Wednesday, July 1, 2009

All I want to do is eat dinner

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 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

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 the sun! Then I made a Pear and Gorgonzola Linguine while watching Gilmore Girls...nice and relaxing. :) Here's the result:

Not as tasty as I had hoped (maybe I don't like Gorgonzola cheese?), but it was nice to try something new.

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!


  1. Glad you feel like you're getting to the comfortable/confident spot at work! That's awesome! I don't know how you manage to get up at 9:30 when you get off work so late. I'd be exhausted!

  2. That's crazy how late you end up staying at work! You are supposed to be getting off at 11 right? Great job on the runs! It's hard adjusting to feeling tired from working all those hours!

  3. Exercise definitely helps perk me up.

  4. It sounds like work is super busy!Good job getting in all those miles, even after long days. My sister and I love Gilmore Girls!

  5. Wow you're fast! And good for you for doing all that running after such an exhausting job! You're super woman for sure!

    And that meal looks delish!!

  6. The job sounds stressful but I know you'll adjust! You runs have been awesome. It's smart to take those rest days when you need to!

    That dinner looks amazing. Have a great holiday weekend Susan! :)

  7. I remember reading your blog when you first applie for this job! I have to admit i didn't follow your blog for a bit but now i'm all caught up and your on my google reader now =) You seem to be doing really well at your new job! I
    m still waiting to get into nursing program. I probably won't get in until sept 2010 which sucks.. since i graduated high school in 08! Have a fun fourth of july!