It's been sort of a sluggish week for me. I think I only went riding once since last Saturday, not counting any dog runs I did with Indy, and Shiloh not at all. See, last Friday, we noticed Shiloh had a laceration on her back paw, right next to and parallel with the back of the main pad. No good way to close the injury, so we opted for conservatively applying topical antibiotics, and restricting her activity.
It did not appear to be healing like I
thought it should, so today was vet-day. We are blessed to have a good
vet's office not too far off (Allen Veterinary Hospital, Allen TX), so I
told her it was a two-way trip, and off we went.
later, we had seen the vet, and gotten some antibiotic spray that is
designed to taste bad! Doc Mac says it should prevent her licking the
wound open like she has been doing. Doc Mac also said in her opinion it
was actually healing nicely, and Shiloh could resume her runs behind
the bike next week.
I've been a bit tired this week
too, for some reason. I find I have been sleeping ok, so I don't know
just what is causing it. It has served to keep me off the bike some
though. Plus with DH getting prepped for Hotter 'N Hell
this weekend, and trying to get the CA2 ready for that (new rear
derailleur, Rival $72, new TT900 carbon shifters, $120...), I was just a
little 'biked out'. He's trying for the full Imperial Century, and
weather will be, well, hotter 'n hell this weekend, with a forecast of
99*F Saturday, with a 12-18mph wind from the south, which means a strong
headwind the last 30 miles or so. He will have fun, and the new bike
is FAST! So he is hoping for a sub-6 hour century. Yes, for those that
don't know, that is 100 miles on the bicycle.
will likely take Shiloh and Indy to the dog park for a bit, and maybe
take the kids out on their bikes to the dog park MUP. Then it's pizza
and a movie rental for Friday evening. I will take it easy, and try to
have some fun. I wonder if there's anything worth renting?