch Is This Anyway?

So we have a small dilemma. Sidetrack once issued a rule... no dogs on the couch! HA!
As the saying goes, "Do as I say, not as I do!" It's difficult to tell who is more comfortable here,
but the Toots (Tootsie) seems closer to some shut-eye than Sidetrack. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Chalupa took a fall on Friday, January 22. During basketball practice, she was boxing out the center (Abby Normal II), and Abby crushed her. She went down hard on her left leg.

A trip to the ER, and x-rays revealed nothing. So she went to an orthopedic. More x-rays, more nothing. Two more weeks, more x-rays... still more nothing. She is finally getting an MRI in a few days. This will more than likely confirm a deep bone bruise in her left tibia under her knee, around her growth plate.

Assuming this is the case, she'll be back in action as soon as she can tolerate the pain. Sigh... it's always SOMETHIN'!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Indoor Practice for Big Dawg

Here we see him waiting with mad anticipation for the ball to be kicked into play.
During the action, this young man will sacrifice his body to make a play.
Look at this diving kick! Fearless!
And of course, there is the post
G O O O A A A L L L !!!!
Celebration! Wooo Hooo!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Running Streak '09

The annual running streak has reached one month and counting. The first part of January was blistering cold, but I managed most of my runs outside. There was a brief and welcomed warm-up in the middle part of the month, but this was short lived. We went into the deep freeze again in the final 7 days. I was less tolerant during this second cold spell and spent more time on the dreadmill than I would have liked.
The boredom of the dreadmill led to some good speed work which may have some long-term benefits as February and March roll around. I also took advantage of the gym to get in some good cross training which may have some residual benefits as the season warms up and distances begin to lengthen.

Total mileage for the month was 129.25, for an average of just more than 4 miles a day. Onward and upward into February!