19 May 2008

Poor Sadie

Just when we started getting in our groove...

On our short run yesterday morning, poor sweet Sadie ran over something and cut her paw pretty bad. We were about two miles away from the car and she was bleeding pretty bad. But the border collie in her let her tough it out until we got home. I cleaned it up and there's a fairly ugly gash. She's been keeping weight off it since - hopping around on three legs like a poor unfortunate soul.

I don't think it's so bad that she needs a visit to the vet. I'll keep an eye on it to see how it looks and how she's feeling. Her heat blisters last summer were a bit worse than this and she was out of commission for about two weeks. Hopefully this time she won't be out as long.

I put in over 40 miles last week, my highest non-race week total since October. My knee is feeling stronger and stronger. Temperatures are getting higher and higher. My Iceland trip is getting closer and closer. Man, I hope Sadie gets better fast.

The top photo is her paw this evening.

The second photo is Sadie in a good mood rolling around today.

In the bottom photo she is taking a nice little break on our 15+ mile trail run Saturday. I suspect she'll get herself better so she won't miss this weeks trail run. :)

Keep running!



  1. Awwwww. Poor thing! I hope she gets better soon!

  2. Yikes! I hope she heals up quick. Poor thing. And you, now you have to sneak out of the house to run with out her knowiing, then face that oh-so-sad look when you get home. I almost feel worse for you...

  3. Get better, girl. Someone has to keep him honest. :D

  4. Maybe now you can keep up with her!

  5. Sorry to hear about Sadie! She's tough and will most likely be back at it in no time. Nice job on the training week.

  6. Ooooo that looks nasty :-( I hope she heals up nice and good. In the meantime you might want to call Grandma for a running partner? :P

  7. Awwww... Maybe she needs some trail shoes :-) I suspect her pads will toughen up more the longer she gets to run this spring/summer.

  8. Poor Sadie!!! I hope she gets better soon!

  9. Hopefully Sadie's healing well! you have the coolest dog of all time!