Wednesday, May 21, 2008

SOmething new

Ok You might have noticed a lil change on my blog. I wont point it out....in case you didn't notice. hehehe...I'm sneaky like that.

School has gotten so crazy that it has taken every bit of life out of me. And no...its not the studying, countless hours in the OR, and trying to stay awake during class thats killing me. OH NO!...that is the easy part. Its dealing with the teachers and mostly the secretary. Everyday we come home to these bitchy e mails "if you parked in the wrong spot at the hospital you get a zero for the day, we are having security forward your license plate numbers"...etc. EVERY Fing DAY! its so hard putting in 16 hours and killing yourself over this program...but someone who is supposed to make our lives easier finds a way to drive me to the point of buying a bottle of St. Johns Wort. No jokes! I missed Friday due to being at home for the weekend and let the school know in advance. I also had a student notify the hospital since I would be on the plane with no cell phone usage at the time I would need to call in. Apparently somewhere in some handbook it says we must call the hospital to notify them (my bad). So I got an unexcused absence. Ridiculous...just flipin ridiculous!

Ok...enough of that. Just had to get it off my chest. I think mentally I'm coming back into training mode. My friend Lana booked our hotel for the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon (Olympic Distance)..which means I need to really start training. The furthest I've ridden my bike is 11 miles...lol and it is a 25 mile HILLY course. Oooh man I'm screwed. But I'm getting totally excited about it and this is just what I needed to get my butt in gear. I'm still going to take some time off running. I will be power walking the "running" workouts for now. Also I will be doing some ITB stretching and icing. I Just needed something to get me motivated to get out there and start training again. Apparently school has driven me nuts...and its time to battle back with some training and release of negative energy. WHOOOOO HOOOOOO! I am also looking for a fun half marathon to do in the fall....any ideas? Then of course Disney in January. Holla back! I'm coming all you chattanoogians......ughh...right!

p.s....I changed my header...if you are still reading

9 comments:

jahowie said...

You've done plenty of running. Putting some time in the bike isn't such a bad thing considering most of your time during the race will be on the bike. Take care of those legs and good luck with your training. :-)

Benson said...

Yeah, now that you're a trigeek, your header is appropriate.
Bummer about the hospital policies. Do our health insurance payments cover stupid teachers that make your life heck? Good on ya for getting it off your chest...now get on your bike.

triguyjt said...

You snuck that tri's reference in there, you sneaky one, you....

D10 said...

I am happy to see that you are getting your happy competitive spirit back. Sometimes a break does both the body and mind some good. Or, just relaxing and taking the pressure off yourself. I think you'll be fine with taking some time off from running. The olympic tri's run portion is 10k, right. You got that, no problem.

Viv said...

I love the new header! I noticed right away ;-)

I think the bike will be a good change and less stress on the bod right? Hammer out that stress, chickie. School sounds stressful now with all the ity bity details they are grill you guys about. Parking can get you a 0..geez!

The Laminator said...

I totally noticed that you changed your header first time around! TRIs...really?! TRIs? Okay, my little running brain can't handle that right now, but awesome for you!

Laura said...

I totally caught the header (well, after your hint at the top of the post that something had changed). GOOD LUCK getting through it all! Once I do this marathon (that's assuming I actually finish and don't die, of course), I'm going to try to beat you in tris as well :)

Brian said...

biking is fun and easy on the body. you'll have no problem getting that in. It's the spot where you have to start running right after that works the muscles.

No pics from Cleveland? If I knew your last name or bib number we can post them.

*aron* said...

i do NOT envy your school schedule... crazy!!

first thing i saw when i looked at your page was the updated header :) very nice!