Hey Y'all, Deuce the aussie here! Mom thought it would be fun if I Deuce (captain booberry) stepped in today and gave you a recap of running from my side. This year has been one of ups and downs for my four legged family.
2016 was the year of Stella having IMPA and 2017 was the year of her coming back and me stepping up to the sport I now love, RUNNING!
We started off the year watching Stella become naked as the drug combination of Azathioprine and Prednisone made her loose all of her hair, just like a cancer patient. I kind of made fun of her a few times, but I was secretly jealous as I have SO.MUCH.HAIR.
Mommy even had to start handling her drugs with gloves to protect her immune system. It's a blessing that through my mom doing research and her Dr's at KSU relentlessly worrying about her that they found this magical combination of imunosuppressors to get her back on the mend.
In March, Stella started back with 30 minute walks. Boy was I GLAD she was back doing something active! She sure did give me a guilt trip every time I came home post running. She would always remind me that that was HER mommy and HER running partner, but guess what, I was here first naughty girl!
Mom and I were training for yet another marathon. Stella trained mom to the 2015 Chicago marathon, so it was my turn to train her for the 2017 Andrew Jackson Marathon. Mom also traveled to Tennessee without either of us, which made us sad, but I did enjoy an Andrew free week with my daddy.
In April, Stella got to start adding mileage and running back to her schedule. Mom had this 50K thing coming up, and while I wanted to go with her, they didn't allow dogs. Kind of glad she didn't take me with as it stormed and rained and was horrible the whole 32 miles (yes and it even was longer than a 50K).