Running was good this week and that was about all that was good this week. No, that’s not really true, as I wrote Wednesday, there are always things to celebrate, but as the week went on, things went south.
You don’t have to be a runner to join in & tell us how your week went! So how was my running last week?
- Monday: Dog walk , 4 miles easy, YFR Foundation postrun
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 10 min Kickbox WU, Lean & Lovely
- Wednesday: YFPR Restore & Rebuild, Dog walk, 4 mile easy run, YFR Hips
- Thursday: Dogwalk, Dance it off WU, Lean & Lovely
- Friday: Dogwalk (2), Yogaworks PM, YFPR Emotional Pain
- Saturday: YFPR Align & Alleviate, 5 miles easy, YFR postrun
- Sunday: Dogwalk, Lean & Lovely, Perfect in 10 Yoga Relaxation
Mileage: 13 (-.8)
Running went well this week. I was stressed out for a lot of the week and the running really helps me with that.
I also realized that my disappointing time in the Jingle Bell 5k may have been due to the shorter 2:30 intervals. I had read that the longer you run, the shorter your intervals should be.
But I had such success with those intervals middweek I decided to try them in the 5k.
I don’t have enough data yet, but I reverted to them again midweek this week, and again, I was able to run 5 miles at a 12:30 mm pace without ever checking my pace (until the run ended, obviously).
I have one last 5k for the year this Saturday, but it’s a fun run, and I am not expecting to set any records. But I will revert back to 4:30 for it.
Chester took a sudden turn for the worse on Thursday. I left for my weight watchers meeting, and when I came back 2 hours later he was really struggling to breath and his respiratory rate had shot way up. Despite a visit to the holistic vet that day, he had a bad night. Read 5 Ways to Know It’s Time if you don’t know Chester’s story.
I knew the holistic vet doesn’t do appointments on Friday (he’s already maxed out on western heart meds & there is really nothing more western medicine can do for him), but I called and left a message.
The vet returned my call that afternoon and that’s how I was headed up in the dark in the early evening. Of course he was doing better before we left, but as is the case in heart patients, he still struggled more with breathing that evening — still, we had a much better night and he seemed much perkier Saturday (which included a visit to BurgerFi for dinner & bites of my husband’s cheeseburger for the dogs).
The holistic vet told me she has some new settings to try after consulting with another vet; if he doesn’t respond to those, then we’re at the end of what holistic medicine can do for him, too.
Either way I don’t think he has much time left. Still eating like a champ, though.
On top of that, on Wednesday, Lola & Gizmo (but ironically not Chester) decided to throw up everywhere. Gizmo ate grass (and is fine). Lola ate some rabbit poop & who knows maybe something else — she eats rabbit poop all the time without that kind of reaction. Actually, last time she did something like this she had worms; we checked for that with both dogs recently because she’s getting skinny. But she tends towards skinny and at the time it was negative.
Well, so far it was an isolated incident for her, too. Nothing like thinking you’re going to finally relax a bit and then have to clean up everywhere and wash dog beds. That was the same day I spent hours updating the OS on my iPod touch, too.
A beautiful run on Saturday by myself. I really enjoy running with other people, but it was just what I needed that day. I was able to run off some of the stress of the week, I thought about what was going on and what we ought to do, and I prayed a lot, too.
And then I ran into a random tree on the trail hung with ornaments (including the one above). I may be Jewish, but that sure made me smile! What a kind thing for someone to do.
Run into any random acts of kindness lately?