No, it’s not me that is injured. Unfortunately, my poor dog, Boo is 😦
Yesterday while I was at work, the dogs went on a little adventure. During Andy’s lunch break he came home to eat and let the dogs outside in our fenced back yard. Little did we know that our gate was open. Apparently the city was cutting down trees in our neighborhood and went into our yard without our knowledge. They even piled all of the scraps from the trees in our front yard for whatever reason. If that isn’t rude enough, they didn’t even close our gate to the fence. While Andy was inside eating, the dogs took off. About 10 minutes later Andy went outside to get the pups and he realized they were gone. He then saw the gate swinging open and shut from the wind. He knew they were gone. Neither of them had their collars on with their tags.
Andy took off running down the street and luckily saw some construction workers. They said, “they took off that way and they’re going very fast!”, so Andy went on running down the street asking neighbors outside which way the dogs had gone. By this time Boo and Sophia were gone for 30 minutes. Then Andy spotted them, collapsed in the front yard of someone’s house, exhausted from the sprint workout they just had. He took them home and went back to work.
When I got home I saw that Boo was limping around. I couldn’t understand where it was coming from, he was walking so strangely. Then I saw the pads of his front feet completely torn and the top layer of skin was hanging off. Ouch! No wonder he was limping and crying. I immediately took him to the vet to get looked at. Good thing this is not an uncommon injury to dogs and it does heal, it just takes time. The vet cut the top layer of skin off from his feet and revealed a very pink pad, it looked raw. I have to keep it covered and clean, which isn’t the easiest task!
Sophia and Boo always look out this window together, but Boo’s feet hurt so bad he can’t even do that. Looks like Sophia has to be on patrol by herself…
These two had quite the adventure and now my little running buddy is on bed rest…
I’ve taken a cue from Boo and I am taking a few days off from running myself. I am not burnt out, but not as excited to run as I usually am, in fact the thought is just not appealing to me at all. That usually signifies that it’s time for a break, so I’m taking it! I’ll probably take a good 5 days off. I also start my new job in a week and I’ll be back to teaching 7 group exercise classes per week, so it’s a good time for a little rest 😉
I got some questions regarding my new job, so I’ll share a few more details of what the job actually is. My position is “Fitness Specialist”. I work for a company the contracts with other companies and does employee wellness programming. This particular employee wellness program has been around for 10+ years, so it’s pretty established, which I like. I will work in a fitness center that is free for the employees to use. We do fitness testing, screenings like blood pressure and cholesterol, group exercise classes, personal training, and implement health and wellness incentive programs.
There are three of us total that run the fitness facility: myself, another Fitness Specialist, and the Fitness Director (my boss). The job is 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday. I’m so excited to be back teaching group exercise and being surrounded by fitness and wellness. It’s definitely my “niche”! This is also what I went to school for (Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology), so I’m even more excited to be using my education 🙂
I have been working full time at a supplement store for the past few months. And while I am blessed to have full time work and I am able to pay the bills and save some money, retail is definitely not for me. The hours are exhausting and I feel I have no time for anyone. It’s the main reason my blog has suffered. For one, I don’t feel as inspired to blog when I am not doing what I love . And two, I’m just tired from the late nights and working weekends that any free time I have I spend with Andy, friends and family. Luckily now I will have a Monday-Friday gig’ doing what I enjoy. I feel my writing mojo coming back already! I have to finish up working at the supplement store this upcoming week, working Saturday-Wednesday. It’s my last weekend of working…phew!
Well, I have to work both Saturday and Sunday which is no fun. But I do have today off which I am spending taking care Boo, cleaning the house, and grocery shopping. I think Andy and I are going to a high school football game tonight with some family. I remember being in high school and that was the ‘thing’ to do. Ahh, the glory days 😉 Tomorrow night I have plans to have dinner with girlfriends at a Mexican restaurant. Yum!
If you have a pet, have you ever dealt with a pet injury?
What are your weekend plans?