It seemed to help. He hasn't puked since Saturday night. I have been feeding him a cup of rice every hour or so. I will add in some chicken today if he is still doing better. His temp is good and his nose is cool and moist so I am guessing he isn't dehydrated. He gets to go to the vet if he pukes even one more time. I just want him up and running with me again.
I think the vet threat has worked though.
I had a pretty low key weekend. I ran 11 miles Saturday and 6.25 on Sunday. They both felt great. The weather has been so nice, it is going to be such a bummer when winter sets in again. Today is supposed to get up to 56ish but be very windy, so I am going to run this morning when it is cooler, but less windy.
I am going to skip my planned intervals this week since I was having some odd knee pain last week and pick it up again next week.
I have to admit the runner that went missing this weekend in Sidney, MT has been weighing heavily on my mind. I think it is a good reminder to all of us to be careful. Bad things can happen anywhere, at any time and when you least expect them.
My husband and my Dad have been on me for awhile about carrying pepper spray or a gun. I really don't know why I don't . Maybe I worry it will be too bulky on the run or hard to mobilize in time. Afraid it could be used against me if I can't get it mobilized in time.
Look what I found this morning. Do you see the pink thing on her hand? Pepper spray.
You can check out the website HERE They cost about $30, but to me. I think it is worth it. I don't want to be afraid of going for runs. I don't want to be sidelined by fear.
Here are some great tips I copied from their website too. I thought I would share.
- Run toward populated areas, busy streets, open business.
- Ignore jeers and verbal harassment. Keep moving.
- Use discretion in acknowledging strangers. Be friendly, but keep your distance and keep moving.
- Do not approach a car to give directions, or the time of day. Point toward the nearest police or information source, shrug your shoulders, but keep moving. If you feel you must respond, do it while moving.
- Do not panic. Do not run toward a more isolated area.
- Keep as calm as possible. Try to fix a description of the attacker in your mind.
- Do not show fear or plead – this intensifies aggression in most cases.
- Try to talk to the aggressor and look for an escape opportunity – a moment of indecision or distraction on the attacker’s part.
- Do not fight or struggle with the attacker unless there is clearly no other way out, especially if you are untrained in self defense.
Do you run with pepper spray?