Monday, December 1, 2008

Winter is here!

Yikes, it's been a month since I posted last! I took my last finals just before Thanksgiving, so it was a rough November with finishing up my final papers, classes, clinicals, and exams! My running slacked off a bit since I was so busy with everything, but I've picked it back up so I'm happy about that. No more finals, and all I have left for nursing school is role transition, where I've been assigned to a nurse on a medical floor. It wasn't my first choice, but I should be able to see a lot and learn a lot. I'm a quiet person, and my preceptor is supposed to push me to be more assertive, call the docs, etc, so that will be good for me.

Thanksgiving was good! My boyfriend came in for the weekend, so it was fun to see him since it had been awhile. We ran the local Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. The weather was actually rather nice (about 35 degrees, little wind, no snow!), which is a far cry from what it has been in the past. We ran the five mile option, and of course I checked out past results to see what the competition might be like. I figured I could probably place in my age group, maybe overall, but neither of us had been running much so we didn't want to push it. However, that went out the window pretty quickly! Our miles were as follows:

1: 7:27
2: 7:16
3: 7:20
4: 7:28
5: 6:43

The last mile actually showed up on my garmin as being 0.96...oops! Overall pace was 7:19...pretty good for so little running! We hung around after the race to wait for awards since we figured I was in the running (haha!) for an award. However, they announced that something got messed up with the computer software for the chip timing, so they didn't have results! The website says they've been trying to get them back, but haven't had any luck so far. It doesn't really matter that much, but I rarely race, and it would have been fun to get a medal!

We got our first snow of the season yesterday, and I headed out for a run today. The roads were pretty clear, but there was some slush. I'm trying to adjust to the luck so far, although it's not as bad as I think it will be. Four miles today in 31:35, average pace of 7:51. Still checking out spring marathons...not sure which to do yet!

No more classes means no more studying, so I'm going to relax and enjoy it! Awesome.

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