It's been a busy, busy two days. On Tuesday night, I got off work at 1:40 in the morning, and last night I left around 1:20. Tuesday night was so busy that I didn't even get to eat dinner. Everyone seemed to be spiking fevers, we had two admissions (which require TONS of paperwork), and one patient was just a bit looney. I sometimes wish HIPAA didn't exist because some people are just insane and what happens is a bit unbelievable at times. Overall, it was a very trying night.
Last night was all set to be a good night...it was going well and I was getting all set to give report and wrap up for the night. Fine and dandy until we have to call a rapid response on one of our patients (rapid response = not a code...trying to catch the patient before they get that far). We thought that the patient had a stroke or an absent seizure. Luckily the patient perked up a bit, but I definitely didn't get out on time like I was hoping!
Hopefully tonight is a different story.
Before work on Tuesday, I had a great seven mile run! It was hot and hilly, but it was nice to try a new route. Nothing too thrilling to report other than I got really excited when I ran past a park called "Water Works Park." I was kind of thirsty and figured with a name like that, there had to be a water fountain! Except there wasn't one to be found...boo.
Tuesday, June 30th
7.17 miles in 57:00, avg pace of 7:57
I was EXHAUSTED after Tuesday night, so I slept in a little (9:30...I try not to waste the entire day!) and then declared Wednesday a rest day. Definitely needed it! I sat outside and read a little...love the sun! Then I made a Pear and Gorgonzola Linguine while watching Gilmore Girls...nice and relaxing. :) Here's the result:
Since I got to bed late again last night, I was tired this morning again. My legs feel really tired even after sleeping all night, so I debated another rest day. That didn't last long (I think it was the coffee that perked me up), and I headed out for a five mile run. It was in the high 70's and cloudy this morning, so it felt nice and cool. Five mile run with a long hill in the middle (I think that describes all my runs now?), but I felt good after about a mile and my exhaustion was gone. It's funny how exercise can make you feel less tired. Lifting + abs when I got home.
Thursday, July 2nd
5.04 miles in 39:59, avg pace of 7:56
I can't believe it's already July! This year, and more specifically summer, is going fast! I hope that means I'll figure out what I'm doing at work fast and it will be no time before I'm more comfortable/confident. I'm getting there...I think.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth of July weekend with lots of sun, BBQ, and fireworks!