Life turned upside down

Dates: 2/8/23 – 2/17/23
Training Weeks: 4 & 5 (if you can call it training)
Time: 110 min (run) + 30 min (Stairmaster) + 125 min (walk)
Mobility/Stretching: Not much
Ate Well: A little bit, but also a lot of comfort food

Commentary: It’s been a while. The last week and a half have been crazy. My sweet, sick kitten turned our lives upside down. She vomited up everything, even water. The poor thing was beyond miserable, and it broke my heart because I didn’t know what to do for her. The vet gave us antacids to help soothe her stomach.

My supervisor on a work-from-home day.

The antacids helped with the vomiting, but she hated taking them. And by hate, I mean taking the pill stressed her out so bad her blood pressure got so high she started this drunk walking thing. My husband was worried about her and took her to the emergency vet in the middle of the night. By the next morning, she was fine.

While Oreo was beyond miserable, she slept with us at night. Really, she slept on us at night. We couldn’t blame her, and since we felt so bad for her, we sacrificed our comfort and didn’t move so she could rest. This led to many sleepless nights, which led to utter exhaustion.

This is why I signed a telework agreement.

On Monday, I went to work on five hours of broken sleep. I was exhausted, and my heart hurt for Oreo. I was so afraid of losing her. Afraid my husband would call with bad news. While talking to one of the electricians, I broke down crying. He did what he could to comfort me and even offered to drive me home if I needed it.

I forwent working out since I was stressed and exhausted. There was no point in adding training stress to the mix and making myself sick. For a whole week, I tried to survive and recover. I even took PL so I could have more time to relax. I never take PL for non-adventure reasons unless it’s dire.

She’s the only thing I take pictures of these days.

The kitten finally started feeling better. I finally got a good night’s sleep two nights in a row. After six days of nothing, I finally felt well enough to hit the gym. Working out again felt great, even if I didn’t work out for very long.

I contemplated downgrading my 50-miler to a 50k since I have no idea if I’ll be able to train sufficiently with this upside-down life. I decided to go for it. If I DNF, there goes the Triple Crown of Moab. Running Dead Horse, Arches, and Behind the Rocks again isn’t the worse that could happen. Even if I DNF, any miles over 50k will help boost my confidence for Bears Ear.

Yes, I live in these sweats at home. And yes, I do wash them.

Questions of the Week: Do you have any pets? Are they part of the family? Can you imagine life without them?

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Endlessly seeking adventure.

3 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Aww bless I totally get how you feel … I lost my first cat bless her to old age and heart problems . I had her for my 21st it was me and her for years . I Vowed I’d never get another rescue kitten and hey presto Mojo entered our lives about a year after our first passed . He’s a noisy cat but very loving . He did the whole throwing up every where odd colour sick then he wasn’t well at all not drinking etc . He spent the weekend at the vets and £500 later he was fine . They never did say what was wrong with him. I love cats always telling them I love them giving him kisses and cooches . Ha ha . So I totally get what you mean . They ARE family . They cuddle you when your down and know to just be with you

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