You know who hates taking rest days more than us? This guy:
I noticed my little man was limping on Tuesday, but didn't think much of it because he'd been running and tearing with 3 other dogs all weekend. Wednesday evening, I noticed his paw was swollen in between his toes. I started soaking his foot in warm epsom salt water, but when it showed no improvement today, I called the vet.
They got me in immediately (if you're in the Charlotte area and need a vet, talk to me!). Based on what the doc saw, he thinks it might be a tumor. The area was too sensitive to biopsy it without sedation, so we're going to be conservative right now- pain meds, antibiotics, more epsom salt soaking, and lots of rest.. Hopefully it's a cut or an infection and that will take care of it. We go back in two weeks.
I'm a very sad puppy momma =( Of course I'm disappointed Roscoe won't be able to run with me for a while, but it hurts to see my baby hurting. Guess his brother will have to give him lessons on being lazy.
I got in my second post-50k run this morning. Three very....slow... miles. I didn't expect my running/cross training to be stellar this week, but it's still frustrating. I've been spending time getting to know the spin bike and the elliptical, a trend I think might have to continue into next week.
Some dreaded knee pain is rearing its ugly head again, so I'm going to be super careful to follow the RICE plan- rest, ice, compress, elevate. Not like last time where I did the RICE without the R (unless that R stood for Running).
Moving right along...
If you haven't heard of #OpHarcoreFit, you should go check it out on Meg's blog here. Basically, it's an accountability program for bloggers, or any online fitness people, to be involved in.
Are you a member of OpHardcoreFit? What's your big goal?
Any tips to stay focused without running?
Any fun plans for the weekend?