During my run yesterday I found myself spotting grass along the way! The areas along the open meadows are finally melting and the grass is beginning to show itself. Oh Joy! I know, I know, I live in Minnesota and I shouldn't complain of snow, but really, I have done quite well this winter. I didn't fall into the deep depression that I normally do. I kept the weight loss moving, stayed away from sugar and didn't fall apart when my personal baggage wanted to bring me down. It's actually been quite a good winter.
But I'm ready for Spring.
Actually, after Spring Break, the school year flies by very swiftly. Before I know it I will be loving summer vacation. I will be spending days at the pool, enjoying the boys, running with Topaz and enjoying races with friends. Good stuff.
While Topaz and I were running last night, he ran right over a sharp rock that was protruding out of the snow. It tore up his paw pad a bit. Of course he wouldn't walk with me off the trail to the car. He wanted to run. I had to snap his leash on and walk him off the trail to the car. End of run. I certainly didn't want him to injury himself even more. When we arrived home I washed his paw and poured peroxide onto it. I spoke with our vet who wasn't too worried and told me just to keep an eye on it and watch for infection. He told me to let Topaz do as he likes, but I know better. He'd run 30 miles with me today if I'd let him. He will stay home and rest while I go to the gym to get on the stair stepper for an hour. I'll be stepping off a meal at PF Changs. Yum!