Ok. If you know me, you know that I love bacon and that I am TERRIFIED (TERRIFIED) of arachnids. Remember this from this past summer??
After coming back from our morning walk, I was giving Abby some neck scratches just outside my front door when I felt my fingers brush against what I thought was a growth. Dachshunds are prone to them so I wasn’t shocked, but was thinking “Ew, on her neck? Where I like to give her scratches? That sucks!”. Once we got inside I sat down on the bathroom floor and pulled her in close to me to take a better look at this new growth.
Abby has never had one before and none of my dogs growing up ever had one…so this was new territory for me. WHAT DO I DO???
Watch 6 videos on tick removal YouTube, obviously!! And voila!
Jane 1, Arachnids 0.
Abby was soooo good about the minor surgery I was performing…normally she’s a lunatic, but it’s like she knew she just needed to stay still so I could take care of her. Love that creature so much.
The other morning, I opened my door to retrieve my newspaper only to be COMPLETELY SHOCKED at what had happened overnight.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Of course, it’s mostly all melted now but…Abby was THRILLED to have the snow…she’s like a husky – moves full speed and totally playfully on our walks with fresh snow!!
MONDAY – ran 5 miles in Zone 1 HR but had to skip strength training because I have pulled something in my mid-back. It’s getting better now, but it was hard to even take a deep breath at the beginning of the week – but running didn’t seem to bother it! Have no idea what I did to my back!!!
TUESDAY – 2 miles warm-up, 4 miles at tempo (Zone 3 HR) – again, felt stronger this week than previous weeks!!
WEDNESDAY – REST DAY!
TODAY – because of the arachnid incident, my time was cut short and all I could get in was 4 miles…and I still stayed away from the strength training – back is still not 100%.