Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I took Morgan and Lilo up to West Camino Ceilo the other day. This was Lilo's first time; Morgan has been up there plenty. My old dog Tux was the king of the WCC. We would spend hours on a running adventure. The rest of the day we would spend snoozing on the sofa. It doesn't get much better than that.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Swim like an Eagle

It has always amazed me how most animals have an innate ability to swim. Here is a story about a woman who used swimming to help rehabilitate an injured bald eagle. I also found a video of an eagle swimming in the wild.

I hate to admit it, but there is an uncanny resemblance between the eagle swimming and the last 25 meters of my 200 fly.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fear of France

Apparently in a recent interview, Lance Armstrong is fearful of an attack by spectators when he returns to next years TDF. Come on Lance, show some balls... err, ball.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nike didn't do it

Just a little update on Arien O'Connell, the winner of last months San Francisco Nike Woman's Marathon who was denied her first place moment in the sun. Reebok has apparently stepped up and provided Arien a years worth of running shoes and various other swag. Nike stubbed their toe on this one.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fire Pictures

Here is what is left of Duncan and Terry's house. There are more pictures here. I was really disappointed their antique stove went down in flames. Some of the best shortbread cookies came out of that baby. Sometimes there is no justice in life.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

High Times

Soon after I snapped this photo Sunday morning, my black lab Morgan was rushed to the CARE emergency hospital. She wasn't able to walk, was shaking and having urinary incontinence. Poisoning, I thought. Off to the hospital. The Vet did an exam and asked the usual questions. Her diagnosis: marijuana toxicity! She asked if Morgan had access to marijuana. The only place I could think she could have gotten some is during our morning run, she was rooting around a lookout point at Elings Park where I know people come to party. After a night in the hospital, she has apparently recovered. It was quite a scare. In retrospect, Morgan does look a little stoned in this picture, probably craving a bag of Doritos.

The stoner look is universal.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Unwanted Jogging Partner

I was slightly annoyed the other day when a pebble wandered into my shoe during the last tempo run with Mike and Rusty. Then I read this story about an Arizona woman who ran a mile back to her car with a rabid fox attached to her arm. I guess a little blister isn't so bad.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tea Time

Enough with the fires already. Santa Barbara has once again been hit hard by the Tea Fire. My good friends Duncan and Terry Thomas lost their house and a lot of memories Thursday night. Larry and Cheri Savage narrowly escaped and fortunately their house was spared. Klaus and Lynelle defied the evacuation order and hunkered down in their Tunnel Road home. I think they were going for a Darwin award.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stretching, the truth

Stretching makes you weak. An interesting article that gives me another excuse not to do it.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

New Dogface

Meet Lilo, the latest addition to the condo-kennel. She's a 2ish yellow lab that just had pups and was abandoned at the shelter. :(
We'll pick her up next week after she is spayed. Lilo will then start her new life of adventure followed by plenty of sofa time.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Day After

Dear World,
We didn't mess it up this time.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Shin Kicking

OK, I pretty much have abandoned the idea of taking up Chess Boxing, but luckily I've stumbled upon another sport made popular by those crazy Brits- Shin Kicking. Somehow I have the feeling Monte Python must be involved.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Amazing save

This is absolutely amazing.