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Face The Music Friday #38

on June 13, 2014

Fitness this week:

Saturday – 1 hr OCF class @ Unleashed, yard work, 1 mile hike

Sunday – Rest and rolled from Saturday. Felt like I was hit by a truck!

Monday – 27 min run

Tuesday – 30 min elliptical + 10 min challenge* + random stuff at work between calls (10 lunges, 20 desk push-ups, 30 squats)

Wednesday – Mowed lawn, Off Road Conditioning class

Thursday – 35 min walk with Tara

Friday – rest

*For this week’s challenge, my reps were as follows (click here to see the challenge origin):
Lunges – 50
Push-ups – 40
KB swings – 71 (w/ 4K kettlebell)
Burpees – 16
Planks – 36 sec, 20 sec


I had a much better week this time around. I felt like my body was ready to go after recovering from the Tough Mudder. I pushed it a little hard on Saturday and paid for it Sunday, but then was OK the rest of the week.

Tomorrow I have a race – the Gaspee Days 5K. This race is also where I hold my current 5K PR of 34:26. I VERY sincerely doubt I’ll be getting a new one there since I’m really just getting up to speed again with my running, but it’s a great race. There is a parade afterwards so the streets are jam packed with people waiting for it. It starts 15 minutes after the race. It’s a nice easy out and back and if I remember correctly it’s uphill going out, downhill coming back. Who doesn’t love a downhill finish?

Speaking of racing, a fellow blogger (and fellow Spahten!) that I’ve been following since last year wrote an amazing article about what it’s like to be a fast runner, but finish a race at the back of the pack. I love the way she writes and the fact that she documented what so many of us go through is awesome. The comments are amazing also, so you should give them a read, too.

On Wednesday, we had some drama with my little bitsy squish, Delilah. On Tuesday night, Tara had noticed blood in her urine in the litter box. She left a voicemail for our vet and we were able to get an appt for Wednesday morning. Tara took her in since her schedule is more flexible as a nanny. They weren’t able to get a sample from her there, so they gave her fluid under the skin to hydrate her, plus an anti inflammatory and antibiotic. They said she had a slight fever, but that could be anxiety related from having to come to the vet.




They sent us home with this kit for collecting a sample. Basically, it was this sort of teflon like sand that doesn’t absorb the urine, it pools off it. Then we use a little bulb syringe and suck it up, put it in a vial, then a baggie and bring it to the vet. Tara could only stay until around 2:00, so I left work early to take the afternoon shift with her. Luckily, she went about an hour before the vet closed so we could let her out of isolation in the bathroom. The cats were breaking our hearts being separated. Tara said when she came home to take her to the vet that Flynn had pressed himself against the outside of the bathroom door and both of them had their paws underneath the door!

Our vet is so awesome, they did the testing in house and called me just over an hour later with the results. They saw the blood, plus she had crystals AND bacteria in the urine. Hopefully, they said, the antibiotic shot they gave her would clear that up, but if not we’ll need to look into changing her diet. Poor baby girl!

In slightly happier news, I have a really fun announcement coming soon hopefully, so stay tuned. I can’t wait until I’m able to share it. Are you on the edge of your seat now? Good. Don’t fall off.



This week’s song is a newer one for me. I totally need to add it to my running playlist. I can see myself moving faster if I were to hear it at the right time.


Sleeper Agent – Waves







20 responses to “Face The Music Friday #38

  1. DarlinRae says:

    Ooo suspense! Hope your kitty baby is ok!

  2. Good luck on the race!:) a downhill finish sounds great!

  3. Taryn says:

    Aw, I hope your cat gets better soon!

  4. Fantastic week for sure! Way to go! Hope sweet kitty is on the mend. We had to put Loki (and subsequently all the cats) on the special Urinary SO diet since he had an uber blockage one time. He’s been doing fine ever since but the food is expensive. The vet doesn’t want him on any wet food anymore so that stinks that they only can eat dry food now. But, he hasn’t had any UTI’s since though so it must be doing something right!

    • Courtney says:

      Yeah, Flynn isn’t too picky so if we have to do that, he’ll be fine eating whatever. I just hope we don’t need to go there because I remember when we had Boomer and he had Rx food it was so damn expensive!

  5. Oh! And good luck tomorrow at the race!

  6. osarah26 says:

    Poor Delilah- Hope she’s feeling better soon! Enjoy your race!

  7. Totally wanting to know the announcement now.
    And have a great race.

  8. Aww, I hope she feels better soon. Good luck at your race! And an announcement teaser, now I am wondering what it could be 🙂

  9. dawn @ running the dawn says:

    your poor little kitty! i hate it when the pets are sick…they can’t tell you how they feel. it’s so hard on them and on their pet parents 😦

    • Courtney says:

      Yeah that’s the worst when we can’t figure it out and they have to have so much testing because they can’t tell us what’s wrong. She’s acting normally now and seems to be doing much better!

  10. cwupcake says:

    I hope poor kitty is feeling better by now. I’ve had dogs that needed to be put on special diets (low protein, grain-free, limited ingredients) It can be a pain, but well worth it if it makes them feel better.

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