Fitness this week:
Saturday – 1 hr OCF class @ Unleashed, yard work, 1 mile hike
Sunday – Rest and rolled from Saturday. Felt like I was hit by a truck!
Monday – 27 min run
Tuesday – 30 min elliptical + 10 min challenge* + random stuff at work between calls (10 lunges, 20 desk push-ups, 30 squats)
Wednesday – Mowed lawn, Off Road Conditioning class
Thursday – 35 min walk with Tara
Friday – rest
I had a much better week this time around. I felt like my body was ready to go after recovering from the Tough Mudder. I pushed it a little hard on Saturday and paid for it Sunday, but then was OK the rest of the week.
Tomorrow I have a race – the Gaspee Days 5K. This race is also where I hold my current 5K PR of 34:26. I VERY sincerely doubt I’ll be getting a new one there since I’m really just getting up to speed again with my running, but it’s a great race. There is a parade afterwards so the streets are jam packed with people waiting for it. It starts 15 minutes after the race. It’s a nice easy out and back and if I remember correctly it’s uphill going out, downhill coming back. Who doesn’t love a downhill finish?
Speaking of racing, a fellow blogger (and fellow Spahten!) that I’ve been following since last year wrote an amazing article about what it’s like to be a fast runner, but finish a race at the back of the pack. I love the way she writes and the fact that she documented what so many of us go through is awesome. The comments are amazing also, so you should give them a read, too.
On Wednesday, we had some drama with my little bitsy squish, Delilah. On Tuesday night, Tara had noticed blood in her urine in the litter box. She left a voicemail for our vet and we were able to get an appt for Wednesday morning. Tara took her in since her schedule is more flexible as a nanny. They weren’t able to get a sample from her there, so they gave her fluid under the skin to hydrate her, plus an anti inflammatory and antibiotic. They said she had a slight fever, but that could be anxiety related from having to come to the vet.
They sent us home with this kit for collecting a sample. Basically, it was this sort of teflon like sand that doesn’t absorb the urine, it pools off it. Then we use a little bulb syringe and suck it up, put it in a vial, then a baggie and bring it to the vet. Tara could only stay until around 2:00, so I left work early to take the afternoon shift with her. Luckily, she went about an hour before the vet closed so we could let her out of isolation in the bathroom. The cats were breaking our hearts being separated. Tara said when she came home to take her to the vet that Flynn had pressed himself against the outside of the bathroom door and both of them had their paws underneath the door!
Our vet is so awesome, they did the testing in house and called me just over an hour later with the results. They saw the blood, plus she had crystals AND bacteria in the urine. Hopefully, they said, the antibiotic shot they gave her would clear that up, but if not we’ll need to look into changing her diet. Poor baby girl!
In slightly happier news, I have a really fun announcement coming soon hopefully, so stay tuned. I can’t wait until I’m able to share it. Are you on the edge of your seat now? Good. Don’t fall off.
This week’s song is a newer one for me. I totally need to add it to my running playlist. I can see myself moving faster if I were to hear it at the right time.
Sleeper Agent – Waves