Wednesday, November 24, 2010

the first physical therapy session...

   Hello everyone! Hope you're all planning for a safe and happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.
   Today was the first day of my physical therapy due to some conditions in my knee, and luckily it went great. I'm starting to "feel the burn" but you know how the old saying goes... "No pain, no gain!" I really was feeling it this morning at work in my shoulders and I think the culprit is the shoulder press at the gym!
   Yesterday was my first endurance day, and I'm really surprised how much my endurance has gone down since I was showing dogs all the time. It's something I need to work on more, but we're taking one step at a time here! Unfortunately I will not be getting the whole day off tomorrow, my family will be in my hometown for Thanksgiving and I will be hitting up the gym for another day of endurance practice, and Keebler will also be going for an early morning run tomorrow if the weather permits.
   Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 22, 2010

so how was your first day back?

   Well, today was the official day... Our first day back to training! It went really well! We both just basically need to tone up more, so that's what we worked on. We're both really tired and a little sore, but this all going to be worth it! Tomorrow is an endurance day and it's also my last day of school for the fall quarter, so hopefully things go just as well tomorrow as they did today. I have a feeling though that we'll both be super sore tomorrow night!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

yesterday & today! trying to keep up!

   So I am not the best at getting online every night to update, but I figure I'll update when I really need to just to give everyone some fun reading!
   I still can't believe I'm going back into some serious training tomorrow. It's going to be a nice easy start though since I don't have school this month... but it will be interesting to see what happens when school starts up again next month! I'm a little nervous about my busy schedule this winter, but I know that everything will work out as needed.
   Yesterday I decided to clean out the kennel, and wow, was it a job! I took bleach solution and scrubbed the whole cement flooring to get it smelling fresh, and it took me a lot longer to do than I thought! Keebler was a little cranky considering he had to stay locked up in his pen for the time being, but now I think he likes the fresh smell just as much as I do!
   I'm doing some last-minute shopping today for some gym equipment, my old stuff is getting junked out. I think Keebler knows that something is up, but I'm not really sure. I haven't changed his schedule much because I don't want him to get to stressed and overwhelmed all at once, but just like me, he starts training tomorrow also. I know he'll do great... he has never let me down!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

our first blog!

   Hi everyone, especially to those out there who know us through the world of dog shows. It's been a long time since we've competed... It's been since my senior year of high school which seems now like it was forever ago. And after being out of the sport for so long, we've decided to make a comeback and see what we're still made of! It wasn't the easiest decision to make because of course it seemed easier to retire and for me to "start fresh" to continue some sort of handing career. Keebler is more than a "business proposition" to me though, he's a best friend and I right now with my busy college schedule I would like to continue handing, and we made a decision to continue the journey together.
   This blog will be a little "update" that everyone can peek at once in a while to see how it's going. We're not looking for a championship here, although I would like to mention that Keebler is AKC pointed already! We are just looking into continuing doing what we both love to do - dog shows! Although Keebler just recently celebrated his sixth birthday, he's still a young pup at heart! We haven't set a date of return into the sport yet, but we're aiming for sometime in this upcoming spring of 2011. We hope you all enjoy this little blog and continue to support us. We will post lots of little updates, pictures, and possibly even videos to keep everyone out there rooting for us updated.
   Training for the long winter months ahead starts on Monday for both of us - stay tuned!