Monday: Rest day. Last day with family and last day off for little red to play with his toys all day. I am kind of excited he is getting so into hot wheels now as that was one of my favorite toys when I was a kid.
Stella had one accident overnight, which I decided to clean up post run, because I don't have the strongest of stomachs first thing after I wake up. She didn't want her canned food, which honestly kind of scared me, but then she wolfed down the kibble they gave me. While I was running, she had another explosion. I have no clue how that much comes out of one little dog. The vet I am working with at KSU emailed me last night and suggested that the Azathioprine was messing with her tummy, and while her blood work looked great, that we should probably go ahead and move her to the maintenance dose immediately. I have mixed feelings because again, we have changed our thought process.
Friday: Well, that dreaded cold that everyone has been passing around finally visited me. I woke up with my head totally congested and a low grade fever. My rule is I don't work with a fever, so got my student to handle what all was going on in the lab while I tried to rest as much as possible. I am NOT good at resting. We also has our lab Christmas/New Years celebration to attend Friday night. I took Tylenol, something I never do because I feel like fevers have a job, and hoped I could go. I ended up going, against my better judgement, but I was fever free.
Stella has solid poop! YIPEEEE!!!!
Saturday: Again, I woke up with a fever and horrible head congestion. I for a fleeting moment thought about trying to do a long run, and quickly decided getting better was my number one priority. I know a few days of missed work outs won't hurt. I wanted to end the last day of 2016 with a long run, but it wasn't meant to be. Oh well. I ended the year with about 1200 miles, which is pretty much the amount I got in 2015. Maybe someday I will be able to make that number greater.
|my nurse when I am sick|
Sunday: We were party animals and
Have a happy New Year!!!! I have had such an up and down year with stella, so kind of ready to see what 2017 brings! I can't believe that 2017 will be Andrew's last year in Preschool and his first year in Kindergarten! Slow down time, NOW! I had a great year in running, despite some minor injuries and one big fat DNF. I completed my first Ultra and can't wait to do many, many more. Bring on the year of the Ultras and Marathons! Andrew Jackson and Chicago here I come! 50K here I come! Still undecided about the fall as of now, but thinking some more 50Ks are on tap for me and maybe a speedier marathon (ehem Chicago, might be coming for you). Have a great day today and eat all of your lucky foods!