This morning I got off of work and I just knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep for a while..do you have have those moments? You know you should go to bed but also know you’ll just lay there and waste time? That’s how I felt this morning. Maybe I drank my Diet Dr. Pepper too late or my shift was too exciting but I was wide awake. I thought about going for a run outside but this was the view from our floor at the hospital at 7 am:
That muddy thing in the middle? Used to be a clear stream with the greenway path next to it. Oh yea, and it was a toasty 34 degrees out. No thank you. So it was off to the treadmill I went. Even though we have one in our house I was trying to be courteous to my roommate by not running at 7 am during spring break so I went to the Y. It was surprisingly not that crowded, at least not like it is at 6 pm after everyone gets off work. I ended up doing an easy 7 miles with a 9:42 average pace. And, miracle of miracles, I felt good doing it!
I wish I had pictures to share but my phone may have died due to the fact I was watching Grey’s Anatomy on it while I ran (the volume on the TV on my treadmill didn’t work, such a rough life). I will share this picture I took a few weeks ago of my new favorite stretching thing in the world:
Sorry the picture sucks but this little slant-y box thing stretches out your calves so so good. I’m in love with it, I need to figure out how to build one. Seriously, I use it every time I go to the gym.
Now I need to nap or I’ll hate myself this whole weekend…it’s bachelorette weekend duh!
Do you have a favorite stretch/stretching tool? Happy Friday!
Tonight marks my last night shift for this week, aka tomorrow night it’s bachelorette party time! Rather than sleeping the day away (like I should have been) I got up this morning early-ish to go to Harris Teeter for cake mix… To bake (gluten-full) cakes shaped like a certain male body part for the weekend ahead.
Obviously I went with funfetti also, so thankful I have friends that have items such as these so I can borrow rather than buy. The cakes took a
little lot longer to cook than I thought they would so while they were baking I did laundry and listened to lecture; multitasking at it’s best.
As soon as the cakes were finished I came to my senses and decided a nap would be a good idea considering I won’t be sleeping tonight and all. I got up at four to get a quick run in before heading to work-4 1/2 miles in just over 39 minutes, I’ll take it.
I know I keep talking about this, but my run wiped me out and I felt like I got especially sweaty… Do you sweat more when your sleep schedule’s messed up? Is that a thing? Whether or not it is, I decided I needed some Nuun in my
life water bottle to fix it
This picture was taken as proof but it really doesn’t do the amount of sweat justice, guess what’s what happens when you post from your phone, sorry guys ;).
I finished out my workout with abs, some squats and a plank and was seriously gross after that. After showering, packing my lunch/snacks, and slapping on my compression socks, it was time to head into work! Hope y’all have a good night
Is being sweatier when sleep deprived a thing? How ready are you for Friday?
Last night, one of my little patients gave me this picture:
I thought it was pretty darn cute, plus unexpected since I was basically sticking her with a needle every 15 minutes. Plus, I bet all of you are way older than 8 and can’t draw a poodle like that
I didn’t write much yesterday (except share my eggy pancake) because I didn’t do much. I had good intentions of getting up early to workout before heading into work for night shift numero dos, but honestly was still really tired when my alarm went off so I chose to snooze a little longer instead. Even though I
walked ran around the unit for 12 hours, I still really wanted to get a run in so tonight, after napping through the day, I went to the gym for a treadmill run- I could have run on our treadmill but I needed to get out of the house for a little and remember when our treadmill ate my headphones? Well, I found another (old) pair and have been using those, but for some reason they activate Siri every 2 seconds so they’re pretty much useless when plugged into your phone. Hence, my trip to the gym. I hopped on the treadmill for a 6 mile run and oh my goodness did it kick my ass.
Thankfully, the Kardashians were on to keep me company (no shame in this, I love me some KUWTK). I don’t know why but I felt so off when I was running (and after) but I feel like maybe it’s working the last few nights? Anyone else have this experience? I’m ready to be back on schedule- only one night shift left this week!
Now back to studying and listening to lecture before trying to sleep…flip flopping between days and nights is rough.
How was your hump day? Tell me about it!
