It’s nice that it’s Thursday already. This week has gone by fast.
Today I started week 3 of Couch to 5K. I can’t believe I have done 2 weeks already. Does the passage of time scare anyone else? It’s like rocket speed. Anyway, this week’s intervals are:
5 minute warm up/ 1.5 minute run/1.5 minute walk/ 3 minute run/3 minute walk/1.5 minute run/1.5 minute walk/ 3 minute run/3 minute walk/ 5 minute cool down.
Again, not too bad for the longer runs. I still have trouble with how slow running and walking seems compared to biking. You don’t go very far in a short amount of time, and it’s kind of boring on the treadmill. However, I did have my Journey Pandora station playing, so it wasn’t so bad. Usually I watch This Old House, but I didn’t feel like having the TV on today. If it wasn’t raining, I probably would have been outside.
It’s amazing to me the difference a year makes. Last year at this time we had a big snowstorm and with how cold it was all winter, there were just piles and piles of snow. This year we have bare ground. March is next week and I will start looking right away for the tulip bulbs to start peeking out because March means spring, right? Even though they don’t bloom until April and May LOL.
Ms. Pixie has been struggling to get completely well. On Monday she seemed so much back to her old self that we both remarked on it. Then on Tuesday night she started having trouble again with urgency and bloody urine again – and she was still on antibiotics! So, Wednesday morning I was back at the vet. I have to say they have been great about having me just bring her right in. Anyway, it seems she has a really tough bacteria that won’t clear out, so they put her on a broad-spectrum antibiotic this time.
This one she really doesn’t like. It’s been a struggle getting in all in her mouth. I’m going to try mixing some with her food, but she doesn’t really go for that kind of stuff (very finicky eater). Hopefully this will do it. If not, more x-rays for her. I told the vet I was going to start an Instagram account for Pixie so she could start earning some money to pay for her medical bills 🙂
The amazing thing to me about animals is that no matter what you do to them, they still love you. I have been dragging Pixie in and out of the carrier, taking her to the vet, putting her through surgery, back to the vet, squirting medicine into her mouth every day and she still loves me. I took this picture while I am writing this post:
You think she would hate me, but it almost seems like she is more needy now. And yes, she lays across my arm, which makes typing interesting.
The things we do for our pets, right?? 😀
Remember the master cleaning list thing we made up for deep cleaning? The house was divided into 6 zones and we got through all of them. It doesn’t take long with both of us working together and it’s only once a week for the deep cleaning. We just started back in the first zone this week and you know what? It wasn’t as dirty! Imagine that. It didn’t take as long and there were a lot less dust bunnies under the couch and a lot less dust — which is a great thing for someone like John who has asthma. So that gives us incentive to make sure we keep to this schedule. The system works!