Thursday, November 19

Flying Wonder Dog

Poor Turbo, he must wonder why all the fun stopped so quickly. With me injured and Marni extra busy picking up the slack, his runs, walks and bally chasing adventures came to an abrupt halt. We've been trying to get better lately now that I'm more mobile and today I got him out for a good romp. He loves playing in the snow, pure joy. I rarely attempt to "correct" pictures from my little cheap Cannon digital camera but I liked this shot enough to give it a shot. I'm not much at photo taking or editing but if you click the bigger version I feel like it at least conveys the mood of Turbo and the waning afternoon, almost winter sunshine.
I lagged far behind the flying ball of fluff, walking and hobbling my way carefully to one of our spots. He wanted to go all around the loop to the dirt jumps but I sadly didn't have it in me yet. Instead I made it to one of the closer spots and sat there, snowballs in each hand, training any way I'm still able.
For the first time I'm walking with the cane outside in normal shoes. It's not pretty but there is only one way to get stronger. One step at a time, one day at a time. It does sure beat lying in bed.
Sincerely,
newest member of the cane patrol

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chris,
I'm disappointed in you. I would have thought you would be using the ultimate in lightweight titanium technology for a cane. Something in the 2 oz weight. Come on man! You're better than that...

Travis

Marni said...

I'm mostly surprised that he hasn't weighed the current one yet :)

Dave said...

Where's the scale?! ......


Very nice picture. Ya'll have the world's best dog.

Chris said...

The good scale has dead batteries :p

You guys crack me up!

Neve_r_est said...

You're doing good man!

On the quest for race fuel, have you tried freezing a potato yet?
http://gearjunkie.com/bike-team-race-food

DG

Cellarrat said...

Great shot of turbo!

Kurt said...

eating a baked potato while riding is a recipe for disaster. trust me.

Cornbread said...

Good to see you up and walkin'. Keep on healin'! You've got some Iowa Gravel to ride in late April!

Great shot of the pup.