Happy almost Friday y'all!
I realized I haven't put anything up in almost a week, so I thought it was darn well time for me to make an appearance.
First, I want to thank you guys for all your awesome encouragement here, on twitter, and daily mile about Roscoe. I'm constantly blown away at the amount of support an online community can provide- thank you thank you thank you!!!
Just to give you a quick update on the Crazy Face: In my heart of hearts, I knew his problem probably wasn't an infection, I just didn't want to believe the vet when he said it might be something worse. His paw got a little more aggravated over the weekend, so I took him back in on Tuesday. The vet recommended a type of "exploratory" surgery, mostly because it was too painful for him to even look at what was going on. This way, they could take a biopsy and maybe even fix the problem if it was fixable. I wasn't expecting this, but I trust the vet (he did graduate from the best university in the southeast... Go Gators!!).
Later that afternoon we had good news and bad news. The good news is it doesn't look malignant (cancerous) but the bad news is the vet doesn't really know what it is. Hopefully we'll know more after the lab results come back later this week.
More news on the running front: I had my first good run since the Zoom! After a brief bout with some knee pain, I ran 4 glorious and pain free miles yesterday. I'm looking forward to getting back to my normal running mileage in the coming weeks.
...though I'm not sure how long my 'long run' should be in preparation for my next marathon. It's in 3 1/2 weeks and I was planning on another 20 miler. But I'm not sure how necessary that is, especially since I don't want to aggravate my knees again. I'm thinking something around 15 miles should do it? Thoughts? Advice?
And finally... I'm up to 50 followers!! That means there are at least 50 people who think my rambles are interesting enough to read on a consistent basis. It wasn't so long ago that my first comment and follower made me squeal with delight right out of my chair (I kind of still do a happy dance for every new comment and follower)! I'd love to meet you and see your blogging homes, so please introduce yourselves!!!
So to review...
If you've done back-to-back marathons, what did you do for your long runs in between?
If you're new, say hi!!