Sunday, November 11, 2007

Recap of week 11/5-11/11

Let's just take a look back at my life this last week. A couple of fun events have transpired.

1. Monday Night- Kohler 11 Girls Night Out
Some fellow lady nurses and myself went cosmic bowling. We plan these once a month events, and this time it was bowling. I actually did alright. Highest score 88, and i swear i would have broken 100, but they turned our game off because they were closing. Fun times.

my friend monika and icool cosmic bowling, i feel like i'm in high school againmy preceptor megan, she rocked at bowling, she scored a 150 my friend cristina and i (i nicknamed her mcfever)

2. Fitness and Health-
So i have been slacking somewhat in the exercising well and eating well category. Its okay, i will get over it. But i decided i needed a new fitness goal to get me motivated again. That is just how i operate. So on wednesday i did some research and found a half marathon event here in portland in April. Now i will be training to run this half marathon. i started with my first interval run on wednesday, run 3 min, walk 1.5min x8. that is how i will be training is with the intervals until i am up to where i consistenly run 3-4miles at least 3 times a week, and then i will do the marathon training. that should take me four or five weeks. on friday i found a cool podcast, that is called the couch to a 5K, that has music and cues you when to run and walk for when i run outside. i did that on friday. it was great. so yeah, new fitness goal.

also, i have already convinced two other women from work to run with me. jen, my roommate is going to do it as well. and i'm pretty sure my mom said she would walk it. so if anyone else out there wants to start training, now is the time.

3. Nursing-
I had the toughest night ever in my nursing career on friday night. It was good and bad. I actually almost started to break down and cry because i was so busy, but i held myself together and provided awesome nursing care. it was just tough because i had a very anxious patient who needed a lot of reassurance, a needy patient (as much as i try to have a good attitude, it can get very frustrating), a confused patient who had fallen on a nurse during the day, and then a very painful patient. i was running back and forth. i even finished all of my charting right up to the minute at 7am. reflecting back though, i feel that the extra time spent with my patients to reassure, provide needs, reorient and help decrease pain really helped, and i feel good about myself as a nurse in the end. so the busyness was worth it. (plus i burned a lot of calories that night, 150 more than usual).

4. Beavers-
My roommate Jen was so kind enough to get tickets from her Dad (from his work), so that my mom and i could go to the last home beaver game. i haven't been to one in a few years, and it was awesome. we even got club seating tickets. it was real nice. we got to watch the beavers barely make it for the win, but they did. Thanks to Jen's dad, Robin, and Jen for the tickets.

reser stadiummom and ijen and i jen and her dad, Robin. Thanks again for the tickets, it was awesome.


The Dorrs said...

Yeah for couch to 5k! Little bit cheesy on the music side, but totally helpful!


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