I could never have a job where I had to sit. Especially if I had to sit and listen to people talk. Today I took a PALS renewal class - which is Pediatric Advanced Life Support. I need a lot of cards in order to stay current with my job. BLS, ACLS, NRP, PALS, ABLS and pass a really expensive test that proves that I can study which gives me the letters CCRN after the RN in my name.
Point is, I was excited to take this class. My last transport was pediatric and I wanted to sharpen my skills. I love learning, I hate sitting. It's quite a conundrum. Good news, I passed. 100% on my written test I might add. I was stumped on one of the mega codes (what 3 month old has a tension pneumo??) but was happy overall. I didn't fall asleep either..thank you Starbucks.
Stars were added to protect the unsuspecting. That baby on the table, it's not real. It's a practice baby.
After my successful passage of PALS, I worked my way to the gym. I should have got up early and ran, but I sure like to sleep in. I don't mind hitting the treadmill on short run days. It was a 3 mile day. I run 5 minutes, walk 1 minute, etc. Each 5 minutes I go a little faster. Starting at around 9:15 min/miles and end up at 8ish min/miles. After i finished I did my favorite assisted pull-up machine. Either I'm weaker or fatter, today was difficult. My goal is to be able to do pull-ups without assistance. It's more of a wish, since I'm not working all that hard to accomplish. Too many goals at once.
When I got home I showered and assumed the position.
Add a little massage with my roller and some biofreeze and it feels really good.
I was looking at my calendar and seeing when my next long run is and I realized that I had run 13 miles this week when I was suppose to only run 12! Now what? I'm ahead of the game. Guess I'll just keep adding and actually have a long run of 16 miles before my next half. My training is a mix of Jeff Galloway and other stuff I've found online. I've bought a couple of training plans from Runners World and I just mix them up to work for me. I'm really buying into the long slow run that takes your body farther then your race distance. When I'm running my LSR I keep the pace down and I am thrilled and surprised at how far and how great I feel.
Truth is, running is an ever evolving learning process.
PS. Yes, I love my new Saucony socks I found at TJMAXX and actually bought 9 pairs of them AND yes, if you look closely I have a bunch of race pictures on my mantel. Trying to inspire the family!