Crew to do

The fall rowing season at Granby Crew is really about shock and awe.  The shock of the rowers having practice again 6 days a week, and the awe of parents beginning to realize what they’ve signed up for… By the way, anyone want Virginia Diner Peanuts?  Just kidding… The Head of the Lafayette Regatta makes it all worthwhile though.  It’s a distance race – and gives the novice rowers a heady taste of the thrill and exertion of rowing.  It’s a staggered start, so not as exciting for spectators, but the sight of all the boats in the water is … Continue reading Crew to do

You might wonder about the son…

Yes!  He’s still around!  And I’m actually seeing more of him now that Crew season is over.  Practice 5 days a week, plus Saturday morning is not only a demanding schedule, but means that when he is home – he has to prioritize his remaining time:  food, sleep, text his girlfriend, update facebook, maybe a little homework, talk to the mother, in that order.  His team was delighted to win a Silver Medal at Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship (photos below)!  And you’ll also find a  (sanctioned by the son) picture from Junior Prom.   His back, is back on track!   The new drug, Embrel seems to … Continue reading You might wonder about the son…

More backtracking…

Thanks to all who have been praying for Ian!  It has been eventful the last few weeks, with exotic (for us anyway..we rarely go to the doctor) tests, and physical therapy twice a week.  Odd that in the midst of the hippocratic hecticness Ian timed a personal best record on a 6K ERG (that’s a very fancy rowing machine) at crew practice putting him up with a few of the top rowers in his weight.  So, Friday morning was a bit of a shocker as we learned that Ian has a condition with a big Latin name that ends in itis which means inflammation, and in the … Continue reading More backtracking…

Back tracking…

Thanks to all of you who are praying and asking about Ian!  We have found the last week or so an interesting journey into the world of Sports Medicine!   The most recent test was an MRI at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, which was last night, September 22, and we hope to know more about the test results after Ian’s first physical therapy session this afternoon.  The doctor has promised to stop by and brief us while Ian is getting his therapy.  To provide perspective, you should know that Ian rowed yesterday without pain, and helped carry the boat up … Continue reading Back tracking…

Taking tests…

    This would be not the usual homeschool test!  Actually this is my “government” schooled son getting ready for a bone spect scan to see if he has any sort of stress fracture in his back.  He enjoyed watching Michael Jackson videos during the procedure at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. We are hoping that this will have been a very expensive rabbit trail on the way to finding out why he is having pain in his back that is preventing him from running.  Crew club season is picking up and he’s anxious to row!  At minimum it … Continue reading Taking tests…