Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Work went ok today, even though I had a busy group. My patients were all so nice and it was one of those days when I was able to feel like I was actually making a difference in patients lives. Some days it gets so hectic that it feels like I'm only doing the bare-minimum because we're so overworked. Our charge nurses at work have been telling us all that we're going to be working a TON of overtime this summer, not looking forward to that... We're short nurses and we have to cover vacations...
After work I wanted to run. Didn't go as well as I wanted it to. My left knee was aching and I was hungry. I ended up doing about 20 minutes and called it good for the night. Tomorrow is a new day, plan to run outside with my dog (2 year old boxer named Monte). Hopefully he is in a running mood and not wanting to pee on all the mailboxes instead, lol!
I'm hoping to find a new Bible study to do. I was doing a Beth Moore one called John, but it wasn't what I had planned... I should just stick it out and do it, but would love to hear any recommendations anyone has.
Two days off of work. Woo hoo! I have to get laundry caught up and pack for our trip to Florida! I work the weekend, then we leave on Monday for a week. The boys are sooo excited! I'm hoping to not gain weight while we go, since everytime we go I do. I feel like I'm getting to the age that weight is so much harder to take off.

Monday, April 13, 2009


I have started running! I was doing only exercise dvds and not seeing a whole lot of improvement. Well, I got this wild idea one day that I want to be a runner. The first day I only ran a few minutes but ended up with horrible shin splints. After healing, I was back at it. I did extra stretching before and after my runs, and bought new running shoes (Brooks Adrenaline). I was running 1 song, walking 1 song while listening to my ipod. Now I've been walking to warm up (3-5 min) then running for 20 minutes, then walking for another 5-10 minutes to cool down. I'm planning to sign up for a 5K this summer at Binder Park Zoo. I did one 2 years ago in South Haven but didn't have enough outside time running. Now that the kids are in public school I'm able to run outside on nice days. I downloaded some upbeat songs, which really helps!