Here she is!!! I took Diva to the vet's bright and early today to find out just what was going on. It turns out her anti-inflammatory meds for her arthritis are to blame. No platelets in her blood. So, she is on a mongo regimen of steroids for 1 week and then she'll go back on Monday for more bloodwork. My vet told me that as a result of the steroids, Diva will be drinking LOTS of water, her appetite will increase, she will pee like a dingbat, and she will be panting a lot. HAHAHA! The funny thing is, is we already call her "The Panter." In the middle of the night, she will get hot and start panting right by the bed. It drives Mike crazy!!
Thanks for the good wishes Cath!! I cried a little bit when I was at the clinic, and it took every once of strength to hold them back. I was on the verge of a full-on blubber -- but I managed (somehow) to keep it together and then the tears went away. I wanted to be really calm for Diva.
After Diva gave some blood, I went for an easy 3 mile run, then did some weights. I had taken a 2 week hiatus from the weights as the extra fatigue generated from it was wearing me down. Well, that is not exactly true -- I found that my nutrition has to be pretty much bang on with all the working out I'm doing. Not to say I don't love my treats, but one of my problems was I wasn't eating enough and thus would fatigue quickly. Oh well, live and learn, eh? :)
Later on, I biked for 2 hours 10 min. Peanut was in her usual spot -- right in front of me, just waiting for the chance to jump on my back. She is close enough to watch but not close enough to make it on my back when I'm in aero. I do have to pet her chin a few times when I bike though. Hey! I wonder if IG should some how integrate that into my bike workouts? Intervals of Peanut cheek scratching?? :) :)
I warmed up, did some one-legged drills in the harder gears, a cadence pyramid and for the main set, I did:
- 7 x 6 min @ 140-150W/ 4 min @ 100-110W