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Rest Day - RICE

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Today is a rest day.

Yesterday I ran 80minutes - 6.3miles. Lulu had to be picked up half way through. She's got blood in her urine, so I called hubby to come get her. That lead to a fight. Anyhow, I didn't eat much more than 1000calories all day yesterday. I burned just under 4000calories. Top that all off with 5 hours of sleep. Today is DEFINITELY not a day to go running.

Anyhow, I needed a rest day. My last rest day was July 4 - that's 10 days ago. I've had easier days, but no rest days. So I'm well past due.

Today I'm taking care of my knees. Those aches I've been feeling for a few days are not going away. I'm done just being cautious and seeing what will happen. Today is a RICE day for my knees. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. I bought two elastic bandages today so I can wrap them up once I'm done with the ice.

Did I mention, I HATE ice? I don't even really like it in my water. I prefer my water at room temperature - easier on my stomach. Same thing with ice I apply to my body - it causes my stomach to convulse. My gag reflex is far too strong.

But it'll help. I know it will. At least that's what I tell myself every time I need to do this. And in all honesty, 90% of the time it does make things better.

So here I sit with ice packs on my knees. Shivering. lol. I can't believe I just said that. It's been so hot here for so long. Today, on top of ice packs, it's actually overcast and cooler outside.

So that's my day. Tomorrow I'm back to running. Lulu isn't coming with me. emoticon
I am pretty sure she has a bladder infection. I've been asking hubby to get her checked for MONTHS. Now she's got blood in her urine. I'm not going to be the one to hurt her. I tried to call the vet on Saturday and was told off. So that's that. I'm just walking away from it all. It's not my place. I've always felt that way, and now I KNOW it.

I really hate feeling like this.
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    Why not run every other day--to give your knees time to recoup? Never run through pain. You may end up sidelined seriously.
    1681 days ago
    Hope your knees feel better and hope that the animal gets treated soon too!
    1682 days ago
    It's too bad that, if Lulu has a bladder infection, that she has to suffer because hubby is too ignorant or too bull-headed to get her help. Is it because it wasn't HIS idea??

    I hope she gets the help she needs soon.


    1682 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Hope you heal quickly. None of us enjoy being injured. Listen to your body and it will let you know when it's ready.
    1682 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I hope your knees feel better by tomorrow. It does sound like Lulu needs to see the vet.
    1682 days ago
    Hope Lulu is not suffering from anything serious. Funny how our pets become members of our family without us even realizing it! Are you doing any cross training or strength training in addition to your running....that will help avoid injury yet you still get exercise

    Hope you feel better soon
    1682 days ago
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