Wednesday, January 30, 2008

parametrix research

In the midst of work, meetings, weather/school delays & doctor appointments.....I managed to squeeze in a swim clinic this week.

Honored clinicians?

Shane Gould and Milt Nelms

Shane Gould - 1972 Australian Olympic Medalist (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze); She is the only person, male or female, to hold every world freestyle record simultaneously in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, as well as the 200m Individual Medley, and the first female swimmer ever to win three Olympic gold medals in world record time. She's also a surfer.

Milt Nelms - Native Oregonian. Considered a leading expert in cutting edge swimming techniques in the world today. Designs programming for athlete development and the teaching of swim technique. Milt’s work is recognized as one of the top 25 most significant contributions to USA Swimming for the last twenty-five years.

Did I learn anything new? Practical? Stroke altering?

Of course.

I learned......

....that I wish I could apply Milt's theories & techniques to surfing.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

six miles

Two mile switchback trail in.
One mile along the beach.
And back.

Nice day for a walk.

photos courtesy of Gaz
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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

best buddies

The V-man's been to visist Max every make sure he's doing okay.

And he is....doing okay. In fact Max is doing very well. A couple of dime sized holes drilled into his skull to drain the infection....and a couple of quarter sized titanium discs to plug'em up. Max thinks it's cool that he'll now be setting off airport alarms. Tee hee...

The docs don't know what caused the infection...but they expect him to make a full recovery and quite possibly leave the hospital as soon as Thursday.

Very good news.

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Monday, January 07, 2008


Last night....the cuteboy & I were back up at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Only this time....we weren't there for his son Bailey. (He'll be back there for his last surgery soon enough.)

My twin's youngest boy....Max (8)....was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit with swelling in his right orbital & sinus cavities. As well as some swelling/fluid under the skull.

The same neurosurgeon & nurses that cared for Bailey.....are looking after Max.

He's in excellent hands.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

moss landing

Porpoise....casually feeding through the line-up.

photo courtesy of Gaz

Backside longboard styling.

Zippy left.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

Two sessions.

Two breaks.

To start off the New Year.