Just a quick entry until I get more sleep/time. Went to Albuquerque this weekend (6 1/2 hour drive, 7 with stops) for a USDAA trial. I decided to go to maximize my chances of qualifying for Regionals which will be in Denver this summer and-yeeha!!!- both dogs qualified!!! Cody had a clean run which was good enough for third place! He had some wide loopy turns which cost of us a lot of time but we were clean and under course time. Lola had a 5 fault refusal at the weave poles (it was an easy entry but a straight shot after the chute and I think I failed to slow her enough so she ran right past) however I got her back in the poles and we just squeaked in under course time by fractions of a second. You're allowed up to 7 faults in the Grand Prix so she got her Q and we're all going to Regionals, wheeha! Dare we think about qualifying for Nationals?
Cody also finished up his Advanced snooker title with a beautiful 1st place run so we're on to the scary Masters ring.
Albuquerque was nice, didn't get to see too much but managed to squeeze in a small 2 mile hike in the hills and saw the tacky 'historic' old town. The Balloon Fiesta Park trial site was beautiful, green fields as far as the eye could see (Lo had fun chasing her tennis ball) and great weather though a little hot at times on Sunday. Got home at 11:00 p.m. last night, thank goodness for daylight savings time since it felt like only 10:00 pm. I'm paying the price today, tired and dizzy but a couple good nights sleep and I should be ready for another USDAA trial this weekend. Luckily it's only about an hour away this time, I'm fed up with driving for a good while.
My knee did great with all the running, walking, standing, driving. A wee bit sore Sat. night but I iced it and was fine on Sunday. I'm actually having worse problems with the groin muscles that were injured in the accident. Those soft tissue injuries are STILL plaguing me and have been kicking up with the exercises the p.t. has given me for my knee. Hopefully she'll have some words of wisdom about it tomorrow. It's been almost a year since the accident, seems I shouldn't be having pain still.
I've got some great pictures from the trial (won't get those until next week) and sightseeing, I'll post later. For now, must get caffeine I.V. bottle.