Best Laid Plans…

Urgh, I didn’t workout today.  For some reason, I always have difficulty in the middle of the week with workouts and today was no different.  I had made vet appointments for my cat, Suli, and my dog, Tara, for this afternoon and I ended up spending about 2.5 hours at the vet clinic.  This meant that I didn’t get home till after 5:30PM and I wanted to make dinner for Curtis and myself.  I also only had a power bar for lunch, so I wanted to make sure to eat something before running or swimming.  I had every intention of doing something after dinner, but it didn’t happen.  I’m going to try and go for a run in the morning before work instead.

Suli and Tara are both fine, by the way.  I know this is a fitness blog and not a dog/cat blog, but I figured I’d throw that out there.  Suli just needed a rabies vaccine, and I had some x-rays done on Tara’s hips and elbows to check for dysplasia since it is so common German Shepherd Dog breed.  Fortunately, both her elbows and her right hip are completely clear of dysplasia.  She has mild dysplasia in her left hip, but luckily the vet said she doesn’t need to be on restricted exercise or anything.  We’ll just add a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement to hopefully prevent the onset and severity of arthritis later on and watch her for any symptoms for now.  I’m really pleased with the results even though they’re less than perfect.  Since she’s a rescue dog, we really had no way of knowing what her background was and I had feared that she would have bad hips.  Anyways, enough about the animals.

I’m hoping to read both my new books in the next couple of weeks.  I should have plenty of time since I’m going to the beach for a week in the beginning of July.  I’ll do a full book review after I finish both and include any tidbits that I find interesting in the mean time.
Happy training!

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  1. #1 by Amy on June 24, 2010 - 9:33 am

    My aunt has a German Shepard and they give their dog the Target version of glucosamine/chondroitin because it’s so cheap … works fine for him!

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