Friday, February 09, 2007



I have had the week from hell at work. The training has been intense. Our patient workload has has gone through the roof. How do you tell a cancer patient you're too busy? I can't. I have also a few patients under treatment that have broken through that wall that I try to keep up so that I do not get too close. Last weekend, I worked both days . I also have to go in tomorrow to treat an ICU patient on a ventilator. Last night I really believed that I was at my limit. I just was too exhausted too work out. I may make it to the treadmill tonight. Thus my reward:


I ordered it online tonight and it should be here early next week. I am so psyched. My friend, DD, got the 205 this week and did a workout with it last night and it is so cool. I am the biggest geek ever so I new that I would have to get one. I decided on the 305 because I like the HR monitor in spin class and a few different things it has for biking! After a week that literally sucked, I rewarded myself!

The weekend is approaching quickly and the weather guy predicts a warm-up (to 20). I will run outside on Sunday my long run of 3:30.

Waddling and hoping next week is better...........


Flo said...

Very nice reward!!! I could use one of those :)

Vickie said...

I completely understand the high volume workload your job demands. I go with my dad to his chemo treatments and I am continually amazed at the number of people I see there every week. Hopefully you can get outside this weekend. Its pretty sad when 20 is a heatwave!

Juls said...

I remember my days of hourly pay and working double shifts in the hospital. Nursing is hard work in all regards (physically, emotionally, etc). You need to reward yourself now and again.

The Forerunner 305 is a nice pick. I love mine. Garminia and I are nearly inseparable where running is involved.

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IronSnoopy said...

Nice toy! That will be fun! :)

Sorry you've had such a bad week. Hopefully you're over the hump, though, and it will only continue to get better and better.

Enjoy your run! Jennifer and I are hoping to run outside too.

Joe said...

Your patients are the lucky ones to have a nurse who is matter how exhausted. Thanks for your selflessness.

If you like time and distance, you'll love the Garmin. I got one of the early ones and have had it for over 2 years is a lot of fun.

Mary Sunshine said...

Congratulations on your Garmin! I think you got the fancy model. Does it have cadence on it for the bike? My family got me the 301 for Christmas and I keep trying to use it but not all that successfully yet...but I keep trying. Will give it a go tomorrow.

I think it would be very hard to work with cancer patients. I don't know how anyone can stop thinking about them when they are not at work.

I hope your new toy gives you a boost.

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