Sadie is home and doing great. The vet wanted to keep her overnight yesterday because when she went in to cut out the abscess she found out it wasn't exactly an abscess. To make a long story a bit shorter - the lump was not filled with pus like an abscess is. I won't get into the details of what it was filled with, so I'll just say it was more of a tissue inflammation thingamabob. So the doc gave Sadie some anti-inflammatory meds instead of anti-bacterial and that seemed to do the trick. Doc says she'll be ok.
"Hey doc, Sadie is training for a marathon - so how long until you think she can get back into her training?"
"Well, I don't see any reason why she would have to wait at all."
"Yep. She may be a bit tired but she isn't sick and exercising won't do any harm."
"Yippee, doc!!" (attempted high-five, but doc wasn't hip to my celebration routine)
The next couple hours was kind of a blur. Vet, car, drive, home, running shoes, belly rubs, leash, water, run, sun, sun, road, sun, bark, pant, pant, sun, run, water, sun, home, water. The blur wasn't so much as I was running so fast as it was that I had some sweat in my eyes and couldn't see real well. Sadie did great on the run. She was definitely more tired than usual but she was so happy to be out there instead of stuck in a kennel at the vet.
And I have a new pair of road shoes which always makes for a nice motivation.
And the electric pencil sharpener at work was awesome today. Major props.
So, with Sadie back in action I think this is going to be a great week of running. I felt good today after the 18 miles on Sunday. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. (or is that a train?....)
Today: 7 miles