Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Athletic Ability and Olympic Potential

Like people, some dogs have more natural athletic, physical ability.

Kaleb, was born a natural athlete.

i believe!, originally uploaded by sarah ....


Gyp too has what it takes.

chomp goes the mitten, originally uploaded by sarah ....


Jane, not so much.

catch! fail. :: 8/52, originally uploaded by sarah ....

KNEE UPDATE:
speaking of physical ability ... it's been 45 days since I hurt my knee, and last night I ran some of my first REAL sequences - probably at about 80% speed - which is twice as good as even a week ago. I need to trust my self on uneven ground again, and hiking in the Coulees a few times a week has helped. I'm still not pivoting and just running straight lines - I ran the speed circle about 6 times last nght, which was perfect to test my acceleration and speed and to see if could plant my foot for deceleration, and YAY no pain, just some stiffness! I iced my knee for the second half of class and it was good for the rest of the night. I left the arena feeling good last night. I'm in my 7th week of Physio and I'm excited with the results of that as well as my new Gym program. Fingers crossed for more and more improvement.

12 comments:

Jules said...

Love the mitten!

I hope your knee continues to improve.

Lindsay said...

LOL....I love the differences in how the dogs catch the mitten, or not! Perfect shot of Jane!

Taryn said...

What timing on the shot of Jane!
Glad to hear your knee is improving! By spring you will be all better!

Anonymous said...

Yah on the knee Sarah
As for the mitten pictures...crack me up...poor Jane

Julia

manymuddypaws said...

i bet it felt great to run with gyp last night! it looked good!

janey, janey, janey...

The Thundering Herd said...

Uh, Jane, we hope you took that mitten and unraveled it. Just saying.

fulltiltbcs said...

HA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jane is DA Bomb! :)

glad to hear the knee is getting better! :) Onward and upward!

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

great post!

gussysmom said...

No Diva would leap up and grab a glove, would she? I mean really! Congrats on the continued recovery! Leah

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Priscilla said...

The mitten is HILARIOUS!!

Beautiful dogs :)

Andrea said...

Great pictures! You have truly wonderful dogs - Olympic dogs I might say.