Last Week of Freedom

Yes, I found this on a grief counseling website.

Yes, I found this on a grief counseling website.

Here it is folks, my last week of freedom before I start orientation for my new (and first) job as a registered nurse! I’ve done well so far getting my workouts in, but I haven’t made studying a priority and I need to incorporate more of that starting today. I am so nervous/scared/excited/terrified/relieved to finally be working again after a long time of not bringing home my part of the income. We have a big massive orientation Monday – Wednesday of next week and then we break into our nursing pods I guess to get more unit specific orientation. At least that’s what we’ve been told.

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Even My Elbows Hurt

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So a day after this workout from our home grown kinesiology major, I’m so sore even my elbows hurt. I can’t move. Joel says I have t-rex arms. They’re just hanging around and serving no purpose. Anyway, I digress. We did three sets of four workouts (15, 12, 10 reps; increasing the weight each time) focusing on arms this time and in between each workout we ran a lap on the track. Our track is only half of a regulation track, so our four laps was only half a mile instead of a whole mile, but I’m still hurting. I felt good during our runs. Strong. In control. I am woman hear me roar kind of stuff. But today, not so much. Continue reading

My Return to the Treadmill

This didn’t happen. But it could have.

Wow, I haven’t posted since February. I’m a pretty terrible blogger. Well, this won’t be much of anything, but I will say that I did return triumphantly to the treadmill this morning. I was getting bored with the elliptical, even with the workouts I’ve been doing, but I couldn’t stomach it anymore. So my friend Cassie, who is training for a 5k, joined me on the treadmill, and we huffed it out. Continue reading