Hope you’re enjoying national pancake day with lots of pancakes, gluten free or gluten full! :)
Sorry I’ve been MIA the past few days, just enjoying my spring break before I start working LOTS. I spent Saturday enjoying the warmish weather outside with these ladies, plus a few more
We met up with other friends and spent the day at a beer festival/cornhole tournament/outdoor music thing and had lots of fun.
I spent Sunday morning recuperating before heading work at 3 for a 8 hour shift to kick off my work-filled spring break. I forgot my lunch and was so so grateful to my sweet sister who brought me food about halfway through, why would I do without her? She’s the best
Whenever I work until 11 I’m usually still wired for a little bit (maybe it’s the walk home in the dark? Haha) so, after showering I ended up staying up until about 1:30 before finally falling asleep. Luckily, the weather was crappy today, aka perfect day sleeping weather. I got up around 8 and listened to lecture for a little bit and did random things (like prep overnight oats for work!) before taking a nap around 2.
I finally got up at 4 to get in a good run before getting ready for work (all night!), but felt weak and called it quits after 3 miles. Rather than beat myself up about it (I was planning on 6), I decided that there’s always tomorrow
Now I’m off to work, rocking my compression socks with my scrubs and hoping to be able to squeeze in some studying
How was your Monday? Do you yet frustrated when you have a crappy run or let yourself slide?
Yesterday was my last official day of lecture for my degree- the rest of the semester is spent precepting and preparing for NCLEX. That is, after test 4 and my final (which are the week after next). So no more pictures like this for awhile:
(just kidding, they’ll just feature a NCLEX review book now )
That means, I am OFFICIALLY on spring break! How did I start my exciting week off? Stalking every dollar store in Charlotte pretty much. I visited MANY dollar stores before finally finding The Dollar Tree. Why is this important? The Dollar Tree sells everything for $1 and this includes glasses- wine glasses, margarita glasses, martini glasses, mugs, pilsners, everything. I even got these cute cactus margarita glasses there last fall:
FOR ONLY $1. It’s seriously a steal. Anyway, I needed them for a craft project for Amy’s bachelorette weekend which is coming up soon, so finding them was a must.
I squeezed in a quick workout at the Y after locating the glasses and meeting Serena to start crafting. We didn’t get very far and ended up watching Dallas Buyers Club instead (a really good movie, they were scary skinny) .
After the movie I came home and worked on the glasses some more before going to bed (I’ll share next week!) since I had to talk to my preceptor this morning and I was going to Charlotte Running Company to go to clinic they were hosting with sports doctors to analyze gait and tell you what’s wrong with your stride and all that. I went to talk about my ongoing issues with my shins, and the doctor massaged them and OH MY GOD did it hurt. No fun at all. He said it was because I have a lot of scar tissue from my ongoing shin splints and it needed to be broken up. Hopefully it helped! I decided to take the day off after that Plus, Serena and I have big plans for the day.
Any big plans for your Saturday? Ever had a sports massage (and it hurt)?
Today I had the day off from class (my schedule’s really erratic right now thanks to the snow we had a couple of weeks ago) so I let myself sleep in a little and enjoy my day. After breakfast and running some errands (hello, Target, I’ve missed you), I went to the noon hot yoga class and enjoyed a really great class with lots of stretching. The best part of classes that aren’t that crowded are that the instructor will do corrections and help you deepen your practice if you want. She helped me really stretch my hamstrings and they so needed it.
After yoga I ran some more errands before heading home for lunch (chicken, quinoa, and an orange) and lots of hours of studying. It was one of those days were nothing really happened, but it was such a great day; do you ever have those? I was able to do everything I wanted to and enjoyed it Our next test (and final) were pushed back until after our spring break (which is next week) but I’m working a lot so I’m trying to get ahead. Finally, I reached my limit and hopped on the treadmill for a
quick run. I started with the intention of just running an easy 3 miles but quickly decided to do Serena’s speed workout instead, and when I hit 4 miles, I decided to go for another mile, making it 5 for today. Obviously finished looking super sweaty.
I wanted to go longer but I had plans for dinner-margarita Thursday- with Julie tonight! We walked up to the Mexican restaurant near my house and had some margs and split chicken and shrimp fajitas for dinner. Yum.
After all that food and the margs, I’m ready to get in bed and watch Grey’s…are you watching tonight?? I’m so excited!