Friday, August 19, 2011

New Sign at Snyder's Union

If you have been on the trail over the last 24 hours, you may know that we have a new directional sign at Snyder’s Union. Concrete is going to be poured next week to complete the design of the sign. Presently, there is an error on the signage. The sign company switched the directions, showing Knox and SMU on the south end of the trail and American Airlines Center and Thomsen Overlook on the north end. We are aware of the problem and wanted to inform you that it will be changed next week. The sign will be a nice addition once it is complete.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Membership Social on August 4th at Komali's

Please join us at our exclusive members-only happy hour on Thursday, August 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 at acclaimed chef Abraham Salum’s new restaurant, Komali, located at 4152 Cole Avenue, suite 106.

Patrons will enjoy samples of his award winning menu, which will include: cheese and poblano quesadillas, refried bean and chorizo sopes, chicken flautas with salsa verde, albondigas with pasilla sauce, tortas de milanesa, and cream of poblano and corn shooters.

A complimentary glass of wine, beer, or margarita will also be included.
Be sure to RSVP to if you plan to attend because space is always limited.

Not a Friend? Go to to join. Membership starts at $50 a year! This isn't the first social and it certainly won't be the last! Don't miss out!!

Beat the Heat

Hot, sticky, slow—and that's how you feel before you head out. Your run can feel twice as hard since your body tires faster in high heat. But that doesn't mean you have to swim all summer. Here's how to last longer when the mercury rises.

SET YOUR ALARM Sunrise is the coolest time of day, although it can also be the most humid. It will still be hot at sunset because the ground radiates accumulated heat.

GO TECH-Y Technical fabrics wick away sweat. Keep sun out of your eyes with a visor, not a hat, which traps heat.

DRINK UP Drink eight ounces of liquids before you head out and two to four sips of water every 15 minutes.

SLOW DOWN Every five-degree rise in temperature above 60° F can slow your pace up to 20 to 30 seconds per mile.

RUN IN WATER Substitute one weekly run with a pool-running session of the same duration. Use a flotation device and move your legs as if you were running on land.

COOL OFF On very hot days, run for eight to 15 minutes, then hose yourself off or jump in a pool for three to five minutes. Repeat as necessary.

Tips from Runner's Words Jeff Galloway

Don't Be Cruel, Keep Your Dog Cool

Don't be Cruel, Keep Your Pet Cool
Please keep an eye out for your pet. The weather is already near 100 degrees and during these hot and humid months pets can suffer from a condition known as hyperthermia or heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when your pet absorbs an excessive amount of heat that they cannot properly dissipate. The symptoms you need to be aware of are:
• Vigorous panting
• Dark red gums
• Collapse/laying down and unwilling to get up
• Disorientation
• Vomiting/diarrhea
• A rectal temperature of 104 degrees or higher
• If you notice any of these symptoms please call your veterinarian immediately.
There are many ways to keep your pet safe and to prevent heat strokes. Here are a few things to remember:
• Puppies can't regulate body temperature as well as adult dogs. Your puppy can get overheated when exercising on a hot day so bring along plenty of water.
• Don't exercise your dog during the hottest parts of the summer.
• Watch for signs of heat stroke: excessive panting; noisy breathing;bright red gums and tongue; weakness and collapse
• If it is too hot for you to walk on the sidewalk concrete barefoot then it is too hot to walk your dog. The pads of their paws will burn.
• Walk your dog only early in the morning or in the evening after the sun has set. Bring along water and make frequent water stops. Don't take long walks in the heat of the summer.
• Dogs cool themselves by panting and if the panting does not reduce the heat then the dog can have a heat stroke.
• Dogs get sunburned, especially dogs with short hair.
• Overweight and older dogs have more trouble in the hot days of summer
• Snub nose dogs have poor panting mechanisms and are more susceptible to being overcome by the heat.
• Panting does not cool your dog well when outside temperature and and body temperature are close to 103 degrees.
• Walk, don't run: In very hot, humid weather, never exercise dogs by cycling while they try to keep up or by running them while you jog. Dogs will collapse before giving up, at which point it may be too late to save them. They can quickly become severely overheated, and an "exercise" session can turn into a medical emergency.