I was gonna write a fun post for you guys today all about me. Instead, I’m spending the morning at the vet.
One week ago, Tucker got a giant cut in the pad of his foot. We kept it clean and wrapped all weekend but it was too deep and we knew he would need stitches.
Monday: off to the vet we went. He got internal and external stitches, they gave us a cone collar and said to keep him from jumping for 2 weeks (HA!)
Tuesday: I had I go to work and leave him alone til hubby got home. I put the cone on and put him in his cage. Hubby came home 2 hours later and the cone was off and the bandage was ripped.
Wednesday/Thursday: we were worried he would hurt his foot more if he kept trying to get the cone off so we left him occasionally with the paw wrapped and sprayed with bad tasting stuff. Every time hubby came home the bandage was nibbled on but relatively intact. He pulled it off a couple times while we were home and we put it back on.
Friday: the foot seemed to be bothering him more. I skipped class to stay with him, then we decided to go out to dinner. When we got home 3 hours later, he’d eaten the entire bandage and pulled the stitches out! We gave him hydrogen peroxide and he barfed up most of the bandage…
Saturday: we’re off to the vet to probably get more stitches…and spend more money…sigh….
He’s lucky we love him!
Today’s workout: Hubby and I have to stagger our workouts this week so one of us can watch the dog…so, he went first and ran 4 miles in 40 min!
I put together an interval workout for myself with my fastest treadmill speeds ever! It’s a 10 min cycle so you can choose how many times to repeat it to get to your desired workout time.
I did it twice and covered 2.3 miles in 20 minutes, then finished out to get to 3 miles by doing the next five min at 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.1, 6.0 (one min each) and then a min at 6.5 and a min at 7.0 to finish 3 miles in 26:50!
Before today I’d never gone above 8.0 on the treadmill so this was pushing it for me. If you need a little extra time to recover, especially after the first cycle you can walk 30 sec at 4.0, run 30 sec at 6.0 and then leave the speed intervals the same. That’s what I did for the second cycle.
Here’s what it looked like: