Thursday, June 4, 2009

Because I like to blog even when I don't run

No running today! I still felt kind of "eh" all day, so I decided to take today as a rest day in hopes that I can power my immune system through rest. I went to bed around 10:30 last night, which meant seven hours of sleep, and it was AMAZING. I need to go to bed "early" more often! Note: All of this will go out the window when I switch to evening shift in a week and a half.

Anyway, I decided to make up for my missed strength training yesterday by doing it today, but all I got through was the hundred push up challenge (week 2, day 2). I was kind of exhausted and just called it a day. Total rest day! Hoping I feel better tomorrow.

The wonderful Mica tagged me last week with this survey:

Post a picture of/tell us a little about where you blog.

Not the best picture, but here is my (bare) desk in my new room! It's actually just a table. My whole room is lacking decorations right now...still getting settled! And yes, my "mouse pad" is a piece of scrap paper. Classy. For the picture, I moved my paper towel that I use as a place mat out of the way. I need to go shopping.

What are you wearing right now?

Green shorts and a tshirt that was actually the Rocket Scientist's dad's race shirt from like twenty years ago.

What’s the last thing you read/what are you currently reading?

I've been reading my medical-surgical nursing textbook when I get home so I have a clue as to what is going on with my patients! It's over 1,000 pages, so there's lots to learn that we never got to in school.

Do you nap a lot?

Rarely. I either have to be sick (like earlier this week) or have woken up ungodly early (like when I used to open at the restaurant and had to be there at 5:30 in the morning...but even then I didn't nap all the time). Otherwise I'm pretty good at staying awake. Maybe something to do with my affection for Diet Pepsi.

Who was the last person you hugged?

Probably the Rocket Scientist? I think one of the nurses at work hugged me this week...maybe.

What’s your current obsession/addiction?

Animal crackers? Trying to figure out life on my own?

What’s for dinner?

I was actually going to make this post food blog-like, but the survey took care of that! I made this orzo with zucchini, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese dish. It's supposed to be made with goat cheese, but I don't like goat cheese so I added extra parm. It was quick and tasty! I had pineapple on the side, and a Diet Pepsi because I like it, and I hadn't had one in a few days. Best part? Leftovers for tomorrow!! (Note the paper towel placemat!)

What was the last thing you bought?

Tylenol...last minute addition to my grocery shopping list.

What are you listening to right now?

I just turned on the TV and the NBA finals are about to start.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

To be a morning person. That HAS to be a superpower because I find it mind boggling that someone could wake up at 5:30 in the morning without an alarm.

What is your favorite kind of weather and why?

For running? 50-ish, although I did get used to running in 20 degree weather with my awesome Under Armor. For the rest of life, hot and sunny!!

What time do you usually wake up?

For work? Currently 5:45 in the morning. That will change when I start working 3-11pm! Without an alarm? Around 10-ish. I don't consider it "sleeping in" unless it's in the double digits.

What is your most challenging goal right now?

Life on my own in a land far, far away. Where I know no one.

Favorite pair of shoes you keep going back to over and over again even though you have a zillion others?

Brooks Adrenaline!! I've been running in them for like eight years. That's A LOT of shoes. Otherwise, I'm not that much of a shoe person. (I'm missing that part of the woman gene?)

Name one thing you can’t live without.

I agree with Mica...the internet. Sad, but true. Also, ice cream and M&M's, preferably together. And pineapple and bananas.

What time is bedtime?

Hopefully 10! :) On my own, more around midnight.

If there was one place you could be right now, where would it be?

I will always miss Chicago.


So excited that tomorrow is Friday!! One of my difficult patients was discharged today (right after change of shift, of course), so maybe tomorrow will be a good one! If not, it's Friday anyway so it has to be good. :)


  1. Fun survey! I feel like I know you so much better.

  2. I'm not a shoe person either! Haha! Hope you have a great friday!!

  3. Ooh, I feel like I've learned so much from this survey. I'm glad I tagged you, haha!

    The orzo dinner looks good!

  4. That orzo dinner looks yum. I'd have to add some chicken, but I might just make that for myself soon.

  5. Cool question and answer survey! I shuddered though when you said Tylenol is the last thing you bought...that obviously cannot be good! I hope you feel better though...don't let any of your patients get you sick. Have a good Friday!

    Oh, and I like your 3 step forward, 1 step back approach to running. I will keep that in mind next time I feel a little behind again. Thanks!

  6. Very nice! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. The orzo sounds so good, I really think I am going to have to try it! I can't believe you have been running in Brooks for 8 years. They should send you a free pair for the dedication.

  8. Friday's can't be bad. It's like some secret rule lol!

  9. I like these surveys because we learn a little more each time. But you need a mouse pad, girl! haha, actually, I use a piece of scrap paper when I move my laptop to the other room. It works the same!

    Hope you have a great Friday! :)

  10. I love these posts :) I think its a super power to wake up at 530 without an alarm too!

  11. Love this post! That dish looks Yuummmmmy!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  12. Love Brooks shoes, too....and parm cheese :-) So fun to see your blogging spot and read your survey answers.

    Feel better soon!

  13. I love this tag :) It's fun to see where everyone blogs. Dinner sounds great. I would love to be a morning person, too!