Apr 172013

On the way to work I decided to take the back road because of congestion on M-14.
Just east of N. Maple on Stein was a young deer on the north edge of the dirt road. It was lying on its side with its head up, and didn’t get up when I drove close. I stopped to look at it and saw its eyes were closed and ears laid back. There was blood on its flank near the tail, and it occasionally kicked its leg slowly.
I pulled over and found the number for Friends of Wildlife. I listened to the recording to get their deer-specific number and called. The lady who answered sounded sympathetic, but for vague reasons made it clear she couldn’t help; something about it not being a fawn.
Next I tried the Humane Society, but the recording said their offices were closed today for training, and no emergency number was listed.
I passed Brookside Veterinary, then turned around and went back. They were already open, but they didn’t treat wildlife. The receptionist tried the Humane Society as well but had no luck either. She suggested calling 911 and asking if they had an emergency number for the HS.
The operator took my information and said they’d send somebody out. It’s likely they ended up shooting it, but better that than letting it suffer for hours.

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Mar 092011

Went running outside yesterday, for the first time since October 5th, 2010 according to RunKeeper. Did 2.62 miles around the neighborhood, and paid for it almost immediately.

My tendinitis and heel spurs are alive and well, and presented me with a big “Fuck You” shortly after I finished the run. Within an hour or so of sitting at my desk I could barely get down the stairs.

I went to yoga a couple hours later and, while it did help noticeably, it’s not enough. I’ve started taking max doses of ibuprofen and need to start icing my heels. Between that and yoga I may actually be able to run without pain sometime this year.

That, or cripple myself in the attempt.

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 Posted by at 1:00 pm
Feb 222010

I got an intensive 90-minute resistance/cardio workout, I didn’t have to wait to use any of the equipment, I had a parking spot right in front of the place, there were no kids and, best of all, it was FREE TO JOIN!

The hours are kind of sporadic, though.

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