To sum up this week's training in one word?
I could very easily list all of the things that go in the way of running. And I'm going to do just that - lucky you. I studied all day for a test. I took a test and then got my flu shot, which wiped me out. Clinicals were exhausting. And a girl showed up with active strep. I started a new job (see below for more on that). Friday was an all day simulation lab (AMAZING) following by a much needed girls' night out. Followed by some bad food (TMI?). I worked again at my new job. Felt sick and missed the Blog Elevated conference. I studied, a lot. My community outreach project is taking up a lot more time than I realized.
Monday // 3.5 miles // Rest
Tuesday // 2 miles or cross // Pure Barre
Wednesday // 3.5 miles + strength // Rest
Thursday // rest // Pure Barre
Friday // 40 min cross // Rest
Saturday // 5 miles // Pure Barre
Sunday // stretch & strengthen // Rest
Scheduled workout is in gray and actual workout is in pink. Rest days are orange.
|I know, Sheree, I know. [via]|
I didn't run at all despite my best intentions. But I learned a few things from this week.
I miss running. I'm sorry, what was that? Did you catch that? I. MISS. RUNNING. A few months ago, you couldn't pay me enough to run and I hated every step of it. Now, a week off and I miss it. My legs have felt jumpy all week and I'm looking forward to a nice evening run tomorrow.
Balance makes me feel better. I spent a lot of time working this week but I didn't manage my time well. I took too many breaks and naps which resulted in not enough time to run. Even though I hate getting up, once I'm up I feel good and I'm productive. So on those days when B gets up early for work but I don't have to be anywhere I need to commit to getting up anyway. Getting my day started early is the best way to fit it all in.
I like being busy. This goes with the point above. I know I've got a lot on my plate right now but I like it that way. When I have a lot of things to manage, I (usually) get started on them right away to begin crossing things off my list. I get a little high when I cross something on my list. If I only have one thing to do, chances are I will jack off all day and still not get it done.
Working makes me happy. It's a weird feeling to not have a career. I enjoy the routines of work, the challenges of projects, and most of all the interactions with people. My program is a hybrid where we come to campus for tests once a week but all the coursework is online. Most weeks, I only see people (aside from B) at clinical and for a test. That's not a whole lot of action for a social girl like myself. And I take pride in a job well done. Basically, this is a roundabout way of telling you all that I got a job! I've mentioned before that I take Pure Barre classes. They're pretty expensive, and when I had a job, I justified the expense. However, I don't have a job now so I was cutting back on classes drastically and basically only coming in when there was a Living Social deal. Well, it turns out that they were looking for additional help at the front desk at our studio and the position comes with a FREE membership for classes. This is a win-win situation! I'm be working 2-3 shifts a week for just 2-3 hours at a time. I'll get a small paycheck, I can take classes when I want, and I'll be able to interact with a bunch of lovely ladies on a regular basis. I could not be happier about this!
|[Nov. 2012] At the barre with one of our fabulous instructors when we were both recently engaged!|
And a few pics from the weekend for your viewing pleasure:
|NICU simulation lab baby. Think I may have found my calling!|
|Enjoying the Sara Bareilles concert with my BTF.|
|Not sure which song prompted this, but I love it.|
|GNO at the Sara Bareilles/One Republic concert!|
|No so sure about this community project for my psych class...|
|Finally perfected my at home iced coffee recipe. Mmmmm!|
|Handsome nephew and even more handsome fiance enjoying some Blue's Clues. My heart melts!|
Hope you all enjoyed your weekends! Here's to a great week of training, maintaining balance, & getting the most out of life!
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And with Ashley at Coffee & Macarons.