Wednesday Workout – Start of a new Program and a recap of this week.

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So I had a hectic few days. This was my first workout this week and I started a 10k app from Zen Labs. I know I haven’t reached my goal of run 5k non stop yet but I was having a hard time sticking to the treadmill once I finished the Couch to 5k program. So I started this 10k trainer program/app. It is a 14 week program, 3x a week. Similar to the C25k but a bit longer obviously. I did really well with the C25k so I am excited to give this a try. I am also doing their other apps which I previously mentioned. Today I did the Butts Trainer and Abs Trainer after my run.

My run was pretty easy today. The program consisted of 5 min warm up and 5 min cool down with alternating 1 min jog and 1.5 min walk for a total of 30 mins. I finished at 2.25 miles in the end. Easy run for me. Next time I will push harder during the jog periods so I can increase the distance since 1 min is such a short interval to run (I was jogging at a speed of 6.5 or a 9 min/mile pace).

The butts trainer and abs trainer are good! I really like them. Here are a lust of some of the exercises they have (there is more than what you see here)

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The reason I had such a hectic few days was on Monday morning I noticed my cat was acting weird. She was growling non stop and hissing. I thought she must have just been cranky and in a mood. But then I noticed puddles of blood on the floor. I freaked out. I didn’t have a car to take her to the vet so I called my friend and she was nice enough to give me a ride. Oh and this is at 12 noon and I was supposed to be at work at 2 and I had to go in as no one could cover for me. My vet was away and so I had to take her to a diff vet. In the end turns out she has struvite crystals in her bladder. They took an xray and showed it to me and the crystal looks pretty big (or they said it might be a cluster of smaller ones). She isn’t likely to pass it on her own due to the size so there are 2 options. 1 is to feed her a special diet that might help to dissolve them so she can eventually pass them (this could take months). Option to is to surgically remove them. Right now she is on antibiotics (which she hates taking and I can’t even hide it in a treat cause she isn’t allowed to eat anything other than the special food). My vet comes back in a couple weeks and I am taking her back to see her. I talked to the vet tech at my vet and she said usually they go with option 1 and after 2 months of the cats eating the food they re-evaluate to see if the crystals are still there. I have just been so stressed with the whole thing. After losing my previous cat in the fire I get so worried about anything when it comes to my pets. I just can’t bear the thought of something happening to them. It is just too hard. Right now she seems to be doing ok… she still has some blood in her urine but they said that is normal. I hope she won’t need surgery.

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6 thoughts on “Wednesday Workout – Start of a new Program and a recap of this week.

  1. OMG I’m so sorry! Stressing about pets is no joke! I’ve grown up with pets and have always had them, so I can relate. Try to take it one day at a time! It’s surprising how much special food can help though. My cat was acting weird so I took her to the vet and we found out she was having kidney problems. We switched her to a special diet and her blood panels have been coming back normal. Hopefully that gives you some hope!

  2. That’s so awful for you and your cat, but some of these special pet diets they have now are amazing. My cat was diagnosed with kidney failure (less than 25% function left) two years ago and is still going strong on her prescription diet – like I said, these diets are amazing so hopefully the antibiotics and special food will do the trick.

  3. Sorry to hear about your cat, it’s never easy making a decision for pets (medically). We just went through that with our dog this summer. If only they could talk!
    Good luck with your 10k training ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure you’ll rock it!

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