Well, Not even sure enough is going on for an updates post but it’s been a while So….
Work is still work. I am tooling away on night shift. It is getting harder to do it. This might be because I am increasing my running miles, or it might just be beacause it is getting harder. I think over time I
get sleep deprived and then have to make it up. Luckily, I am still only working 3 twelve hour nights. so it’s not like I am up all night each night. Many people do have it worse than I do. I really am thinking getting back to Day shift will be nice, though I have heard the Day shift nurses are quite the pieces of work. So we shall see what occurs. I think in the next 2 weeks I’ll be able to switch. There have been some new nurses on Nights, orienting and doing well, so if they continue to do well my day time will be assured.
Running… is running. Still uninjured! I have completed 3 weeks of 8 mile runs. I am now in a fake, “genetically engineered” taper. I ran 8 on Monday and will run my next week, but on Saturday. So 12 days from the long run I will do another long run. It’s the Miracle Miles 15K race here in Orlando Fl. It is definitely the longest race I’ve run in a long time. I am a lot nervous about it. The other thing that makes me worried is that the course “Meanders through historic brick paved neighborhoods” sounds lovely, right? not if you are running on the brick paving…
It can be uneven and difficult to run on. I am pretty sure thats why it is mentioned in the description of the race, so we are all forewarned. My hope is the meandering will be kept to a minimum. And that it isn’t a wet day. We rarely have rain in the morning anyway.
I was trying to raise some money for the hospital, but I can not figure out how to access the fundraising page, and the main person never returned my email, so I suppose they do not want the money!
I have new Mizuno’s which are the new version of my old Wave Riders. I think they are not as nice as my Old ones. I have run over 30 miles on them and am not entirely sold on them. They seem to have less cushion in the forefoot. But we’ll see. I like Mizuno’s but I may switch up the “style” of them for the Marathon. I’ll train through these wave riders though for at least 150 miles.
Teulu is doing well. He ran with me on Sunday and has been pretty tired since.
My biggest issue this week has been a fight with my scale. It seems to be malfunctioning, but I can never be sure. Initially it started by weighing me at one number and then on the hour every hour, it seemed to add a pound! (Yes, please do not ask why I was weighing each hour.) So I replaced the battery, which is usually the right thing to do when it does these things. No dice, it is still all over the place. Because I am owned by my scale this thing has got me disturbed. I think I need a new scale, but I am concerned that perhaps the scale situation is what it is. I just can not imagine how I could have gained 5 pounds in 5 hours. (Unless the initial reading were wrong!!!)
Then again if the worst thing that has happened to me is my scale going nuts, that’s pretty good!!!
Today I am getting my Flu Shot! I have not had one for 3 years. 3 years ago I got one and I got horribly ill with the flu, or a bad flu like illness. 4 yearsa go the same thing. I have been told that most likely I was in the prodromal phase on an illness already. Hmmm, twice in two years. Unlikely. Well. Last year I was sick and sick and sick with a variety of flu like illnesses. I have a lot of plans this year, so I am going to make the Brave attempt again. I figure I have today off work and have already done my long run for the week, so if I get sick the only thing that happens is that I am unable to work… and
that won’t be that bad right…. It’s a one shot vaccination this year, trivalent…Swine flu and one type I think of Flu A and Flu B. Check back here to see if I get very ill from the Vaccine. I am so not wanting to do this, but considering how sick I was last year, and how much running I am trying to do…I think today is the best day, plus its the day the hospital offers it!