We've had another slow week of walking. With it getting dark so early this week, we've had a tough time figuring out how to fit in our 3 miles after work, so that's contributed to our slow week. I'm sure we'll figure out how to fit the miles in after we've had a few days to adjust.
I've also become a temporary nurse--one of my co-workers rescued a dog that got hit by a car and needs daily water therapy and bandage changing. Since I'm the campus crazy dog lady and the one who lives closest to him, I've been recruited to help with this process. It really only takes 30 minutes to take care of the dog and I know the struggles of being a single pet parent well, so I'm happy to help out, but it's also been a new addition to my schedule at a time when I've already got papers coming in from all 5 of my classes and very few weeks left in the semester to get them graded and returned.
In addition to giving me a lot of papers, my students have also given me the plague--ok, not really, but they have shared some sort of germs with me. I've been sniffly and headachy, so I've opted to do short walks a few days since we've had several cold, wet days and I don't want to get worse. After a long nap yesterday, I am finally starting to feel more like myself, so I think that was a smart decision.
Even though we didn't get in three miles a day, we got at least the 1.5 miles we need to reach our goal + a little extra and got 18.16 miles in this week.
The lower-than-usual-mileage has lead to a silly Barley dog in the evenings. She's taken a liking to Sothlice's catnip spider toy. She picks it up, tosses it in the air, nibbles at it. Since she insisted on playing with her brother's toy, I insisted that we do a quick photoshoot with it.
|Eek! A spider!|
We're bracing ourselves for another cold, wet weekend, but I'm hoping that motivates me to really sit down and be productive with grading so that I can enjoy having the day off on Tuesday for Veteran's Day.
|We aren't ready for this!|
In other walking news, my Merrell shoes I got this spring have been retired. There are several spots where the sole is almost totally worn away. They went through a lot with us this year and covered ground in 4 different states. RIP friends.