This has been my life the past few days. I don’t like it. I’m finished with everything now, but I’m sure tomorrow I’ll have remembered a bunch of stuff that I’ll need to do and I’ll be behind again. Plus today my sinuses have been draining like a mofo, and it has not been a pleasant experience.
He thinks I’m crazy. But he loves me.
So I decided to wear my compression sleeves to clinical today because every time I come home from the hospital my legs are killing me from being on my feet in my crappy shoes all day. I felt awesome!
Taller? No. Faster. I wish I was faster. I don’t feel like I’m making progress. I feel like I run at other people’s walking pace. Why am I so slow? Is it because I’m moving so much weight through space? Is it my legs? Maybe my hair is weighing me down? Yeah, that’s gotta be it…
Well good afternoon! The sun is shining! The endorphins are flowing! And I’ve finally stopped smelling like…whatever weird and terrible odor I radiate when I finish running! Huzzah! I guess it’s with the increased mileage and time, because I didn’t notice it before – but whatever.
Went for a quick run on the treadmill this morning. Oh no! *GASP* The what?! That’s right, I said it, the treadmill. I couldn’t take it. I can’t stand the elliptical anymore. And the bike hurts my butt. I just needed to pound it out. And it felt GOOD. And I knew that I wouldn’t be doing my full bridge to 10k run, so I just ran for a couple of miles and then did some weights. Continue reading
Hello friends. I’d like to share with you some thoughts I had on the Old Navy Active line as of late. I’m always on the lookout for new, cheap, and quality workout gear, so when I stumbled on to Old Navy and clicked on the Active link, I was pleasantly surprised to see the assortment. Tops, bottoms, jackets, etc., looks like ON is embracing the public’s need to not spend $60+ on a pair of running capris.
Guys, I’m doomed to be one of those people who belongs on one of the Pinterest Fail blogs, only I’m not making my house explode with dishwashing soap or whatever. So far I’ve made a handful of recipes from Pinterest, two of which I was very excited about. One was a homemade pumpkin spice latte, and the other was quinoa mac and cheese. Both were disgusting. Allow me to explain.
Anyone else watching the Monday Night Football game right now? This thing is a circus. Peyton Manning has thrown about 300 interceptions, the refs have lost control of the players, and they’ve reversed about as many calls as interceptions. This reminds me of the night when my QB Jay Cutler got sacked about 7000 times by the Giants. Geez. Continue reading
Joel and I ran together this morning for the first time ever. We decided to try out the trail at the park, but we didn’t like it and it was confusing so we basically took a random path and stuck to the street, wound around the dog park and struggled with the hills. We still got a little over 4 miles, but with the hills wound in we went a bit slower. Continue reading
Yesterday I ran my furthest distance yet, almost 4.5 miles. I felt good. But there was a point where I passed a moderately shady looking gent and he immediately pulled out his cell phone as I passed him. This made me think that he was alerting someone to my location and I was constantly checking over my shoulder in paranoia the rest of the time. It didn’t really make for a good run. Things have happened to me recently that have put me on edge, and I don’t like being like this. Allow me to explain… Continue reading
I feel as though I’ve neglected you, my little blog. School has been crazy and I haven’t done anything new to write about in terms of running or training. Since I’ve banished running on the treadmill, I’ve stuck to the elliptical, arc training, and stationary bike to keep up my cardio conditioning. I’ve also incorporated some strength training to help me along this journey for a healthier life. My heart rate monitor has been working great. I really enjoy it as a supplement to my workout and it’s great to know an accurate calorie count of what I’m burning. I think too many times I overestimate (very rarely do I underestimate) the amount of calories that I burn and then think I can eat more to make up for the difference. Continue reading
I tried some new things today! Remember how I vowed to never run on the treadmill again? Well that was tested today. We went to the gym after class today – probably the busiest I’ve ever seen it. There was nary an empty elliptical in sight. All I could see was treadmills, a stair climber (NO!), and this weird looking elliptical/stair climber hybrid thing. I went with the hybrid thing. Continue reading
I wanted to share with you all something that happened to me recently. While I was shopping in a grocery store close to my home, my wallet was stolen out of the front of my shopping cart. I turned my back to my cart to grab a packet of yeast, and I heard my keys jingle against the rails of the cart. I knew that was a sound that I should not have been hearing. I turned back around and I knew immediately that my wallet was gone. Continue reading
I was our clinical group’s charge nurse today. Meaning I got to the hospital an hour before everyone (with my esteemed co-charge, Cassie), planned the days assignments, re-arranged all the assignments based on which nurses were working which rooms, and then basically ran around all day helping people.
Oh my, my brain is fried from learning about disorders of the brain. It’s a little out of control. So I needed to take a break and update, just to regain a little sanity. If that’s even possible at the point. Continue reading