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My next 2 races.....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

June 12th
Caveman Crawl

September 18th
Run the Jailbreak

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/14/2010 3:17PM

    They both look really good. I need to find something like this.

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BILLALEX70 5/13/2010 9:04PM


Keep resting that ankle so you can make that June 12th date.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ankle feels better today, not 100% but better.

I did have it xrayed yesterday and it's not broken, just sore as heck!!

Thanks to ALL who have given support, much appreciated!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/14/2010 4:08PM

    Just make sure you ease yourself onto it or you can really screw up your summer.

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PRAYINGSUZIE 5/13/2010 5:08PM

    Be careful not to reinjury yourself.


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

what I've done to my ankle.....

What Is It?
A sprain is a tear of ligaments, the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to one another at a joint. Normally, ligaments stabilize a joint and keep the joint tight. They also help to keep the joint's bones aligned and limit the motion of a joint to the normal range. When a joint is sprained, its torn or stretched ligaments can lose part or all of their ability to reinforce the joint and to keep it operating normally. In severe cases, the sprained joint can become unstable and loose, bones can move out of alignment and the joint may extend beyond its the normal range of motion.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/13/2010 2:38PM

    Did you talk to your doctor about a brace or a wrap?

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TODDJAMES 5/13/2010 1:25PM

    Textbook? least you learned something today!

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BILLALEX70 5/12/2010 6:45PM

    Sounds like more rest is in order.

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KidSwing Fundraiser

Sunday, May 09, 2010

HI Everybody,

I certainly hope everybody is kicking back enjoying this Mother's Day!

I am hoping that you will allow me take a minute of your time on behalf of my daughter Emily. As most of you know, Emily is a very active, intelligent, and athletic young lady with a heart of gold! She currently spends 14-18 hours a week training at the gymnastics gym (M, T, TH, F, every other Sat) and still maintains very high 90's on all of her grades. You may not know that she is becoming an avid golfer too. This new passion is in part because of a golf tournament that she entered two years ago to help raise money for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. This hospital is near and dear to Emily's heart as she has been a patient since she was two years old. TSRHC is a non profit hospital dedicated to Pediatric Orthopedic conditions. Below is a note from that Emily wrote asking for your help:

Dear Friends & Family,

Thank all of you for supporting me in KidSwing for 2 years now. I hope you continue this year. My 2010 goal is $5000. This year I'm not just playing in the tournament, I'm also helping, because I am a member of the Jr. Committee.

This year's tournament is very special because it represents the last year for Ben Sater to participate. He is the young man who founded KidSwing when he was 11. Now he is a Senior in high school. His dream is to raise $1 million by the time he turns 18 and he only needs to raise $180,000 to do it. This year I have a Great team to play with me in KidSwing and enjoy the fun with me. The player's names are Lindsey, and Stirling.

I would be honored if you could sponsor and help me in the tournament.


Emily Merlau

Emily has also put together a short video with more information about KidSwing:

There are several ways you can donate to her:
2. mail a check to our home payable to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital with KidSwing in the memo of the check

For more about the tournament itself, use this link:

For more about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, use this link:

Please feel free to forward this mesage on, post to your FB, whatever we can do to help Emily reach her goal would be greatly appreciated



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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/10/2010 11:19AM

    What a blessing she is!!

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TODDJAMES 5/9/2010 11:18PM

    She sounds like an AMAZING young person!

Please let her know she has my support.

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Mother's Day

Sunday, May 09, 2010

very good day around here.

I started the day with some Elliptical work, 53 minutes to be exact. That didn't hurt the ankle too much so I just keep going.

Church service was very nice today too, lots of young mothers!

I've spend the afternoon gearing up for Emily's fund raiser for KidSwing, I'm sure you'll be hearing MORE about that soon!

Cooking dinner right now, turkey and roasted potatoes!!

Next weekend is our REAL Mother's day....more on that later.


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