Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sick Yoga with Sibes -doesn't work

Feel terrible, but thought some gentle yoga might help me feel better... The jury is still out, once the puppy discovered a lap to lie in... Sadly, he just doesn't fit anymore, at 60 lbs, it's either head or hips. He tried valiantly, but failed. He settled for lying on his back with hips in my lap... Which made any forward bends impractical if not disgusting... A good idea for later, maybe - for now, I'm back in bed. Sniffle, sneeze, cough, cough! (very cool being able to blog from iPod Touch!)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

First Fries VA Mush -prior to Polar Bear Club Initiation

16º and I am walking the girls while trying to take a vid of Rich -Tala, ever the diva, manages to get her ass in the shot. About four miles later, Quinn fell through the ice followed by Rich and Mukki! BRRRRR! Most awesome long johns in the world? Under Armour Cold Gear Base 3.0!!! Rich had been wearing it more for late night gaming at the computer but now I am glad he wore it!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 3rd 2010 Fries, Virginia first mush & swim!

OMG! Well, Rich finally told me the full story of the freezing cold river swim today! He took Mukki and Quinn down a cliff to the river bank for a drink of water. He chose a spot with the only ice in sight. He said it was about 1 inch thick. While still attached to the scooter, Quinn ran out onto the ice and fell through, Rich managed to reach down and pull Quinn out but then Mukki fell in and Rich lost his footing and slid into the water! Air temp was 16º with 28mph gusts of wind! Rich fell in up to his waist (he is 6'3") and he said the cold took his breath away. He managed to pull Mukki out and got back on the scooter and ran back to the truck -4 miles! He had on UnderArmor Cold Gear Base 3.0 long underwear and very thick wool socks (Mt Wash tested) from LLBean. He said he wasn't as much cold as uncomfortable... He said the scooter was pinned behind a tree so provided a good tie down...

Moral of Today: Do not go near deep water in a rapidly moving river with two dogs in frigid weather! Jeese (common friggin sense? LOL!)