I Am So Static

Pretty much sums it up.

I’ve been so unmotivated to do anything since “my incident“. I feel like I can’t exercise, because well, I really can’t since the doctor said to lay off until we figure out what happened. And I worked really hard one weekend to do a ton of homework so that I would  have fewer assignments due during my preceptorship, so now I haven’t done work in so long that I don’t even know how to begin.

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So Productive Today!

Only 4 check boxes left!

You didn’t believe me did you? I’m working on the adult trauma case study right now, but needed to take a break. This chick’s problems are overwhelming. But I can’t tell you about it because of nurse-fake patient confidentiality. I’m telling you, I worked so hard today I exhausted the cat.

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Pure Excitement

It’s about as exciting as it looks.

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.

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Real Quick

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

Challenging

Oh, multitasking

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

Bridge to 10K – Day One + School and Other Tidbits

I downloaded a free app that has the same running program as the Bluefin Software one (which costs $2.99 *without the GPS which is $.99 extra*) and I used it this morning. I wasn’t a huge fan. I guess because I was used to the style and polish of the Bluefin app, it couldn’t really compete. Plus there was no journal, that I could see, or a way to evaluate your previous runs, which is a shame. So I bought the Bluefin one, because I’m a loser, and I input my data from my run into that one, even though I didn’t use it, and I got this: Continue reading

Pasta Forever

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I could eat pasta every day, for every meal, for the rest of my life and never be tired of it. With sauce, with olive oil, with butter, with meat, without meat, but always with cheese. Spaghetti, linguine, farfalle, mostaccioli, tagliatelle, you name it, I love it. It is by far and away my number one trigger food, and is likely the cause of many a downward spiral in my dieting plans. This is not a tale of how to overcome trigger foods. I don’t know how to do it. Maybe one day I’ll be able to just eat one serving and walk away, but today is not that day. Continue reading

Let Me Help You! Episode One: Mangoes

Well hello there, gentle readers! I know, it’s been too long since we spoke last and I am gravely sorry. School really has gotten the best of me and even with all of my efforts I wasn’t able to stay organized and sane and thus I was sucked into a studying, cramming, raving, lunatic phase for quite some time there. Hopefully things will stay on track from here on out, but if not, you’ve been warned. Continue reading