As I am the only person in the world who does not like to poetically run in the rain, I headed to the buttcampless gym to do my 3 mile speed work-out this morning. A half mile into my run the outside of my left knee started to give me some pain . . . I slowed down a little, then tried again and the pain progressed to shoot from my knee into my ankle. It wasn’t an ‘I’m going to die’ pain, but it was certainly uncomfortable. I managed 1.75 miles – but not so speedy.
However, I have one of those foam rolley things coming in the mail today – I have high hopes that once I roll around on that for a while, I’ll be as good as new. I have a ten-mile run scheduled for Sunday . . . it looks like it may be a lonely run since Marathena and Richard are both under the injury spell . . . I have my fingers crossed that they will become magically better and are on my doorstep ready to run at 5 AM on Sunday morning! *blink, blink, blink*
My Rowdy little Romeo was thoroughly examined and turned inside-out today – physically the doctors found nothing wrong with his kidneys, but physiologically – based on the urine and blood tests, something isn’t working right. The good news is that the low protein diet he has been on this past week seems to be helping. He’s friskier and not quite as stinky; that makes us all very happy! He goes back for more prodding in one month – let’s hope for improved kidney function!
You’ll also be happy to know that my good friend Kate is going to knit Rowdy a Black Knight Scout sweater and my friend Sarah has volunteered to macramÃ© him a matching jock strap! Arenâ€™t they the best?