💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙The boys have arrived! Mervyn and Norman are now at our Hillcrest sanctuary. They both are a little happier and have had a first little look around the garden. Norman is quite inquisitive and curious about his new home. Unfortunately, it turned out that Norman's injury is more serious than previously thought - both boys have hock fractures and it will take a while before they can use their broken legs. But staff and volunteers at Hillcrest have good experience in looking after hounds with fractures - over the period of the last 18 months, we have looked after 10 Last Hope dogs - all have recovered well and all have now been found loving forever homes. Mervyn and Norman will be able to rest in peaceful environment and have little walks around the garden. When they get better, they will have access to a sandy paddock and eventually, an open field. And most importantly, they will be loved, spoilt, cherished and adored by everyone in the sanctuary ❤❤❤ #greyhoundrescue#exracers#givegreyhoundahome#LastHopeFund#LastHope#adoptagrehound#Hillcrestsanctuary#greyhoundsmakegretypets#greyhoundsofinsta#pointynoses#retiredgreyhounds#racinggreyhounds#racinginjuries
IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga
Be sure you have a 5-hour energy to read through it all
Watt a great race. The venue, volunteers, the swim, the bike, the run, the heat, the humidity, the support and all the pent up anxious and nervous energy to be among these incredible athletes of all ages, genders, abilities, backgrounds. Everyone had a story, everyone had a reason, everyone had their profound calling voice and motivation to show up and be present at the race this morning. Lots of first-timers, lots of veterans, lots of pros, and tons of the best Sherpas and support crews having a hard day baking in that sun to watch their athlete cone out of the water, the bike and down that finisher chute. Shoot! Such a spectacle to watch and witness such an awesome display of world-class athletes from the first cannon shot to the last footstep across that line. Y'all are amazing and y'all deserve all the applause and high-fives you can handle. Awesome sauce for sho!
Wasn't feeling full-on for race readiness. I felt only about 75% there. Swim felt good until the hallway point when a back injury from a car accident last September kicked in. My back seized the day wanting to do a reenactment of Frodeno's WC seize.
I had back problems, but they're behind me.
Pulled a bit and let it sort itslef out back there and got back to kicking. Transition felt good, bije felt alright, still a month of work to feel closer to 💯, but I'll take the 24.4 average. Miles 23-32 and 48-56, the back was back to future part 3. Affected all power output and even though I could still ride, just couldn't push the heavy gears I wanted to close gaps. Though there were plenty of draft parades sitting behind me loving the tall body to sit behind.
To T2, judgement day, (best of the Terminator series), got off the bike in pro fashion to head out for a run. "I just felt like running", the inner Forrest Gump voice said. (Finished below)
Flat Chat Cuppa, known to friends and fans by her call name, Yodel, has made quite an impression. She recently made her way into qualifying for the Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes at @pbkennelclub and WON! Yodel is owned by Kris Metz, A long time greyhound a doctor that most of us have known for many years through her good work in support of greyhound adoption. Yodel is her first foray into owning an actively racing greyhound, and what a ride it has been for the Metz family, Jean Carroll Kennel, and Yodel's legion of fans.
You can join in the fun as she races today from box 4 in the 6th race of the afternoon card at Palm Beach - The Mothers Day Feature Race! 📷: her loving owner, Kris Metz
In just under an hour, this morning, May 8th trainers and racers and greyhound enthusiasts of all stripes.
Kennel operator/trainer, Aj Grant, his staff several kennels at Sanford Orlando Kennel Club will have some fun with their dogs for an event called, "Breakfast with Blondie." Blondie, aka Blonde Bomber, has become known for coveting some of his trainers morning fare - usually something from McDonald's. Blondie didn't care what it was, a McGriddle, Egg McMuffin, Sausage & Egg biscuit - all of it was fair game to Blondie.
What started as simple moment between a trainer and the hard-to-resist gaze of a greyhound has grown into an event of goodwill and good food.
See link in bio for more details, and grab a snack and join us from wherever you are! If you're joining us, leave a comment and let us know your location!