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My sweet little boy Anakin had to go to the vet today for his rabies vaccine. Since he started limping in the last couple of days, I also had the doctor evaluate his left shoulder. Our appointment was scheduled for 4:00, so we left the house at 3:20 to get there a little early. Apparently, that was a total mistake.

Due to COVID19, no puppy parents are allowed into the clinic. Consequently, we had to take a seat and wait outside. This would be okay, except it’s Florida and it’s 90 degrees with a dew point of 76. I wouldn’t be surprised if the heat index surpassed 100 today. My poor puppy was getting so hot. Fortunately, I was able to get a water bowl for him. Meanwhile Goalielocks and I melted in the heat.

We waited until after 6:00 for him to be seen. I was dying from the heat and ready to throw in the towel. Nonetheless, my sweet little boy needed his rabies vaccine, so we can start taking him of dog parks. Also, the vet isn’t super close, so I didn’t want to have to come back a different day. Fortunately, his exam went well and there is no structural issues causing a limp. The vet feels like he likely hurt some soft tissue jumping around and being a puppy. Now we’re home and he’s comfortable resting after his vaccine and a pain shot for his shoulder.

Meanwhile, my throat is starting to hurt and my glands are feeling a bit swollen. My temperature was a little higher than normal this morning, but still not above normal range. I ran my 2.23 miles (#IrunwithMaud) this morning without too much difficulty. Afterwards I went almost straight to yoga, which was pretty awesome. Thankfully, I had enough time to do my post run stretch routine with the therapy balls before yoga.

Today’s class was a gentle flow with Jenn from Open Heart Yoga Studio and it was divine. The slower flow, yin and restorative poses have done my mind and body so much good. I was a balls to the wall kind of girl before I got injured and sick. Honestly, it’s probably why I got injured and sick. Now it’s about finding balance in my yoga practice, my workouts and life. Since I’ve started the quest for balance, my mobility and ability to slow down have improved greatly. I’m so excited to share my experience with my future yoga students.

I’m hoping some sleep will do my body good because I was hoping to go into the yoga studio to support its reopening. Nonetheless, if there’s any hint of a sore throat, I will be partaking in class from home. Fortunately, the Zoom classes have been great and with great support and feedback from my teachers. Otherwise I have a low key last day of school planned for the boys. My afternoon will be spent in yoga teacher training while the boys wrap up their school work.

Here’s a list of our day’s activities:

*Reading Vilette by Charlotte Bronte

*Morning and afternoon meditation

*Gentle Flow with Jenn from Open Heart Yoga Studio

*Week 2 BBG 2.0 day 4 cardio

*Went to the vet and melted in the heat like a circle in a spiral.

*Obedience training Anakin

*Took Anakin, Maya and Athena on multiple walks

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