Wednesday, January 14, 2009


When I went to bed last night, I thought that my excitement for today would be limited to my trip to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned...thrilling, I know. However, I awoke to the sounds of the answering machine picking up a call, and it was a nurse recruiter from a hospital that I had applied to! I didn't rush to pick up the phone seeing as the "I sound like I just woke up" voice is not the best foot to put forward, so I waited ten minutes and called back. They're opening up a new unit and wanted to know if I was interested...of course!! They're working on the details with the nurse managers of the unit, but they said they'd get back to me.

Now, this is the part where you're like, "Wait...I thought the title of this post was 'Interview!!!' and it doesn't sound like you have an interview." Just wait, my friends.

Excited about real human contact with a human resources department, I headed out on my run and went about my day. Just as I was about to leave for the dentist, my phone rings again! Noticing the Philadelphia area code, I pick up the phone, and it's another nurse recruiter from a different hospital who is interested in interviewing me! It's for a job I applied to last night, and I have an interview set up for late next week!! WOO!!

Of course, I still have the phone call from this morning lingering in my mind, so I debate calling them back to let them know of my new-found availability in Philly next week (seeing as I'm in Chicago, it's not exactly a routine hang out spot for me). Hospital nurse recruiter #1 said that would be great and that they were looking to interview next week anyway, so they'll get back to me in the next couple days about setting something up.

YESSSSSS. I've been worrying lately because I've sent out 15-20 applications and had yet to hear back from anyone. No replies. No contact. If crickets could chirp from my computer, they would have been. Now, two in one day! I am SO excited!!

So excited, in fact, that the 10 degree weather with -1 wind chill didn't hold me back from getting my run in today! I pondered scratching the run since, well, -1 is COLD!! However, it didn't seem windy so I figured I might as well go for...tricked myself using the old "You can always turn around and come back if it's really that bad" line. I've never actually turned around once I get started...starting is the hard part!

So anyway, I bundled up and here's what we came up with:

Wednesday, January 14
5.04 miles in 42:48, avg pace of 8:30

The roads are covered in a new layer of powdered snow, compliments of last night and this morning, so it was impossible to have any sort of good footing or push off. Hence, the slower pace (complete with a 9:05 mile in the middle!), but I should be doing some of my runs lower anyway, so not a problem! Also, I enjoyed the funny looks drivers gave me when I was running...gotta love it.

As a final thought...I survived the dentist, and no cavities in this mouth!


  1. thanks for checkin out my blog. enjoy Chicago. My college friends are trying to talk me into running the shamrock interferes with my training, but oh well. keep running!

  2. So actually the title should be "InterviewS"! Congrats!