Monday, February 17, 2014
I'm beside myself. I feel sick, guilt, etc.
I adopted out my shy foster dog on Sunday. They live 1.5 hours away. They had her home for about an hour and she bolted over their 6' fence and disappeared into a forest preserve
When I found out, it was too late to go there as it was dark.
Today we are having this huge snow storm. I can't stand it.
I hope she is found and doesn't get hit by a car. We have her listed on lost dogs of IL, lost dogs of IL/Rockford. the microchip company was contacted, police, shelters, forest preserve.
My poor Onyx.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Back in September I got this killer pain in one knee while training for a 1/2 marathon. I had to back off the mileage increase and was able to run just over 6 miles before the pain came in drastically effected my time, but I did complete the
I used a foam roller daily and was able to get 5 runs in the month of Oct after the race, about 2-3 miles each w/o any issues. Somewhere in here I stopped using the foam roller daily.
then in November, the two times I went out, at 1.5 miles that pain area in the knee just kinda said I'm here, remember me? Then 8 or more hours later, it was a real nagging pain. I can see maybe I just can't run 6 miles, but 1.5? Honestly?
I thought it was the IT band as I was increasing mileage, running on hills and running on uneven ground. However when I showed the PT where the pain was she said that is not the IT band.
Instead, I have a tight hamstring with overuse (oh snap), week posterior sling system and tight quads and Hip Flexors.
Have many stretches to do and exercises to help with the issue. BAD NEWS.. no running for 4 weeks. O.M.G.
But, at least I know what it is.. Guess I'll be doing my mileage on my in December.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Wow. So much has happened this past month and so little!
Due to freaky weather I only twice in November.
I KNOW...CRAZY RIGHT?
And it was only for a short distance too... and what was really annoying was I forgot to roll out the IT band both times, but as I was running I was like, oh this is a short distance, no biggy right? WRONG. after 1.5 miles it starts to just ever so slightly say hello. No huge pain...until almost 12 hours later it is so nagging... OMG So.. I am talking w/ a PT who is giving me all this info and was hoping to be able to get in to see her last Saturday and first time I can is this coming Sat. I want to put off running till I can confirm the issue and start exercises to strengthen it.
SO... I actually finally started to put my trainer together! Until I had to take a bolt off my bike. Ya right. I got this bike 36 yrs ago... that bolt is NOT going to move for me! Will require BF assistance! He fixed a hole in the dog fence yesterday, so I didn't ask for the fix yesterday, but will see tonight.
The quest for a horse trailer took many months and disappointments to finally picking up the new beast! Not counting the 'goose' part it is 19' long, only 3' longer than the trailer I have been using. It is a 3 horse Gooseneck with a pretty large dressing room. Winter project to do some little fixes here and there and learning how to haul and back up a gooseneck! weee
Then the next day I get a text from a close friend that her husband is being flight for life as he had a heart attack. He is ok now, but this is twice in a year. He only thought he had the flu initially. Not the flu but a blocked feeder artery to his heart. Amazing what the human body can do, another feeder vein already was in the process of generating to get to the heart.
Well these friends have sheep and goats. Lots of them. (there are no sheep or goat emoticon's what gives?) And they have to be fed. So off we go to their house and pick up 4 round bales of hay. Round bales are huge for those that don't know. Look at the trailer pic above and you could probably line up 4 of them and you wouldn't be able to see the trailer, except the roof! They are about 5' high.
So our Sunday was doing that. day we were back getting more round bales. Those things EAT LIKE MAD! This time we got 8 bales. Thank goodness for friends with large trucks, trailers and bobcats!
Had a wonderful day, hope everyone else did too!
Last Tuesday, we picked up a new foster pup. He's an Australian Shepherd and he's doing quite well, learning fast. Unfortunately he is also developing kennel cough, so we did not get to go sheep herding like I was hoping to do last Saturday. Here's the boy. He is a 1 yr old red tri w/ a tail. Purebred. Very light on his feet, would be great in agility. anyone interested? SE Wisconsin!
Rode Biff for 2.5 hours yesterday. While it was 39 degree's, there was no wind, so it was great!
Saturday, October 05, 2013
about 15 minutes longer than I was hoping for, but the dang IT band flared up after 6 miles. Interesting though, I felt better doing this than I did the 11.5 mile race a few years ago.
So now it's time to chill out and hope I don't lose a toenail!
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