Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wrapping up training in AZ

Last week here in Arizona with Nick and the family. Workouts are hitting on all cylinders and we had a chance to check out the zoo and a spring training game!

I will be heading to Miami over the weekend to meet up with Bob and Mike Bryan to work during the Sony Erickson Open Tennis Tournament. One warm climate to another for me.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Trip to GB

Nick and I made a quick stop in Minnesota in Route to GB. Nick had to pick up his dogs from the trainer and I got to see my brother. We rented a mini van and had a nice “road trip” to Green Bay.

The check-up with the Team Doctor and Trainers went great!! They were very happy with Nick’s knee and said he was ahead of schedule. That was good to hear after all the hard work Nick has been putting in over the past two months! Great week here in Green Bay and now back to Arizona to finish up our last week together.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Back to AZ

Back to sunny Scottsdale, AZ!! The temperature is quickly rising down here in the desert and is in the upper 80’s. It is nice to be back in the sunshine and warm weather, but I definitely miss the hometown feel of Missoula. We quickly got back into the flow and rehab is hitting on all cylinders. It has been such a pleasure to work with Nick over the past month. Not only his he a great friend but a phenomenal athlete. He has a rare ability to turn up the intensity in a split second and has a superior work ethic and positive attitude. It is no wonder why he is a leader on the field and one of the best linebackers in the league. I am very excited for him to get back to the field.

We will be training here in Arizona this week and then heading to Green Bay for the start of off-season work outs.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Missoula Trip

Missoula, Montana here we come!! Nick and I took a business trip to Missoula this last week to rehab in the mountains. We had an outstanding week of rehab and a great time hanging out with my family and meeting new friends in the Big Sky Country.
It was pretty funny; Nick came into Missoula with the diamond chain and Gucci headband on and left with a 20 dollar beanie he bought from a hippie hula hooping on Higgins Ave. and a Kettle House Brewery sweatshirt that my dad gave him after our late night jam sessions by the fire. We built some great memories over the week and Nick gave back to the community by hosting and autograph signing at the mall with all donations going to the local Ronald McDonald House.
The Missoulian wrote a nice article on Nick in Sunday's paper before his autograph signing.